Apply for a Building Permit

Building Permits should be obtained from the Building Official and are required prior to beginning any of the following activities:

  • Alteration
  • Construction
  • Conversion or demolition of a building or structure
  • Reconstruction
  • Repair

This includes the installation or altering of any equipment regulated by the USBC. 

When there is a change of occupancy of an existing structure and a new certificate is required by the USBC, removing or disturbing any asbestos containing materials, or movement of a lot line that can affect the safety of an existing structure.


Building Official's Office
6489 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 804-693-2744


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.