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Building Inspections

Our mission is to promote excellence in planning, building, and development. We encourage public collaboration and engage best management practices and methods to ensure public safety, environmental protection, and quality architectural design in Nelson County. Our focus is to ensure that all buildings, structures, and related equipment are constructed in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).

Building Permit Fees

Minimum fee for projects valued up to $5,000 $25
Projects valued at over $5,000 $5 per $1,000 of value
Agreement in Lieu of E&S Plan (Land Disturbing) fee $35-450
(A 2% Levy Fee is added to all Building Permit fees as per the State)

Payment Information

Checks should be payable to COUNTY OF NELSON and mailed to:
Building Inspections Department
P.O. Box 558
Lovingston, VA 22949

Payments at Building Inspections Department:  Cash, check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard).  Credit card payments available by calling 434-263-7080.

Nelson County Code

The Nelson County Code is available on the Municode website. This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on the Municode site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality.