• Visiting us in Nelson County? Be sure to check out our Resources for Visitors •

COVID-19 Updates | COVID-19: Resources for Businesses

Building Inspections

We are still here and working! 

The only change, due to the potential spread of the COVID-19 Virus, and to guard the safety and health of our staff and community members, is that our front doors are locked to the public.  We have an outbox and inbox at the doors for drop offs and pickups.  Please call or email with questions.

Main Number: 434-263-7080

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.


In This Section

Contact Us
Physical Address
80 Front Street
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 558
Lovingston, VA 22949
Contact
Chuck Miller - Building (Code) Official
Heather Graham
Jim Allen
Main Contacts

Office: 434-263-7080
Fax: 434-263-7086