Residential Structure Permits

Residential Application Requirements

Along with a completed Construction Permit Application you will need the following:

  • 2 sets of building plans, Complete and drawn to scale
  • 2 copies of the site plan (copy of plat of property) showing proposed structures and distances measured in feet to each property line (front, back, right, and left)
  • 1 copy of the VDOT entrance permit or VDOT approval letter for an existing entrance
  • 1 Agreement in Lieof Plan for erosion and sediment control.
  • Copy of the  Well and Septic Permit issued by the Powhatan County Health Department (unless you are on public water and sewer) 
  • Zoning Compliance Affidavit 
  • Affidavit of Exemption from Contractor Licensing (must be signed in front of a notary)

Trade Permits

Please note that the building permit does not include trades (electrical/mechanical/plumbing/gas) permits.

Forms, Applications, & Information Documents