Construction & Development

Digital Plan Sets Required 

Since July 2017, we require plan sets larger than 11" x 17" to be submitted in digital form with permit submissions and plan reviews. Digital plan submissions reduce waste, save time, save money, and  enhance the plan review process.  Options for submitting digital plans include:

  • On storage media like a thumb drive or CD, 
  • E-mail them to (our email server can handle large files)
  • Upload through eTRAKiT (available only if you already have a permit number assigned) 

We appreciate your cooperation in the transition to a paperless permitting process. If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail them to us at

eTRAKiT now available!

eTRAKiT permitting system is now available for
  • Schedule inspections
  • Resubmit plans for review on cases where a number has been assigned to the project.  
  • Download approved documents
  • Search permits
Throughout 2018, we will make it possible to apply for various types of permits online. 
If you are experiencing issues with eTRAKiT, contact the Permit Center at (540) 853-1090.  For guidance on submitting plans via eTRAKiT or email see our Electronic Plan Submission guidelines.
  1. Project Pages
  2. Forms
  3. Codes
  4. Fees

Go to Project Pages

to get information on the most common types of construction and development projects.  Each project type has information on the permits you'll need, what you need to apply for a permit,  and links to the forms you'll need.

Tabs on this page are customized for residents, businesses, architects and contractors, and civil engineers.