Building or Replacing a Deck

Deck

Select a link below to learn more about building a new deck or porch or replacing an existing deck or porch.

  1. Do I Need A Permit?
  2. Who Should Apply?
  3. Documents
  4. Resources
  5. Process
  6. Payment and Fees
  7. Typical Inspections

Do I Need A Permit?

If you are doing any of the following you will need a Residential Building Permit …
(This is not an all-inclusive list. If you have a question as to whether you need a permit please call 540-772-2065)

  • Replacing Deck Boards and Handrails
  • Replacing the Existing Deck
  • Adding a New Deck or Porch (anything 30” above ground level will count into setback, or distances to property lines)
  • Adding a Roof to an Existing Deck
  • Adding a Screen-Porch on the Existing Deck
  • Adding a Sun-Porch on the Existing Deck
  • Adding Stairs