Building Safety

Building Plans


Starting July 1, 2022, the technology fee assessed on transactions processed by the Roanoke County Departments of Development Services and Planning and Zoning will increase from 3% to 5%.

Better Buildings, Safer Communities

The Office of Building Safety enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code within Roanoke County. This includes plan review, permit issuance, and inspection of buildings and structures during the construction phase.

Our office establishes and enforces minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, means of egress, property protection, stability, sanitation, structural strength, and systems efficiency.

Important Changes to Permit System 

The Office of Building Safety has an online permitting system, Cityworks.  This system allows online as well as in-person submittals and requests.  If interested, please refer to our ONLINE SERVICES page or our PUBLIC ACCESS PORTAL page.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call 540-772-2065 Ext 1.

The Office of Building Safety has a SelecTxt Inspection process that will work in conjunction with our Cityworks Permitting System. This can easily be accessed from any cell phone that can send a text. The system will allow scheduling, re-scheduling, canceling and seeing results of inspections.

If interested please download our INSPECTION BROCHURE.

Plan Submittal Requirements

All Commercial Plans submitted for review will require 1 PDF digital copy, combined in one document. (CD, Flash Drive, etc.).

Roanoke County Local Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals

LBBCA Board members 7-12-22

Pictured above, LBBFCA members from left to right: James Ruhland III, Peter Fields, Richard Evans, David Jones Jr, Todd Sutphin, Bill Fowler

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Community Development at 540-772-2065 using the following extensions:

  • For Permitting and Development Review - Press 1

The next menu you will reach:

  • Inspections and Permits - Press 1
  • Site Plan Development Review - Press 2

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  1. Morgan Yates

    Building Commissioner

  2. Building Safety

    Physical Address
    5204 Bernard Drive
    Second Floor
    Roanoke, VA 24018

    Fax: 540-772-2108