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.