Building Safety

Building Plans

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 is happy to announce that we have launched a new 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.

What's New! 

The Office of Building Safety has launched a NEW 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 2 paper copies and 1 PDF digital copy, combined in one document. (CD, Flash Drive, etc.).

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

    Phone: 540-772-2065
    Fax: 540-772-2108