Building Safety Documents & Online Forms

Please note - Effective January 1, 2016 - All Commercial Plans submitted for review will require 2 paper copies and 1 PDF digital copy, combined into one document. (CD, Flash Drive, etc.) 

Construction in Roanoke County must comply with the 2012 Virginia Construction Codes and the 2011 National Electric Code requirements as applicable.

For non-linked forms, contact the Office of Building Safety at 540-772-2065 option 1 then option 1 again or email the office to have the form(s) forwarded to you.

Building Permit Submission Checklists

General Applications & Forms

Frequently Used Applications & Forms

More Applications & Forms 

Plot Plan Templates

The following templates are to be used for construction projects with a total disturbed area of 10,000 square feet or less. Projects under 5,000 square feet may be prepared by anyone. Projects between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet must be prepared by either a professional engineer or registered land disturber. Projects exceeding 10,000 square feet in disturbed area must be prepared by a professional engineer and may not use these templates.

For disturbed areas of not more than 5,000 square feet: 

For disturbed areas of at least 5,000 but not more than 10,000 square feet: 

Accessibility Information

The following documents are published by the Department of Justice and may contain requirements that differ or exceed current building code requirements. Building owners are advised that they are required to meet both the building code requirements for accessibility as well as federal Americans with Disibilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

Important Information for Swimming Pool Owners

Construction & Development Guidelines

Fire Protection Forms & Checklists

Special Inspection Forms for Use with the 2012 USBC

These forms contain changes which are included in the 2012 USBC and should only be used with projects designed and permitted under the 2012 USBC.