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Permit Fee Schedule
Building Permit Fee Schedule
This information is to be used as a guide. Fees will be tabulated and must be paid when permits are issued.  DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH APPLICATIONS.

1 & 2 Family Residential
 - .63 (5/8) % of estimated cost + $25.00 base fee (this includes garages, gazebos, decks, swimming pools, residential, demolition and all other residential construction) 

Commercial - 1% of estimated cost + $75.00 base fee (this includes hospitals, hotel/motels, radio towers, apartments, commercial demolition and all other commercial construction)

Add 2% State tax to total permit cost

Beginning work without a permit - $50.00

Re-inspection fee 
$50.00 (due to negligence on the part of permit holder) 
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Scheduled inspection and work not ready for inspection
  • Site secured and inspected
  • Dangerous conditions


Electrical Permit Fee Schedule

1 & 2 Family Residential - 1% + $25.00 of estimated cost (this includes garages, gazebos, decks, swimming pools, residential, demolition and all other residential construction)

Commercial - 1% + $75.00 of estimated cost (this includes hospitals, hotel/motels, radio towers, apartments, commercial demolition and all other commercial construction)

Add 2% State tax to total permit cost

Beginning work without a permit - $50.00

Re-inspection fee 
$50.00 (due to negligence on the part of permit holder) 
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Scheduled inspection and work not ready for inspection
  • Site secured and inspected
  • Dangerous conditions


Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule
1 & 2 Family Residential - 1% + $25.00 of estimated cost (this includes garages, gazebos, decks, swimming pools, residential, demolition and all other residential construction)

Commercial - 1% + $75.00 of estimated cost (this includes hospitals, hotel/motels, radio towers, apartments, commercial demolition and all other commercial construction)

Add 2% State tax to total permit cost

Beginning work without a permit - $50.00

Re-inspection fee
$50.00 (due to negligence on the part of permit holder) 
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Scheduled inspection and work not ready for inspection
  • Site secured and inspected
  • Dangerous conditions


Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule
1 & 2 Family Residential - 1% + $25.00 of estimated cost (this includes garages, gazebos, decks, swimming pools, residential, demolition and all other residential construction)

Commercial - 1% + $75.00 of estimated cost (this includes hospitals, hotel/motels, radio towers, apartments, commercial demolition and all other commercial construction)

Add 2% State tax to total permit cost

Beginning work without a permit - $50.00

Re-inspection fee 
$50.00 (due to negligence on the part of permit holder) 
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Scheduled inspection and work not ready for inspection
  • Site secured and inspected
  • Dangerous conditions



City of Petersburg - Virginia