The Frederick County Building Inspections Department exists to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the county's citizenry as it relates to the construction, use and design of buildings.
No construction may begin until a proper building permit has been approved and issued by the building official and zoning administrator and all fees paid. No new structure may be lawfully occupied without a certificate of occupancy from the department.Hours of Operation
Applications for residential and commercial permits may be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding scheduled holidays). Permits are issued 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Statewide Building Code and Supplements
The office is responsible for enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the following supplements to this which are: 2014 National Electrical Code, 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Plumbing Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code, 2015 International Fuel Code, 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 International Residential Code, 2015 Edition USBC Code (September 4, 2018).