Single Family & Residential Structure Permits

Single Family Dwelling Application Requirements


Along with a completed Construction Permit Application (PDF) you will need the following:
  • 2 sets of building plans, Complete and drawn to scale
  • 4 copies of the site plan (copy of plat of property) showing proposed structures and distances measured in feet to each property line (front, back, right, and left)
  • 1 copy of the VDOT entrance permit or VDOT approval letter for an existing entrance
  • 1 Agreement in Lieu of Plan for erosion and sediment control.
  • Copy of the Well and Septic Permit (PDF) issued by the Powhatan County Health Department (unless you are on public water and sewer)
  • Zoning Compliance Affidavit 2019 (PDF) (we have notaries on staff for your convenience)

Trade Permits


Please note that the building permit does not include trades (electrical/mechanical/plumbing/gas) permits.