Tazewell County, Virginia

Building Safety Department

TAZEWELL COUNTY BUILDING SAFETY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS
Mailing Address:
108 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

Physical Address:
106 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

276-385-1215 phone
276-988-0811 fax

GARY JACKSON, BUILDING OFFICIAL
Email

CHRIS MITCHELL, BUILDING INSPECTOR
Email

DAVID BOONE, BUILDING INSPECTOR
Email

 

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm excluding holidays

 

****Code Change Updates Effective March 01, 2012***
(Click here to view information regarding Code Changes)

Do I need a building permit? How to get a permit?
(Click here to view information regarding Building Permits)

GUIDELINES FOR ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT
(Click here to view information regarding the Guidelines for Issuance)

Click here for Permit Fees

APPLICATIONS:

New Construction Application

MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
(ELECTRICAL UPGRADE, UTILITY BUILDINGS, DECKS, ETC.)

MANUFACTURED / MOBILE HOME APPLICATIONS

History

Tazewell County adopted the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) on September 1, 1973.  The Ordinance defines provisions which shall control all matters concerning the construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, condemnation, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings, and all other functions which pertain to the installation of all systems vital to all building and structures and their service equipment as defined by the Uniform Statewide Building Code, and shall apply to existing and proposed building or structures in the County.

The provisions of the USBC are based on nationally recognized model building and fire codes published by the International Code Council, Inc.  As of March 1, 2012, Tazewell County enforces the 2009 Edition of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, as adopted, from the International Code Council, Inc., for the purpose of establishing minimum regulations to govern the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures.

Mission

 The building inspectors office issues permits for work done in Tazewell County, the Towns of Tazewell, Richlands, Pocahontas, and Cedar Bluff.  (The Town of Bluefield has a Building Official and all permitting is done through that office.)