Building Permit Fees

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Cash – an ATM is located in the lobby of the Herrity Building.
  • Check – make sure the check is signed and your telephone number is on the check.
  • VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express
    • You will be charged the permit fee plus a flat $1.00 processing fee for all transactions up to $40.00.
    • For transactions over $40.00, you will be charged the permit fee plus a processing fee equal to 2.5 percent of the transaction amount.
    • Credit card processing fees are third party transaction fees and are non-refundable.

Fee Schedules

Other Fees

  • Resubmission Fee – if your plans are not approved after the first review, a resubmission fee may be due.
  • Fire Marshal Fee – for commercial projects, a fee of $156.00 per hour will be accessed for a Fire Marshal review.
  • Reinspection Fee – your inspector may charge a reinspection fee of $108.00 if your inspection failed.

Check Balance of Fees on Existing Permit

For additional information, contact the Customer and Technical Support Center via email or by calling 703-222-0801, TTY 711. 

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