Fees

The Building Inspections Department now accepts Visa and Mastercard payments. Amendment to Franklin County Code Section 5-27, effective January 1, 2013.

Surcharges

For the following rates, a state surcharge is required by Section 36-139 of the Code of Virginia (2% currently).

Residential Rates

ProjectRate
Accessory Structure$0.18 per square foot, ($60 Minimum)
Addition $0.18 per square foot, ($120 Minimum)
Alteration$5 per $1,000 value ($60 Minimum)
Deck / Dock$0.18 per square foot, ($60 Minimum)
Manufactured Home - Double-wide$200
Manufactured Home - Single-wide$150
Manufactured Home - Triple-wide$250
New Modular Dwelling$0.18 per square foot, ($120 Minimum)
New Multi-Unit Dwelling$0.18 per square foot, ($210 Minimum)
New Site Built Dwelling $0.18 per square foot, ($180 Minimum)


Non-Residential Rates

ProjectRate
Accessory Structure$0.18 per square foot, ($60 Minimum)
Addition$0.18 per square foot, ($120 Minimum)
Alteration$5 per $1000 value, ($60 Minimum)
Deck/Dock$0.18 per square foot, ($60 Minimum)
New Structure$0.18 per square foot, ($180 Minimum)


Miscellaneous

ProjectsRate
Above Ground Pool$60
Amusement Device$60
Below Ground Pool$120
Demolition$60
Distribution terminal and bulk plant facility license$150
Electrical$5 per $1,000 value, ($60 Minimum)
Elevator$60
Mechanical$5 per $1,000 value, ($60 Minimum)
Plumbing$5.00 per $1,000 value, ($60 Minimum)
Retaining Wall$60
Sign (with or without electricity)$60
Storage Tanks - 100 to 10,000 gallons$60
Storage Tanks - 10,001 to 25,000 gallons$90
Storage Tank - 25,001 gallons and over$140
Tent and Membrane structures over 900 square feet$60
Towers and Antennas$100


Additional Fees

Project
Rate
Board of Building Code Appeals$250
Commencing Work without a Permit FeeA sum equal to twice the normal permit fee up to a maximum of $2,500
Permit Cancellation Fee (prior to commencement of inspection)Refund of 100% fee less the administrative fee of $60
Permit Renewal$65
1. Permit may be issued for 12 months per USBC
2. First permit issued before renewal - no charge
3. Future permits renewal fee applies
Plan Review fee10% of building permit fee
Refunds for unexpired permitsIn the case of revocation, abandonment or discontinuance; refunds for the portion of the work that was not completed will be made after written application to the Building Official. A minimum of $60 retained.
Re-inspection Fee$45