To build an addition or garage, you will need two sets of construction plans. The plans should have a plan view looking down, a cross section, and elevations. If you are using trusses, indicate so on your plans. If rafters and ceiling joists are used, provide a roof framing plan with the size and spacing of framing members. Steps 1-3 may be completed at the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA, 22192. Step 4 may be completed by telephone or online.
STEP ONE: Zoning Approval
You will need to obtain zoning approval before submitting your plans to Building Development. The Zoning Division Counter is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
STEP TWO: Plan Approval
The Building Plan Intake Counter is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
STEP THREE: Permit Issuance
The Building Permitting Services Counter is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
STEP FOUR: Construction Inspections
In order for staff to conduct an inspection, you must call for the appropriate inspection, the permit must be affixed to the front window of the residence (or a location that can be viewed from the road outside the residence), and the approved plans must be available for the inspector to review at the time of inspection.
Building inspections are conducted between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit www.pwcgov.org/ePortal or call 1-866-457-5280 to schedule an inspection through the automated system. The systems will prompt for the permit number or 6 Digit IVR Pin Number, and inspection type and code, which were provided at the time of permit issuance. The inspection process will vary depending on the extent of the work.