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Building Development Division
Building Development Fees



In accordance with Section 36-105 of the Code of Virginia, Prince William County has adopted the Building Development Fee Schedule to defray the cost of enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.  The Building Development activities supported by the fees include: plan intake, plan review, permitting and inspections.
Payment Methods
Payment can be made using cash, checks, or credit/debit cards for all development related fees.  However, credit card payments for bonds and/or escrows (including lot escrows) will not be accepted (cash or separate check only).  Checks should be made payable to ‘Prince William County’ or ‘PWC’.  Only the following credit/debit cards will be accepted for land development fees: Master Card, Visa, and Discover.  All credit/debit card transactions must be processed in person.  Currently, we do not accept credit/debit card payments over the phone or online.
Special Inspection Program Fee Criteria
In order to determine which fees will be applied to Special Inspection Projects “project(s)” are defined below. The bulk of projects will fall into a “project' category. However smaller jobs may fall into the 'itemized' category.  Please refer to the Building Development Fee Schedule for the current fees associated with the Special Inspections Program (SIP). 
The various items for Building Projects will include but not be limited to the following:
      • Controlled fill
      • Footing and foundation
      • Structural concrete
      • Masonry
      • Structural shell/pre-engineered building
      • Spray-on fire-proofing
      • Smoke control
      • Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS)
      • Other
The various items for Retaining Walls will include but not be limited to the following:
      • Footing and foundation
      • Backfill
      • Concrete
      • Compaction testing
      • Reinforced earth and geogrid
      • Masonry
      • Geometry
      • Layout
      • Guard rail
Other Related Fee Schedules
The Planning Office has adopted fees for rezoning and special use permit applications.
The Development Services Land Development Division has adopted fees for the review of land development applications and site inspections.
The Fire Marshal’s Office has adopted fees for fire protection inspections and operational use permits.


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