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Building Development Division
Building Development Fees


building development fy18 Fee Schedule: Effective July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 = BDD FEE SCHEDULE (FY18)

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.
Building Development FY18 Fee Schedule – With the exceptions noted in the below table, the BOCS approved a 1.85% across-the-board increase. 
Fee Type FY17 Adopted Fee FY18 Adopted Fee
Life Safety/Phasing/Temporary Shoring Plan$0.00$145.64
Copy plans per page/sheet$19.26$6.75
Plan Review Filing Fee for Footing and Foundations only35% of the building permit fee20% of the building permit fee
Non-Residential Equipment schedule - unit heaters, space heaters, through wall heat pump or A/C, exhaust fan, etc.Fee each, for first 10 plusDecrease in count from 10 to 5
Amusement Device Fees – Virginia Amusement Device Regulations, 13 VA 5-31-100, specifies the fees to be charged in this category.  However, the Code Academy levy will be added to the base fee pursuant to Section 36-98.3 of the Code of Virginia.
Plan Review Filing Fees, Non-Residential – The current filing fee is based on a percentage of the final building permit fee.  No increase to the filing fee is necessary.
Surcharges – No increase is necessary to the Code Academy, Information Technology, and Indirect Cost surcharges. 
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


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