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Building Development Division
Building Development Fees

   

building development fy21 Fee Schedule: Effective July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 = BDD FEE SCHEDULE (FY21)

 
 
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 FY21 Fee Schedule – With the exceptions noted below, the BOCS approved a 1.2% across-the-board increase.
                 

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 Fee Schedule

 

Fee TypeFY20 Adopted Fee

FY21

Adopted Fee

INSPECTION FEES, OTHER

1. Inspections

a.       After Hours Inspection - Inspections may be conducted after normal work hours by BDD inspectors with special approval and when arranged in advance.  The fee for each inspection to be conducted shall be applied separately for each discipline inspected and is payable in advance.  Two hour minimum.  Fee shown is per hour.

$137.55$155

 

FY20 AdoptedFY21 Adopted

New Construction And Additions

  1. Residential – R-3, R-4 and R-5

    (Does not include R-2 classified as R-3 or R-3 [4 story/2 dwellings]- See nonresidential.)
  1. Minimum fee for new dwelling units, garages, carports, additions, breezeways, gazebos, open porches with roofs, decks greater than 250 SF and detached sheds greater than 250 SF

New Construction And Additions

  1. Residential – R-3, R-4 and R-5

    (Does not include R-2 classified as R-3 or R-3 [4 story/2 dwellings]- See nonresidential.)

b.      Minimum fee for new dwelling units, garages, carports, additions, breezeways, gazebos, open porches with roofs, decks greater than 250 SF and detached sheds greater than 256 SF

Amusement Devices (Carnival Rides)

  1. Generators, each

Amusement Devices (Carnival Rides)

  1. Generators, per event*

     

    *In addition to existing a. through d.
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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