Building Design & Permit Information

Code Used

  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and amendments
  • Sprinkler and fire alarm (NFiPA 13 & 72) code is referenced in building code

Local Design Criteria

  • Ground snow load is 18 pounds per square foot; roof design for live load is 20 pounds per square foot
  • Sewer line freezing protection depth 12 inches
  • Water pipe freezing protection depth 18 inches
  • Wind speed is 95 miles per hour based on USBC table 1609 (exposure is normally B)

Prior to Application Submittal

  • Any architectural issues that require Architectural Review Board approval must be obtained and approved
  • Any plans that include facilities for cooking or serving food and/or sleeping and swimming pools must provide a copy of the Health Department approval letter with application
  • Site plan approval must be obtained

Documents for Application Submittal

Important Contact Numbers

  • Aaron Small, Engineer - Public Works
    Phone: 757-220-6140
  • Cary Middlebrook - Fire Protection
    Phone: 757-220-6226
  • Erin Burke - Architectural Review Board
    Phone: 757-220-6132
  • Clark Wallace, Field Inspector - Public Works
    Phone: 757-220-6140
  • Matt Westheimer - Building and Trades
    Phone: 757-220-6136
  • Heather Markle - Zoning
    Phone: 757-220-6131