Building Design & Permit Information

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CODE USED
  • 2012 Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and amendments
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • Sprinkler and fire alarm (NFiPA 13 & 72) code is referenced in building code
LOCAL DESIGN CRITERIA
  • Ground snow load is 18 psf; roof design for live load is 20 psf
  • Wind speed is 95 MPH based on USBC table 1609 (exposure is normally B)
  • Water pipe freezing protection depth 18"
  • Sewer line freezing protection depth 12"
PRIOR TO APPLICATION SUBMITTAL
  • Site plan approval must be obtained.
  • 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.
DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION SUBMITTAL IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS
Architectural Review Board Carolyn Murphy (757) 220-6130
Building & Trades Matt Westheimer (757) 220-6136
Fire Protection Capt. Humphrey (757) 220-6226
Public Works Engr. - Aaron Small
Field Insp. - Clark Wallace
(757) 220-6140
Zoning Rodney Rhodes (757)220-6130

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