Department of Building Safety / Inspection


Lee County Courthouse
2nd Floor, Room 206
P.O. Box 367
Jonesville, VA 24263

Tom Bush
Building Code Official


Cathy Wilder, Secretary

Office hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Phone (276) 346-7715


When do you need a building permit?

A building permit is required for any new construction, addition, or major renovation within the County, including but not limited to:



If you are still unsure if you need a building permit, please contact the office.


The following forms may be filled out on your computer, however you must bring a printed copy to the office of the Building Inspector in order to file for a permit.

Application to Build, Alter or Remove (pdf)

Application for Removal, Installation or Closure of U.S.T. or Above Ground Storage Tank (pdf)

Application for Manufactured Home (pdf)

Manufactured Home Check List


Application for Demolition Permit


Application for Electrical Service Permit


Application for Mechanical, HVAC, Gas Logs & Heaters


Application for Sign Permit


Application for Plumbing Permit



Singlewide Manufactured Home $75.00
Doublewide Manufactured Home $150.00
Building Fee  *Includes Garages, Carports, Deck $.10 Per Sq. Ft ($35.00 Min.)
Unfinished Basements / Storage Buildings $.03 Per Sq. Ft ($35.00 Min.)
Electrical Fee $35.00
Plumbing Fee $35.00
Mechanical Fee  *Includes HVAC, Gas Logs, Heaters $25.00 each appliance
Certificate of Occupancy $15.00
Change of Occupancy $25.00
Sprinkler Fee $.05 Per Sq. Foot
Generators $60.00
Moved Building $30.00
Building Fee $.15 Per Sq. Ft ($50.00 Min.)
Plumbing Fee $50.00
Mechanical Fee  *Includes HVAC, Gas Logs, Heaters $.008 Per Sq. Ft ($45.00 Min.)
Commercial Kitchen Hoods $80.00
Certificate of Occupancy $35.00
Change of Occupancy $35.00
Sprinkler Fee $.05 Per Sq Foot
Generators $70.00
100 amp 1 phase $25.00
100 amp 3 phase $30.00
200 amp 1 phase $50.00
200 amp 3 phase $75.00
400 to 600 any $125.00
Above 600 $200.00
Structure Fee      (Tanks, Towers, Utility, Etc.) $5.00 per Thousand $50 Min.
Land Disturbing Permit Fee $30 plus $1,000 per acre bond
Flood Plain Developing Permit $2 per acre ($50 Min $100 Max)
Private  $50.00
Public  $100.00
Residential  $50.00
Commercial $100.00
Up to 100 Sq. Feet $25.00
100 to 200 Sq. Feet $50.00
Above 200 Sq. Feet $100.00


- Contractor's License Tax will apply if value of work is $100,000.00 or more. Tax rate for contractors tax is .0016 per $100.00. Contractor's Tax must be paid prior to any permits being issued.

- All Building Permits Require a 2% State Surcharge