Building Inspections

120 West Oxford Street
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-9359
Fax: (540) 745-9305

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Mark Bolt, Building Official
mbolt@floydcova.org

Nicole Carr, Permit Technician
nroberson@floydcova.org

Please Note: The building official must approve plans & permit application before a permit can be issued.

Our Mission
The Mission of Floyd County Building Inspection Department is to provide the very best building inspection service and to administer county ordinances in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner, which ensures the health, safety, and welfare of Floyd County citizens.

How to Schedule an Inspection
Inspections may be scheduled Monday thru Friday by calling (540) 745-9359. A 24 hour notice must be given in advance on ALL inspections. NO inspections will be made on the same day of the call in. It is helpful if you give us your building permit number and the name of the owner of the project.

Completion of Work
When you obtain your building permit work must begin within six (6) months or the permit will become invalid. After the six (6) month period a new permit will need to be reissued, no refunds will be given on invalid permits.

1. Building Plans

  • Residential: A set of floor/roof truss specs must be available on the job at the time of framing inspection for completion of the inspection. All installation instructions for all gas appliances must be kept with the appliance for rough inspection and kept with the appliance until the final inspection.
  • Commercial: All plans must be submitted to our office and approved before issuance of permits.

2. Erosion Control Plans:

  • Commercial: Submit 3 plans here in our office and we will submit 1 copy to Skyline Soil and Water Conservation District. All plans have to be approved before any permits will be issued. No construction can be started until approval.

3. Flood Elevation Certificate:

  • If your project is located in the floodplain, you may need to employ a surveyor to issue an elevation certificate showing that your floor will be one foot above flood elevation.

Erosion and Sediment Control

When disturbing 10,000 square feet or more of land an erosion and sediment permit and plan is required before grading is started.
Exception:
For single family homes, an agreement in lieu of a plan may be substituted for an erosion and sediment plan.
Ponds, Creek Crossing & Wet Lands

If you are building a pond, creek crossing, or disturbing wet lands, a permit may be required from the Army Core of Engineers. Please contact Jennifer S. Frye at 1-540-344-1498
Flood Plain:
If you are building in the 100 flood plain area, please contact the building official for permit regulations.


AEP Information

CLICK HERE for AEP Requirements for Electric Service (new service)

AEP Meter and Service Guide, CLICK HERE (PDF)


Subdivision Ordinance
A copy of the Floyd County Subdivision is available by clicking here or in our office. We will be happy to review the subdivision ordinance with you. If you have any questions regarding any subdivision or you would like to meet with Lydeana Martin, please call 540-745-9359.

Manufactured Home Park
A manufactured home park consists of three or more homes on the same lot. You may view the Floyd County Mobile Home Ordinance by clicking here or you may pick up a copy at our office. We will be glad to sit down with you and discuss your plans and the requirements of the ordinance. Please call Lydeana Martin at (540) 745-9359.

Ordinance prohibiting pre-1976 mobile homes, CLICK HERE (PDF)

Resources

Permits and Licenses

PERMITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED AFTER 4:00 PM.
 
 

Permit Fees

Permit Application Packet

Farm Permit Application

Electrical Permit Application

Obtaining any permits in the Town of Floyd, click here


Important Information

Ground Snow Load: 30
Wind Design Speed: 90
Exposure: B
Seismic Design Category: B
Frost Line Depth: 18

2012 VA Uniform Statewide Building Codes (To view these codes CLICK HERE)

The building inspection office enforces…
1. Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and all codes referenced within:

2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 National Electrical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code

2. Floyd County Erosion Control Ordinance
3. Floyd County Manufactured Home Ordinance
4. Floyd County Subdivision Ordinance

To obtain a contractors license, go to Virginia DPOR.