Plans for James City County are reviewed with the following Codes as referenced by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code:
The adopted model codes are subject to amendment by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Please review the USBC Technical Amendments to determine if the pertinent code citation has been amended by the USBC. The USBC 2018 Virginia Construction Code and related DHCD 2018 Code books can be read in its entirety elsewhere on this site or online.
A building permit is the authorization to begin construction, alteration or demolition of any multifamily residential, commercial, or industrial structure as required by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
Permits may be obtained and inspections scheduled online through JCC PermitLink.
You should provide the following information to complete the building permit application:
- Address of the property
- Contractor information
- Owner information
- Scope of work