The Building Office is responsible for ensuring public health, safety and welfare associated with the design, construction and utilization of residential and commercial buildings. Contractors and homeowners doing their own work on their homes must obtain a building permit when constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, converting or demolishing any building in Prince Edward County.

**Appointments must be made in advance to receive your building permit.

**Inspections must be requested at least one (1) day in advance.


This office only serves County residents: If you live within the Town of Farmville, contact their office at 434-392-8465 or www.farmvilleva.com.

VDOT Entrance Permits: For all entrances (residential, commercial, existing or new), call 1-800-367-7623.


Current Codes

Prince Edward County adheres to:

  • IRC 2006 Edition
  • IBC 2006 Edition

USBC (Uniform Statewide Building Code)

For general information, visit the Virginia Building & Code Officials Association.

To purchase Code Books, visit the International Code Council.

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