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Permit Requirements for Residential Additions

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Documentation Process 

The following list is provided as a guide to obtain necessary information for initial submission of plans and permit documentation to the Code Administration Permit Center:

  • Building Plan Submission Checklist (see below)
  • 5 plan sets: 
    • Plan size shall not exceed 24” wide x 36” long
    • Dimensioned plans are required, minimum scale 1/8” = 1’0”
    • Plans shall be in permanent ink
    •  Tissue and tracing paper will not be accepted
    • Note: per Virginia’s USBC, One & Two-family dwelling construction permits, including accessory structures, must be completed  within 3 years of permit issuance date
  • Construction Permit Application 
  • Contractor Selection Checklist  or Property Owner’s Affidavit
  • Tree Information Form
  • Noise Ordinance Affidavit
  • Alexandria Soils Policy (refer to policy for proposed project specific requirements)
  • Neighbor Notification Letter (if proposed project is </=  5ft  from the property-line)
  • Rodent Abatement Documentation 
  • Home Improvement License Application Package attached *Required for Class B and Class C contractors* also see The Home Improvement Code Waiver Form 
  • House Location Plat (Planning & Zoning)
  • Floor Area Open Space Calculation Sheet  (Planning & Zoning)
  • A/C Waiver form (if proposed unit is in a required yard)  (Planning & Zoning)

The following documents can be submitted anytime prior to commencement of trade work:

Plan Review Process

Inspection Process


Certificate of Occupancy Process