Residential Basement Alterations/Renovations

Basement alterations are always challenging and requires careful planning and health and safety requirement.

Page updated on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Documentation Process

  • Plan Submission Checklist - Finishing a Basement
    • 5 plan sets:
    • Plan size should not be smaller than  8 ½” x 11”
    • Dimensioned plans are required
    • Plans shall be in permanent ink, with address of the proposed construction
    • 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 Application                      
  • Contractor Selection Checklist /Property Owner’s Affidavit
  • Noise Ordinance Affidavit
  • Alexandria Soils Policy (refer to policy for proposed project specific requirements)
  • 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)

 Additional permits required if project includes:

Plan Review Process

 

Inspection Process

 

Certificate of Occupancy Process

Not required

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