Building

Building Permit Fees


The following fees shall be charged for permits and inspections provided in the Building Code with respect to building work:

The above pricing highlights standard permits; each case may vary depending on circumstances of the project. Also consider, there are exceptions to the above pricing(See Fee Listing for more information).

Please call 728-2444 for more information and
remember to bring a copy of the survey or plat with you.
Building Fees
  • Minimum Fee $50
  • Re-Inspection Fee $50
New Construction Building Permit Fee
Usable area under roof, per building or structure including all new construction, finished or unfinished. Be aware this is just for new construction:
  • Buildings 0-40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.13
  • Buildings over 40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.14
  • All structures not covered under roof (including decks, ramps, loading docks, etc.) per square foot $0.10
Demolition
  • Accessory buildings and structures, each $50
  • All other buildings and structures, each $50
Moving Structures
Moving structures to a location within the City limits:
Usable area under roof, per building or structure (including all new construction, finished or unfinished):
  • Buildings 0-40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.13
  • Buildings over 40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.14
  • All structures not covered under roof (including decks, ramps, loading docks, etc.) per square foot $0.10
Industrialized Building (excluding Mobile Homes)
Usable area under roof, per building or structure (including all new construction, finished or unfinished):
  • Buildings 0-40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.13
  • Buildings over 40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.14
  • All structures not covered under roof (including decks, ramps, loading docks, etc.) per square foot $0.10
Modular Construction
Usable area under roof, per building or structure (including all new construction, finished or unfinished):
  • Buildings 0-40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.13
  • Buildings over 40,000 square feet, per square foot $0.14
  • All structures not covered under roof (including decks, ramps, loading docks, etc.) per square foot $0.10
Alterations
Alterations permits are priced based on the value of the job or contract and are usually projects concerning renovations to existing square footage, such as reroofing job.

The cost is currently $11 per $1000 value of the job or contract.

Mobile Homes and other Mobile Units
  • Each $50- Includes inspecting unit, foundation, blocking, tie-downs, anchoring, water line connection, drain connection, Electrical cord connection and HVAC connection.
Tents And Other Temporary Structures
  • Each $50
  • Chimneys, Fireplaces, Wood and Coal Stoves and other Solid-Fuel Burning Heaters. Based on the dollar value of the job:
  • Per $1,000 or fraction thereof $9
  • Fireplaces, heaters, and chimneys shall be included in the new construction permit fees only if so noted at the time of issuing the permit.
  • All Other Structures as defined in the Basic Building Code not included in the above fee schedule (includes piers, trestles, fences, bulkheads, exterior siding, fire damage, general repairs, pools, towers, steeples and alterations to a previously finished or unfinished space). Based on the dollar value of the job.
Plans Examination
A fee shall be charged for the reviewing of plans prior to making application for a permit. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Plans examination fee $50
Appeals to the Building Code Board of Appeals
Each Appeal $50

***Add the Technology Fee which is $10.00 and 2% for the State Levy which is the base cost of the permit.

For example: The minimum base fee for a building permit is $50.00 plus the Technology and State Fee would be $61.00.

You may download the Commercial Permit application or Residential Permit application  and submit to the Development Services Center Office using the following methods:

  • Email: dscpermits@hampton.gov
  • Fax: (757) 728-2445 
  • Mail or visit us in-person: 22 Lincoln Street, 3rd floor, Hampton, VA 23669
Hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.