Required Permits / Cost List

Obtaining a Permit


To obtain a permit, you must be the landowner / agent or a state and local licensed contractor. Please note the following contract value:
  • Class A Contractor - Works on contract for $70,000 or more or contracts totaling $500,000 or more over a one-year period. Five years of experience required
  • Class B Contractor - Works on single contracts for $7,500 or more but less than $70,000 or contracts totaling $150,000 or more but less than $500,000 over a one-year period. Three years of experience required
  • Class C Contractor - Works on single contracts for $1,000 or more but less than $7,500 or contracts totaling less than $150,000 over a one-year period. Two years of experience required

Visit the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website for information about all licensed contractors For more information, call the State Board for Contractors at (804) 367-8511.

Online Permits & Inspections Center


Hampton’s new Online Permit & Inspections Center lets you go online to apply for permits, request inspections, check the status of your inspection request and pay associated fees - 24 hours a day - from any computer or mobile device.You can apply online for the following:

  • Yard Sale
  • Burial
  • New Shed
  • New Fence
  • Replace Hot Water Tank
  • Replace Furnace


Permit Types