Applying For a Permit​ ​

Community Development offices have established application and permit procedures so that we may continue to serve our customers during the County Office closure. *WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE PAYMENTS* Please see below for details. 


The Permit Center is the central location for Residential and Commercial forms, checklists and affidavits needed to complete the application process.

Permit Application Information & Fee Schedules

Community Development is now accepting online payments, Click HERE to Pay Online. Please note that if you make your payments online you MUST email or bring the receipt into the office with you as proof of payment. Our online feature only accommodates online payment, you CANNOT apply for your permit via our website. We do accept certain permit submissions via email, please call the office for more details. If you choose to pay in person, we can ONLY accept CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, AND DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS (a convenience fee does apply to all debit/credit card transactions). **Please do not submit an online payment until you receive your permit ready email.**

Attention Building, Zoning and Erosion permit applicants: As of March 1, 2015 all applications and plans will be required to be submitted in accordance with the Requirements for submission for electronic review when applying for permits in Spotsylvania County. 

Submission Guidelines

In the documents provided you will find the applications, checklists, forms and fees for pulling permits. 

Residential: There is one Residential application that you will use for all residential permits. If there is a space that is not applicable for the permit you are pulling please put N/A. 

Commercial: There is one Commercial application for all commercial permits. If there is a space that is not applicable for the permit you are pulling please put N/A. The applicable checklist for your submission and the required documents from that checklist must accompany the application along with the initial deposit.

Fees: New fees in effect on July 1, 2019, this includes the Unified Fee Schedule.

Additional Information

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month the Permit Center (front counter) will be closed from 8 to 9 for training.

You must contact your power company for connection of new or upgraded electrical service once the inspection is approved. 

Connection of Electrical Services (PDF)