Multifamily Residential, Commercial, & Industrial

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    PermitLink is Now Live

    PermitLink replaces traditional paperwork and gives you the opportunity to submit requests through a fully automated system. Upload plans, schedule inspections, check on plan reviews, receive real time inspection results and respond to comments from County staff. Permit and re-inspection fees can also be made with a credit card or e-check through the secure PermitLink system.

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    Want to know more? Need help? Check out the “how to” videos and self- service guides on the PermitLink homepage.


In addition to completing a building permit application you will need to provide the following:
  • Two sets of construction documents which have met the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Drawings may be required to be prepared and sealed by a professional engineer or licensed architect as required by the Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  • A copy of the site plan that has been approved by the James City County Planning Division (prepared by a land surveyor, architect or engineer licensed as such in the Commonwealth of Virginia) is required noting all structure(s). The site plan shall meet the specifications of Article 2 of the County Zoning Ordinance.
  • A geotechnical report identifying soil conditions and bearing capacities.
  • A tap fee receipt for structures on public water and sewer; or
  • A permit to install a sewage system or modify an existing sewage system from the State Health Department.
  • A land disturbing permit may be obtained after receiving preliminary site plan approval. Refer to section on Land Disturbing Permits.