Permits & Licensing

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Amusement Device

Application for an amusement device permit.
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Apply for Permit to Work in Right-of-Way

Please fill out this form and submit with payment and 4 copies of plans to Lisa Chenault in Public Works (3rd floor) of the Annex building located at 4301 East Parham Road.
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Assumed and Fictitious Names (Business Names)

Before applying for a business license through the County of Henrico Finance Department, business owners must register the business name with the Circuit Court Clerk if the business will be operating under an assumed or fictitious name.
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Building Permit – Commercial

Applications and forms needed for a commercial building permit, plan review comments and permit resubmittals (new buildings, alterations/additions, moving, demolition, tenant upfits, tents and trailers).
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Building Permit – Residential

Applications and forms needed for a residential building permit, plan review comments and permit resubmittals (new houses, renovations/additions, moving, demolition, decks, porches, sheds, garages & swimming pools).
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Business License

Application for Business License
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Change of Use & C/O Reissue

Application for a change of use or certificate of occupancy (C/O) reissuance.
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Dog License

A dog license is required for dogs four months of age or older unless the dog is used as a service dog. Licenses must be obtained no later than 30 days after a dog turns four months old or within 30 days of the expiration date on the license receipt. Kennel licenses are due on January 1st and no later than January 31st of each year and are paid annually.
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Electrical Permit

Application for an electrical permit (commercial and residential).
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Hauling Permit

Hauling Permit process.
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Mechanical Permit

Application for a mechanical permit (includes commercial and residential, mechanical, fire suppression and elevator).
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Modification Request

Request for modification of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).
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Plans of Development – Application Forms

A Plan of Development (POD) is a detailed engineering plan for multi-family, commercial, and industrial projects that contains all of the essential details necessary to construct site improvements. The POD process is designed to provide a means by which the numerous reviews and recommendations of all applicable Henrico County, State and Federal agencies can be coordinated. This integrated process is managed by the Planning Department and coordinated with County and certain external agencies.
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Plumbing Permit

Application for a plumbing permit (commercial and residential).
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Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit

Apply for onsite sewage disposal system in Henrico County.
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Sign Permit

Application for a sign permit.
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Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (C/O)

Application for temporary certificate of occupancy (C/O).
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