Requirements for New Construction

A completed Commercial Building Permit Application that should include the job location and the Plan of Development number. Permit fees are due upon application.

Two (2) copies of the stamped approved Plan of Development or the Administrative approved plans. Two (2) copies of the site plan should be submitted when a Plan of Development or Administrative approval is not required. Please contact the County of Henrico Planning Department at (804) 501-4602 if you need further assistance regarding these plans.

One (1) copy of a soil report that includes foundation recommendations for the job location.

Statement of special inspections to include the name of the company to perform the tests and a list of the inspections agreed upon.

Two (2) complete sets of architectural and structural drawings. These plans should include the following information:

 Code used including edition
Use group clarification and the proposed use for all areas of the building
Type of construction
Occupancy load for all areas of the building to be occupied
Structural design including stair details, door & window schedules, fire resistant rated assemblies, accessible bathroom layouts, safety glazing location and glass types
 Building insulation

Two (2) complete sets of mechanical drawings including:

Fan and equipment schedules
Kitchen rangehood details
Fire sprinkler design information
Fire standpipe locations
Supply and return duct layouts

Two (2) complete sets of plumbing drawings including:

Waste and vent riser diagrams
Storm water riser diagrams
Drawings showing storm and sanitary sewer installation outside of building
Water supply and water distribution piping
Backflow prevention and cross connection control devices

Two (2) complete sets of electrical drawings including:

Lighting and single line power drawings
Panel schedules
Power distribution details/risers
Fire alarm device locations and sequence of operation
Exit sign locations

Restaurants or food service facilities require a food service permit, which may be obtained through the Health Department. Please contact the Health Department at (804) 501-4530 if you need further assistance regarding these plans.

We are listing these items to enable you to provide us with the initial information necessary so that your review will not be delayed while waiting for additional information. If you take the time to verify the presence of this information it will enable us to provide a quicker, more effective review of your proposed plans.

A “partial ” or “footing and foundation” permit request may be submitted with the building permit package. The request must be submitted in letter form and accompanied by one set of additional structural plans.

Contact Us

Building Inspections

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4360
Automated Permit System
(804) 501-7770

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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