Permit Center

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The Permit Center functions as a "One Stop Shop" for residential permitting in Henrico County. Whether adding a deck, building a garage, or simply gathering information for a future project, the Permit Center staff are always ready to be of assistance.  Before starting any residential project, the Permit Center should be your first point of contact.  Don't hesitate to call, email, or stop in to discuss your projects.


The Permit Centers at both the Western Government Center (4301 E. Parham Road) and the Eastern Government Center (3820 Nine Mile Road) are closed to the public.  Complete building permit applications and applications for the Planning Department may be dropped off in the bins in the lobby of the Administration Building at the Western Government Center and at the Permit Center-East at the Eastern Government Center.  The bins are marked for each agency and are emptied once per day.

NO FEES ARE BEING COLLECTED AT THIS TIME.  Please do not include cash or checks with your application.  The Permit Center will not be responsible for cash or checks left in unattended bins.  Applicants will be contacted by staff regarding arrangements to pay the required fees.  Permits and approved plans will be mailed or emailed to applicants once issued or you may contact the Office of Building Inspection directly (501-4360) to arrange hand-delivery of your permits and approved plans to the lobby of the Western Government Center.  Please be reminded that the status of permits can be verified through the following web portal:

Henrico County has created an online resource to share with the public the latest news and information about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  This dashboard serves as a clearinghouse of resources, including a map that shows in real-time confirmed cases throughout the world and links to state, federal and international health agencies.  It may be reached at the following link:

If you have any questions about our services please contact the Permit Center at 501-7280 or

Updated: March 24, 2020

Residential Applications and Forms

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Residential applications and forms needed for a building permit, plan review comments and permit resubmittals. This includes construction of new houses, renovations/additions to existing houses, moving or demolition of one- and two- family dwellings, decks, porches, sheds, garages and swimming pools.

Sign Permit Applications and Forms

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Applications and forms needed to obtain a sign permit.  This includes both building mounted and freestanding signage that is to be erected or structurally altered.

Inspection Scheduling/Permit Status

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Schedule, cancel or see results of an inspection. Check plan review status.



Permit Center - West
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Permit Center - East
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

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

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