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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) will reopen to the public on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

Staff will be available for in-person assistance and to accept in-person applications for residential trade permits (plumbing, electrical, and mechanical)  and single-family alterations, repairs, and detached accessory structures.  Applicants may continue to submit completed trade permit applications for RESIDENTIAL JOBS ONLY via email to permitcenter@henrico.us.  Applicants may also submit completed permit application packages for RESIDENTIAL alterations, repairs, and detached accessory structures via email to permitcenter@henrico.us.  Applications for new single-family construction cannot be submitted via email at this time.  Please be reminded that the status of permits can be verified through the following web portal:   http://www3.co.henrico.va.us/bldg/insp/

While not required, customers are encouraged to make appointments to receive services.  If you have any questions about our services, or wish to make an appointment, please contact the Permit Center at 501-7280 or permitcenter@henrico.us.

Updated 5/20/2021

Build Henrico

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Henrico County has moved all permitting and inspection processes online to Build Henrico for all permits submitted after August 30, 2021.

Additional information can be found at https://henrico.us/build/help/.

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.

Legacy Permitting System

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Schedule an inspection, amend or cancel a building permit submitted or issued prior to August 30, 2021 in the Legacy Permitting System.

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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