Change of Use & C/O Reissue

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Effective August 30, 2021, all permit applications for Change of Use or Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) Reissue permits for residential and commercial buildings shall be submitted using the Build Henrico permitting instructions below. 

Change of Use
A change of use application shall be submitted whenever a structure changes occupancy classification as defined by Chapter 3 of the Virginia Construction Code.  A change of use will require a site inspection by Building Inspections staff to determine the suitability of the structure for the new use. If it is determined that the new structure complies with the applicable code provisions for the new use, a new certificate of occupancy will be issued.

Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) Reissue
Application for the reissuance of a C/O may be made at any time to fulfill lender or licensure requirements of an existing structure.  A property maintenance inspection will be required prior to issuance of a new C/O.


There is no fee for this service.

Build Henrico Permitting Instructions

  • Register for and login to your customer account on the Build Henrico website.
  • Select “Permits” on the Build Henrico home page.
  • Select “Change of Use”.

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Contact Us

Permit Technician
(804) 501-4360

Building Inspections

Physical Address
Department of Building Construction and Inspections
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

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

Mailing Address
Department of Building Construction and Inspections
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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