Town of Big Stone Gap
Building Department

Big Stone Gap Municipal Complex

505 E. 5th. St. S.

Big Stone Gap, VA

Room 4

Contact Information:

Phone: 276-523-0115 ext. 104

Fax: 276-523-5625

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Building Permit Information


The following information is for informational purposes.  If you have a question, please call the Building Department.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When is a permit required?
            Click here for detailed information about when permits are required!

  • What do I need to bring with me to get a permit?
            Please bring all necessary documents including: contractor's license(s), plans and drawings,                    and all other associated documents.

  • How much does a permit cost?
            Click here for the permit and inspection fee schedule!
  • Can I do the work myself without a contractor's license?
            Yes! If you own the property you are doing work on, you can fill out an affadavit stating that you
            are not hiring a contractor to do the work required.

  • Does the work need to be inspected?
            Yes!  The Uniform Statewide Building Code requires that when construction reaches a stage
            of completion which requires an inspection, the permit holder shall notify the building official.
            Inspections are required for footings, foundations, structural members before concealment,
            electrical, mechanical, and plumbing materials before concealment, energy conservation
            materials before concealment, and a final inspeciton.
            If the Building Department is not notified about a required inspection, the work
            may not be inspected!