Building Inspections


Mission Statement:

The Building Department’s primary goal is to provide a safe community that we all can enjoy. We strive to provide services in a courteous and professional manner to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. Through education and cooperation, we strive to promote a positive working relationship with designers, developers, contractors, and property owners.

Vision Statement:

The Building Department strives to:

  • Educate the public about code requirements.
  • Be solution focused. 
  • Be a facilitator not a regulator. 
  • Prioritize the intent of the code when interpreting the code. 
  • Be consistent in interpreting the code, policies and procedures.
  • Train and educate staff.  
  • Treat all persons fair and consistently.
  • Be a resource for the community.


The Building Inspections Department provides the following services:

  • Residential Building Plan Review.
  • Issue Building Permits.
  • Conduct Building Code Inspections. (All Trades)
  • Property Maintenance Inspections.
  • Final Inspections.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Code Reviews.

 NOTE: The Town of Christiansburg’s Building Department is no longer reviewing commercial building plans for brand-new structures.
 Any renovation reviews will be on a case-by-case basis.

All Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System plans are still reviewed by the Fire Department.

Codes We Enforce:

The 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) became effective September 4, 2018. 

Online Building permit link

Apply Online:

Online Permit Portal