What are the guidelines to build a deck?

For guidelines on building a deck, please contact the Building Inspections Department at 540-382-6120, ext 1122. A plat of the property is required with any deck permit, because the setback requirements for the home will have to be met. Please view Deck Guidelines for more info.

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1. What are the guidelines to build a deck?
2. What Building Codes do you use?
3. What is the ground snow load?
4. What is the wind speed for your area?
5. What is the Town of Christiansburg footer depth?
6. How deep must a water line be buried?
7. Can a homeowner take out a building permit?
8. Can I build my own deck?
9. What document do I need to drop off construction debris at the landfill, and where do I find it?
10. What is a plat, why do I have to submit one, and where do I get it?
11. My neighbor didn’t get a permit when they built their deck/put in a storage shed. Why do I have to?
12. How much is my permit going to cost?