Permitting

Before beginning residential or commercial construction in Loudoun County, you must obtain permits from the appropriate county agencies and, if applicable, the appropriate agencies of the incorporated towns.

  • Building permits are required for all new construction and remodeling projects. 
  • Zoning permits are required for most construction projects.
  • The Department of Building and Development issues building permits for the entire county, and zoning permits and grading permits for property which is located outside the incorporated towns. 
  • The Department of Building and Development also conducts building inspections and is responsible for enforcing the Zoning Ordinance.
  • For information about building permits, contact the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0220 (V/TTY).