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The Permit Process
The permit process begins when the plat and deck drawings (if applicable) are complete and have been submitted, along with a building permit application, to the Building and Development Permit Counter on the second floor of the Loudoun County Government Center.

Permit applications which require plan review will be accepted over the front counter only if the application is complete, signed by the homeowner, and contains all other required information, including three sets of plans, and the house location plat with the deck sketched on it. Once the plans have been reviewed and zoning is approved, you will be notified that the permit is ready for pick-up.

Permit applications which meet the requirements of the Loudoun County Typical Deck Detail are eligible for the Walk-Through Program. Normally these applications can be reviewed and issued while you wait. There are certain instances when a staff member from the zoning division is not available to review the plat. In these cases, the permit must be left for review.

Requirements for Public Utilities
Call "Miss Utility" at 1-800-552-7001 before excavating to ensure that the construction does not interfere with underground utility lines. "Miss Utility" is a free service to anyone who is planning to excavate. Utility companies support "Miss Utility" to prevent damage to their buried lines. Call at least 48 hours prior to excavating. The various companies will mark the path of underground utilities on your property. For more information, you may also visit www.missutilityofvirginia.com.

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