Carroll County, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-8-1981 (Ch. 63, Art. II, of the 1990 Code)]
There is hereby adopted by reference in the County of Carroll the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the provisions of which are adopted and shall control all matters concerning the construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use location, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and all other functions which pertain to the installation of systems vital to all buildings and structures and their service equipment, as defined by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, and shall apply to existing and proposed buildings or structures in the County of Carroll.
[Amended 3-8-1989; 3-14-1990; 8-8-1990; 11-14-2013]
No permit to begin work for new construction or other building operation shall be issued until the fees prescribed in this section have been paid. A two-percent building permit fee assessment as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be added to the cost of building permits. Such assessment shall be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development on a quarterly basis. The fees shall be fixed at the following rates:
A. 
Building construction:
(1) 
New residential construction: $0.16 per square foot of floor area, plus $0.16 per square foot of basement, garage, carport and/or breezeway floor area.
(2) 
New or used mobile homes placed permanently: $0.16 per square foot of floor area, plus $0.16 per square foot of basement, garage, carport and/or breezeway floor area.
(3) 
New commercial business construction: $0.16 per square foot of floor area, including basement floor area.
(4) 
New manufacturing or warehouse construction: $0.16 per square foot of floor area, including basement floor area.
(5) 
New farm use exempt construction: no fee.
(6) 
Additions, alterations and renovations to existing buildings: $0.16 per square foot of floor area included in the portion of the building undergoing alteration, renovation or repair.
(7) 
Swimming pool construction: flat-rate fee of $40 for surface area, plus $0.16 per square foot of patio floor area surrounding the pool.
(8) 
Construction of elevators, dumbwaiters, conveyors, ski lifts and manlift equipment: $10 per $1,000 of value based on materials, equipment and labor costs.
(9) 
Periodic inspections of elevators, dumbwaiters, conveyors, ski lifts and manlift equipment: $10 for each inspection.
(10) 
Miscellaneous services not itemized above: flat-rate fee of $40.
B. 
Electricity.
(1) 
New service installations. Fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
100 amps or less, single- or 3-phase
$40
200 amps, single-phase
$40
200 amps, 3-phase
$40
400 amps, single-phase
$50
400 amps, 3-phase
$50
600 amps, 3-phase
$90
All over 600 amps
$130
(2) 
Rewiring. For rewiring where service is changed, the permit fee shall be a flat-rate fee of $40.
(3) 
Boilers. Fee is based on Btu input:
Input
(Btu)
Fee
33,000 (1 brake horsepower) to 165,000
(5 brake horsepower)
$40
165,001 (5 brake horsepower) to 330,000
(10 brake horsepower)
$50
330,001 (10 brake horsepower) to 1,165,000
(52 brake horsepower)
$60
1,165,001 (52 brake horsepower) to 3,300,000
(98 brake horsepower)
$70
Over 3,300,000
$80
C. 
Plumbing. Fees for plumbing fixtures, including water supply, shall be as follows:
Fixture
Fee
Drain, trap and vent
$5
Minimum flat-rate fee of $40
Each gas piping system, 1 to 4 outlets
$10
Each gas outlet over 4
$20
Installation, alteration or repair of water piping
$3
Repair or alteration of drainage or vent piping
$3
Vacuum, breakers or backflow devices
$3
D. 
Chimney construction.
(1) 
Chimney construction in existing buildings: $40.
E. 
Signs, as defined in Appendix H of the Building Code:
(1) 
Ground signs:
(a) 
Billboards: $40.
(b) 
Other ground signs: $40.
(2) 
Marquee signs:
(a) 
Signs less than three square feet: no fee.
(b) 
Signs greater than three square feet: $40.
(3) 
Roof signs:
(a) 
Signs less than five square feet: no fee.
(b) 
Signs greater than five square feet: $40.
(4) 
Wall signs:
(a) 
Signs less than 20 square feet: no fee.
(b) 
Signs greater than 20 square feet: $40.
(5) 
Exceptions. Those exceptions as noted in Appendix H of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code shall be exempt from obtaining permits.
F. 
Moving and demolition.
(1) 
Moving. The fee for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be at the rate of $0.16 per square foot of living area. The permit fee for new foundations and all other work necessary to place the building or structure in its completed condition in the new location shall be as specified in Subsections A(1) and B(1) and (2) of this section.
(2) 
Demolition. The fee for the demolition of a building or structure shall be a flat-rate fee of $40 - miscellaneous.
G. 
Inspection of underground storage tanks: permit fee of $80.
H. 
Amusement device inspections. Other localities are allowed to make amusement device inspections in Carroll County when requested by the Building Official and to collect a flat-rate fee of $40 for these services.
I. 
Minimum permit fee. There shall be a minimum fee of $40 for all permits except those listed in Subsection L.
J. 
Reinspection fee. A fee of $50 (call back fee) shall be made for each trip when extra inspections are necessary due to any one of the following reasons:
(1) 
Wrong address.
(2) 
Condemned work due to faulty construction.
(3) 
Repairs or corrections not made.
(4) 
Work not ready for inspection when inspection is called.
K. 
Permits not covered in this schedule. A permit fee of $40 shall be paid for any inspection required that is not covered by this fee schedule.
L. 
Exemptions. All nonprofit organizations, such as churches, public schools, governmental agencies and eleemosynary institutions, shall be exempt from paying permit fees; however, they must still obtain a permit to ensure the safe erection of their buildings or structures.
M. 
Double permit fee. If construction is commenced before a permit is obtained, the permit fee may be doubled by the Building Official.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 63-16, Board of Survey, of the 1990 Code, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-14-2013.
A. 
The owner of a building or structure, or any other person, may appeal from a decision of the Building Official refusing to grant a modification of the provisions of the Basic Code covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure to the Board of Appeals. Application for appeal may be made when it is claimed that the true intent of the Basic Code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the Basic Code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction can be used.
B. 
The Board of Appeals shall be appointed and function in conformance with the BOCA Basic Building Code and the administrative amendments.
[Amended 8-8-1990]
Mobile homes equipped by the manufacturer with a system of tie-downs shall be attached vertically and diagonally to a system of ground anchors in a manner adequate to resist wind overturning and sliding. Mobile homes not equipped by the manufacturer with a system of tie-downs shall be anchored in a manner deemed adequate by the Building Official of Carroll County to resist wind overturning and sliding.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Building Official of Carroll County and/or other officials of the Department of Building Inspection.
[Amended 11-14-2013]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this article or the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code or who shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Building Official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code shall be punishable as provided in § 36-106, Code of Virginia.