Applying for permits in James City County is now easier and more efficient.
PermitLink, a new online system, replaces traditional paperwork and will give you the opportunity to submit requests through a fully automated system. Users can upload plans, schedule inspections, check on plan reviews, receive real time inspection results and respond to comments from County staff. Permit and re-inspection fees can also be made with a credit card or e-check through the secure PermitLink system.
County staff have spent the last few months testing PermitLink and getting everything ready for this significantly improved experience, but as with all new processes there may be a few unexpected issues along the way. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition.
Plans for James City County are reviewed with the following Codes as referenced by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code:
2012 Edition of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, July 14, 2014, effective date.
2012 International Building Code, Chapters 2-35
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
2011 National Electrical Code
2012 International Residential Code
The adopted model codes are subject to amendment by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Please review the USBC Technical Amendments to determine if the pertinent code citation has been amended by the USBC. The USBC 2012 Virginia Construction Code and related DHCD 2012 Code books can be read in its entirety elsewhere on this site or online.