TRADE PERMITS: All trade permits (Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical) submitted, paid, and printed on the portal @ norfolkvapermits.force.com. Once the application is submitted online, applicants will receive an email to make a payment within 2 business days. Registration is required for an account on the online portal as owner or contractor; if one is not set up already.
MODIFICATION TO TRADE PERMITS: Applicants that need to make modifications to trade permits (Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical) will need to apply for a new permit @ norfolkvapermits.force.com. Applicant will need to answer “YES” to the question” Is this a modification” and enter the permit # that is being modified when asked for “Trade Permit Number”. Once processed there will be a $50 fee for modification, plus cost of any additional work items added to the permit.
EXTENSIONS: All permit extensions will require a completed Request for Extension Form and emailed to email@example.com. Once processed and there will be a $50 fee which can be paid on the online portal @ norfolkvapermits.force.com.
PERMITS REQUIRING PLAN & ZONING REVIEWS: Applications are being reviewed in the order in which they are received, and an email will be sent with the tracking number in 2-3 business days. The initial review by the plan reviewer may take up to 10-14 business days. A plan reviewer will contact the applicant by email or phone when the permit is “Approved”, or additional information is needed. All fees will be paid on the online portal @ norfolkvapermits.force.com once the applicant is contacted.
Building Construction Process | Building Permit Process
New Residential & Commercial Building:
The following agencies are needed:
- Addressing (David.Vachet@norfolk.gov)
- Right-of -Way/Drive Way Permit (https://citizen.norfolk.permitcity.com/auth/login)
- Utilities/Water & Sewer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If the lot is Non-Conforming click here
Additions to Building, Decks, Porches, Swimming Pool, Fire Protection, and Alterations/Repairs:
Fences, alterations to driveways, sheds, garages under 256 square feet:
Email a completed zoning certificate application and site survey to email@example.com in one pdf.
Apply for sewer cap on a plumbing permit and attach the water meter removal form first. Once the plumbing permit is finaled, then email a completed building application, the required sign-off documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FTP Site Submissions: If uploading documents to the FTP Site use the User Name: ftpuser and Password: getFILE$416; once files are uploaded please notify us by sending an email to email@example.com.. For full instructions click here (PDF).