Planning & Inspections
Staff assists Staunton's City Council, Planning
Commission, and citizens in developing and implementing policy
reflecting the goals and priorities in Staunton's Comprehensive
Plan vision for the future planning and land use policy in the
city. In addition, planning staff serves as liaison for the
Historic Preservation Commission.
Staunton's Building Official, Floodplain Administrator, and Inspections Staff are responsible for the regulation of all building and property maintenance in the City, including administration of the Uniform Statewide Building Code and serving as staff for the Building Board Code of Appeals. Building permits, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits, as well as other permits and applications, are available at the department; forms are available for down load. Building application and permit fees are based on the overall square footage the project; a schedule of fees includes specific information about the costs of the permitting process. Informational brochures describing recommended configurations for accessible restrooms in addition to others are available as well.
Zoning Administrator and Zoning Staff work together to ensure the compliance and enforcement of the Staunton City Code, while coordinating proposed amendments to the Code with the public, Staunton's City Attorney, and many other departments within the City's government. In addition, zoning staff serves as liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals. The regulation of Home Occupations, Signs, and Fences are examples of issues addressed by zoning staff.
In addition, Staunton's Planning, Inspections, and Zoning staff coordinate assistance with the development of land use and zoning policy, including evaluating and processing applications for land use re-zonings, special use permits, zoning code amendments, and zoning code variances.
Planning and Inspections is located on the third floor of City Hall, 116 West Beverley Street. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can be reached by phone (540-332-3862) or by facsimile (540-332-3807). Our mailing address is Planning and Inspections Department, City of Staunton, P.O. Box 58, Staunton, VA 24402-0058.