Planning-Department

Permits

In order to provide more efficient customer service, we have outlined the steps that customers must take to obtain a zoning permit from Montgomery County Planning and GIS Services.

Dwellings, manufactured homes, bedroom additions, non-residential structures and private septic systems

  1. Obtain zoning verification letter from Montgomery County Planning & GIS Services.
  2. Apply for and obtain a septic construction permit from the Montgomery County Health Dept. Please be advised the number of bedrooms or employee occupancy limitations on the septic permit shall match the number of bedrooms on the building plans or a conditional septic permit shall be required. Rooms which have means of egress and a closet, regardless of the label on the plans are considered bedrooms. Nonresidential uses will be limited to number of employees or occupancy.
  3. Submit all required items on the Zoning Permit Application/Checklist to Planning & GIS Services for approval in person or through the department's email mcplan@montgomerycountyva.gov. Approvals are generally done within 1 to 2 business days of submittal.
  4. After receipt of a Zoning Permit, apply for a Building Permit at the Montgomery County Department of Inspections, Suite 1D in the Montgomery County Government Center.

Additions, alterations, accessory buildings and other residential construction not on private septic systems

  1. Obtain zoning verification letter from Montgomery County Planning & GIS Services
  2. Submit all required items on the Zoning Permit Application/Checklist to Planning & GIS Services for approval in person or through the department's email mcplan@montgomerycountyva.gov. Verification of water and sewer service from Montgomery County PSA, Town of Blacksburg, or Town of Christiansburg will be required if parcel is served by public water and sewer. Approvals are generally done within 1 to 2 business days of submittal.
  3. After receipt of a Zoning Permit, apply for a Building Permit at the Montgomery County Department of Inspections, Suite 1D in the Montgomery County Government Center.

For questions regarding obtaining zoning permits/approval:
Planning & GIS Services, (540) 394-2148

For questions regarding building permits/approval:
Building Inspections, (540) 382-5750

For questions regarding wells and/or septic systems:
Virginia Department of Health, (540) 585-3300


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Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 2A
Christiansburg, VA 24073-3177

Phone: (540) 394-2148
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