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The Following Information is Required for all Building Permit Applications for Non-Residential Remodeling
- A complete application listing all contractors including all licensing information.
- The estimated value of construction (materials and labor) for the work covered by this permit.
- The name and address of any Mechanics Lien Agent involved with this project.
- Three sets of complete building plans showing:
- Show the layout of the area to be renovated as it is before the renovation.
- Show the layout of the area to be renovated after the renovation.
- Identify the "Use Group" of the structure.
- Identify the "Type of Construction".
- Show the locations of all load bearing structural members, including girders, piers and columns, bearing walls and headers that will be altered.
- If structural members (above) are to be altered, show how the structural integrity will be maintained.
- Show details of any new stairs, ramps or doors.
- Provide "Design numbers, and Fire resistance ratings" of all tenant separation walls, fire walls, exit enclosures, floor/ceiling assemblies and other assemblies required to be fire rated by the code
- Provide accessibility details (All structures shall be designed and constructed in compliance with the current codes.)
- A completed Asbestos Regulations Compliance Form supplied by the City of Fredericksburg Building and Development Services Department must accompany all non-residential renovation and demolition permit applications.
- All plans must include the name, address and occupation of the person who prepared the plans. Some plans may be required to be sealed by a Virginia licensed architect or engineer.
Because of the wide variety of remodeling work performed within commercial structures, it is difficult to have an "all inclusive list" of information needed to apply for a permit. Plans need to be complete enough to allow for a complete review.
Click HERE to learn how to qualify for a tax credit for improving commercial property in the City or contact the Real Estate section of the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-372-1207.
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