BuildingInspections2220 North Commerce Avenue
Suite 400
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Telephone: (540) 636-9973
Fax: (540) 636-4698
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Permit Applications are Accepted 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Statement from the Warren County Building Inspections Department regarding COVID-19

Effective March 1, 2020, Middle Department Inspection Inspection Agency, Inc. will increase its fees for various inspections. For a full listing of the prices, please CLICK HERE.

Department Description: 

The Warren County Building Inspections Department is the enforcement authority for the State of Virginia's Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, having jurisdiction for all of Warren County including the Town of Front Royal as authorized under Virginia State Statute 36-105 and 10.1-562 in conjunction with Chapter 82 and 150 of the Warren County Code.  The Department protects health, life, and safety of all Warren County residents, as it pertains to new construction, alterations, and rehabilitation.  By ensuring that buildings and structures are permitted to be constructed according to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code which is part of the Code of Virginia and its recognized standards for health, safety, energy conservation, water conservation, and while meeting the State mandated erosion and sediment control.

Additional Information:

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code requires permits for all new construction, additions, alterations/remodeling, demolition, change of uses, and work not specifically exempted by the Code.  The Warren County Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance also requires an approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and a Land Disturbing Permit for all land disturbing activities over 10,000 square feet.  An Agreement in Lieu of a Land Disturbing Permit may be submitted for a single site development of a new single family dwelling.

Normal repairs and maintenance work such as:  painting, dry wall repair, minor roof repair, replacing cabinets or fixtures is not required to have a permit.  Please see the link below for Frequently Asked Questions or call our office at (540) 636-9973 for any questions on required permits.

Permit applications may be submitted to this office in person or by mail.

Electric Inspections are provided through the Middle Department Inspection Agency (MDIA).  A Middle Department Inspection Agency inspection application is required, in addition to a County electrical permit application.  The MDIA inspection application is available in this office and in the MDIA office at 3082-2 Shawnee Drive, Winchester, Virginia, (800) 248-6342. 

Employees Results 1 - 7 of 7

  • David Beahm

    Building Official

    P: (540) 636-9973
    F: (540) 636-4698
  • Mark Robinson

    Deputy Building Official

    P: (540) 636-9973
    F: (540) 636-4698
  • Eddie Armel

    Plan Reviewer

    P: (540) 636-9973
    F: (540) 636-4698
  • Kent Tamkin

    Building Inspector

    P: (540) 636-9973
    F: (540) 636-4698


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