New permit payment options

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New Zoning Checklists: As of March 1, applicants for residential building permits — including new single family homes, additions and alterations, and residential building permit revisions — must include a signed checklist indicating that all the required materials for the permit are included in the application. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted by the Zoning Division. Learn more about checklists and the Residential Permit Submission Requirements here.

2012 USBC Code: The 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Construction Code (USBC) is effective July 14, 2014. Applicants may choose to utilize the 2009 USBC for a one-year period after the effective date.

Walk-Through Reviews: Beginning May 12, 2014, residential walk-through permit review hours will be 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mon.-Fri. After 2 p.m., walk-through residential permit applications may be dropped off with a Zoning Counter Services Planner for next day review and processing.

IAS AccreditationArlington County has been awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service, recognizing the County as an industry leader with a highly skilled staff that delivers top-notch customer service, and demonstrates innovative practices and procedures on building safety.

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