What Permits are required to build a new home in Arlington County?
Building permits for architectural and structural elements.
Electrical permit for all electrical installations. (DES will need to review any boxes, devices, switches, towers, conduit, etc. that will be installed within the right-of-way.)
Mechanical permit for installations of heating and air conditioning systems and corresponding Ductwork and/or heating and refrigeration piping.
Plumbing permit for installations of plumbing and gas piping systems.
Land Disturbance permit for any area of disturbance equal to 2500 square feet or greater. Guidelines on how to calculate total area of disturbance. Tree protection and specifications.
A Water Quality Impact Worksheet required if the property is located within a Resource Protection Area (RPA) or County required Flood Buffer Zone.
Flood Plain permit required if purposed construction is within the 100 year flood plain or County required Flood Buffer Zone.
Right-of-Way permit for installation, connection, repairs of utilities and/or any work performed within the county right-of-way. (Sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveway apron, gas, electric, etc.)
Transportation Right-of-Way permits for any proposed work that may block or substantially limit the use of the roadway, sidewalks and/or parking meters. The use of construction equipment, cranes, dumpster, PODs, trailers, trucks, lane closures, over weight and oversized vehicles, parking meter closures, and sidewalk closures in the public right of way.
Certificate of Occupancy Permit is required for each new home constructed