An asbestos removal permit must be obtained prior to the removal or disturbance of any asbestos-containing materials during the construction or demolition of a building or structure, including additions. Asbestos removal requires separate permits from both the County and the Commonwealth.
You must apply for an asbestos removal permit in person at the Arlington County Permit Office. The permit application and review process is anticipated to move online in 2020, as part of Permit Arlington.
- You must submit it along with your building permit application.
- For questions, contact the Inspection Services Division: 703-228-3800
Once the applicant has submitted the permit application and paid all applicable fees, staff may issue an asbestos removal/abatement permit alongside the completed building permit.
Arlington does not perform asbestos inspections. Asbestos inspections must be scheduled with the Commonwealth.