PermitLink replaces traditional paperwork and gives you the opportunity to submit requests through a fully automated system. Upload plans, schedule inspections, check on plan reviews, receive real time inspection results and respond to comments from County staff. Permit and re-inspection fees can also be made with a credit card or e-check through the secure PermitLink system.
PermitLink went live on June 11. Based on initial feedback, the new system is providing a significantly improved experience, but as with all new processes there may be a few unexpected issues along the way. Rest assured, we are hard at work making the necessary adjustments and even more refinements will be made over the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition.
Plans for James City County are reviewed with the following Codes as referenced by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code:
2015 Edition of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, Sept. 4, 2018, effective date.
2015 International Building Code, Chapters 2-35
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code
2014 National Electrical Code
2015 International Residential Code
The adopted model codes are subject to amendment by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Please review the USBC Technical Amendments to determine if the pertinent code citation has been amended by the USBC. The USBC 2015 Virginia Construction Code and related DHCD 2015 Code books can be read in its entirety elsewhere on this site or online.