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The Government Center will be closed to the public as of 5 pm, March 20, 2020. Please go to

COVID-19 Resources for Government Center Services and Updates

Most services can be done online, over the phone, and through email. Don't see what you need? Call 540-245-5600. Staff is still here to help.

 Governor Northam and the Augusta County Board of Supervisors have declared a State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 virus.  The Government Center will close to the public at 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice.   We are sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause for our citizens.  Staff will continue to conduct business by phone, email, or drive-thru window.  Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have questions at (540) 245-5700 or email us at bi@co.augusta.va.us . We are still conducting inspections at this time.

Augusta County Building Inspection is responsible for ensuring public health, safety, and welfare associated with the design, construction, and utilization of public and private buildings. County inspectors inspect for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

Permits must be obtained to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, convert, or demolish any building in Augusta County.  Permits are also required for installation or changes to electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems.

Applications for all permits are filed in the Building Inspection Office and all applications must be approved and fees paid before work can begin.  Work must be started within six months and continue over each six month period until work is complete to keep the permit valid.