Department of Building & Development Services

Government Center Building
1 Government Center Place, Suite A
Abingdon VA, 24210

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The County Department of Building & Development Services is responsible for the issuing of permits and conducting inspections for new construction, modifications and other building related activities within Washington County and the Towns of Damascus and Glade Spring.  The Department reviews plans prior to construction and inspects projects at certain phases of the construction process to ensure compliance with local and state standards, and enforces the building, electrical and plumbing codes of Washington County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  See Helpful Links below or click here for codes as adopted by Washington County.

The Washington County Board of Building Code Appeals (BCA) is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals from determinations of the Department of Building Inspection concerning application of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure within Washington County.  The BCA is composed of seven members appointed by the Washington County Board of Supervisors, one Commissioner from each of the County’s seven Election Districts for four year terms.


Brian Hilderbrand
Phone: (276) 525-1320 or (276) 525-1390
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:00am – 5:00pm

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