Fire Damage Repair Project Checklist

Permits Required

  • Building permit
  • Auxiliary permits: One or more of the permit types listed below depending on the scope of work being performed:
    • Electrical permit
    • Plumbing permit
    • Gas permit
    • Mechanical permit

Application Submittal Requirements

  1. 1 copy of Client Registration Form (PDF) - if the permit is being applied for by a contractor who has never performed work in Chesterfield County before
  2. 1 copy of the Residential Building Permit Application (PDF).
  3. 2 copies of the construction plans - One set will be returned to the applicant with the issued permit. (For more detail on exactly what the construction plans require, see Construction Plan Requirements.)
  4. 1 copy of the Residential Plans Review Delivery Form (PDF) - Indicates whether you would like the permit and forms mailed to you or held for three days at the Building Inspection office for you to pick up
  5. Payment of permit and other related fees - Residential Fee Schedule (PDF). Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.

Construction Plan Requirements: Minimum of Two Copies

  1. An overview floor plan with the room use clearly labeled and a brief description of the repairs to be made
  2. If sections of the structure must be rebuilt, then framing plans will be required, see Additions.
  3. If the whole structure has to be rebuilt down to the foundation, then a sealed letter from an Engineer verifying that the existing foundation is still structurally adequate will be required.
  4. If the whole structure has to be rebuilt, requirements will be same as those for New House, except if foundation is acceptable per Number 3 above.