What are recommendations made to the Franklin County Building Inspection Department?

The Franklin County Building Inspections Department recommends that:

  1. All work should be made by contractors licensed in the State of Virginia. The specification on the license must match the work that is being contracted. (i.e. A Building Contractor, BLD is not licensed to do Electrical Contracting; An ELE specification would be required.)
  2. The contractor’s license should be verified through DPOR’s contractor data base.
  3. Job references should be required of contractors and inquiries to those references should be made, prior to hiring a contractor.
  4. Plans should be provided, reviewed, and distributed among the owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and other workers so that the project is constructed as designed.
  5. All change orders should be signed, dated, and documented in accordance with Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation requirements. Find the Board for Contractors Regulations that can be downloaded.

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1. When is a permit required?
2. When is a permit not required?
3. What are penalties if I do not apply for a permit?
4. What types of permits are issued?
5. What is required for a permit?
6. What are some building requirements specific to the county?
7. Who may apply for a building permit?
8. What are hours of operation?
9. What forms of payment are acceptable?
10. When are requested inspections scheduled?
11. What are the fees associated with permits?
12. Do I need to be present for the inspection?
13. When is the best time to speak with an inspector?
14. What do I need when scheduling an inspection?
15. What inspections are required on my permit?
16. Where can I access a code book?
17. What codes are adopted in Virginia?
18. What is a manufactured home and differences between them and modular/stick built homes?
19. What steps are involved in obtaining a manufactured home permit?
20. What are recommendations made to the Franklin County Building Inspection Department?