Engineering Permits



Right-of-Way Work Permit Application Online Form  |  PDF Form  |  Fee Schedule
Small Cell Right-of-Way Work Permit Application Download
Land Disturbance Permit Package Download
Single Family Home Land Disturbance Permit Package Download
Virginia Stormwater Management Permit Package Download
Floodplain Permit Application and Checklist Download

If you have any questions about these applications, please contact Kelly Henshaw at Public Services Admin Building (City Yards), (540) 773-1340.

Right-of-Way Work Permit Fees

  1. A non-refundable Administrative Fee of $75.00 shall be charged to offset the cost of reviewing and processing the permit application.

  2. Additive costs shall be applied as indicated below and shall be charged to offset the cost of inspecting the project work. The Public Services Department designee will determine the total permit fee using the below schedule.

  3. Permit submissions will be valid for 60 days. After the 60-day period, a monetary charge equal to the application administrative fee of the initial permit will be charged every 30 days. Expired permits may be reinstated; however, fees for reinstatement of expired permits shall equal the application administrative fee.

  4. If a permit is canceled prior to beginning work, the application fee will be retained as compensation for costs incurred by the City during plan review.

  5. The Public Services Department may establish an account to track plan review and inspection costs and may bill the permittee not more often than once per 30 calendar days. If an account is established for these costs, the permittee shall be responsible for the nonrefundable application administrative fee and the billed costs.

Fee Schedule

Printable PDF of Fee Schedule



Administrative Review & Processing
(NOTE: No additional administrative fee for restoration)
$75.00 per permit
Traffic Control
  1. Road/Alley/Lane Closure
  2. Sidewalk Closure
  1. $50.00 per day with approved detour
  2. $50.00 for up to 30 days
Temporary Dumpster or Storage Container $50.00 for each 30 days; 90 days maximum
  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
  1. No additional fee
  2. $100.00 each
  1. Replacement/Installation
  2. ADA Ramps
  1. $50.00 for up to 50 feet ($100.00 per each additional 50 feet)
  2. $50.00 each
Utilities, Cable, Electric, Gas, Telephone
  1. Pole installation/relocation within City sidewalk
  2. Pole installation outside of sidewalk
  3. Underground conduit/utility installation
  4. Utility manhole/structure
  5. Utility cuts/test pits (any type) in asphalt or concrete
  6. Pedestals
  7. Cabinets
  8. Service line (above ground)
  9. Service line (underground requiring new excavation)
  1. $25.00 each
  2. No additional fee
  3. $100.00 for up to 1,000 feet ($25.00 for each additional 1,000 feet)
  4. $25.00 each
  5. $25.00 each
  6. $25.00 each
  7. $25.00 each
  8. No additional fee
  9. $25.00 each