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Building Department

The Clarke County Building Department enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all residents in areas related to the design, construction, and use of buildings, structures, pools, etc.

The department reviews and approves of all work that requires permits throughout Clarke County, including incorporated towns. The department inspects projects during construction and issues final approval before occupancy or use.

The department reviews and approves of all work that requires permits throughout Clarke County, including incorporated towns. The department inspects projects during construction and issues final approval before occupancy or use.

Allow at least 10 business days for all plans review and permit processing. It is best to first contact the Building Department by phone.

A minimum 24-hour notice is required for inspection requests. When scheduling an inspection, by phone or fax voicemail or sending via fax, include permit number, property owner’s name, job site address, type of inspection, desired date for inspection, and daytime phone number.

The Building Department is located in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville. Call (540) 955-5112 or (540) 955-5100.

Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
(closed daily noon to 1 p.m.)

James Royston
Code Official
(540) 955-5176
(540) 955-5170 (fax)
jroyston@clarkecounty.gov

Angie Cather
Permit Technician
(540) 955-5112
(540) 955-5170 (fax)
acather@clarkecounty.gov

Bernie Thompson
Code Enforcement & Inspector
(540) 955-5112
bthompson@clarkecounty.gov

NOTE: Monthly building reports are in the Board of Supervisors regular meeting packets.