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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

Permit & Fee Schedule
The following permit and fee schedule is adopted.

Building Permit Fees shall be assessed in accordance with the Valuation Chart below:

Value of Work to be Completed

Base Fee

Sliding Fee

Maximum Fee

Less than $1,000


$2.00 per $100 of value


$1,000 - $49,999


$5.00 per $1,000 of value


$50,000 - $99,999


$4.00 per $1,000 of value


$100,000 - $499,000


$3.00 per $1,000 of value


$500,000 and up


$3.00 per $1,000 of value


Trade Permits associated with a building permit shall be assessed a fee of five percent (5%) of the total building permit fee as derived from the valuation chart above.  Trade permits not associated with a building permit shall be assessed a fee consistent with the valuation chart above.

Inspection fees shall be $50.00 for the first inspection, $75.00 for the second, and $100.00 for each subsequent inspection.  These fees are for re-inspection of work previously reviewed at are assigned at the discretion of the Building Official.

Project valuation shall include the addition of material costs and labor.  Labor costs shall be based on contracted prices or market rate as assessed by the Building Official if a contract is unavailable or the work is being completed by the property owner.  Material consts are subject to verification and adjustment by the Building Official.

Projects started without benefits of a permit shall in addition to the fees allowed above be assessed an After-the-Fact fee equal to 100% of the building permit fee.