Development Applications, Forms & Fees

We have moved! 
Planning and Development has moved from City Hall to the new Customer Service Center(CSC) at 9800 Godwin Drive (the old DMV building).  
  • Questions can be directed to the main number 703-257-8278 or by email to ensure a timely response.
  • Discover how easy it is to use the online portal for permit submissions
  • The Treasurer’s Office is also located at the CSC. We encourage our customers to use the online payment option for invoices.
  • The Permit Counter will be closed for training the third Thursday of the month.

Permit Self Service is always open. See what you can do online.    Learn how to set up an online account.


If you need to discuss a permit for a project of limited scope like Decks, Basement Alterations, Minor non-structural Interior Alterations, Wall Signs, Sheds (less than 256 square feet), Fences, Home Occupations, or Occupancy Permits, we’re open for Walk Through Wednesdays by appointment only. You can also make appointments to discuss other projects.

Need to send us plans or other documents? Send to Dropbox  

New Codes in Effect
As of December 18, 2023, the 2021 Virginia Codes have been approved and published in the Virginia Register. The 2021 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Statewide Fire Prevention Code, Industrialized Building Safety Regulations, and the Amusement Device Regulations has become effective on January 18, 2024.

The new codes contain numerous changes that will affect your design and construction. January 18, 2024 is the date of adoption for the new code cycle, the 2021 cycle. The permit applicant will be allowed to choose between the 2018 or 2021 USBC code cycles for one year after the adoption date. Note that any plans submitted after January 17, 2025 will need to reflect the recent code changes.




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Documents sorted by HEADER in Ascending Order within category

Building and Trade Permits9 documents

  • Application for Building Permit
    document Header Application for Building Permit
  • Application for Building Permit for Temporary Structures
    document Header Application for Building Permit for Temporary Structures
  • Application for Electrical Permit
    document Header Application for Electrical Permit
  • Application for Fire Protection System Permit
    document Header Application for Fire Protection System Permit
  • Application for Mechanical Permit
    document Header Application for Mechanical Permit
  • Application for Plumbing Permit
    document Header Application for Plumbing Permit
  • Gas Permit Application
    document Header Gas Permit Application
  • Gas Piping Form
    document Header Gas Piping Form
  • Water & Sewer Availability Fees
    document Header Water & Sewer Availability Fees

Checklists Required for Building Plan Submission and Review Print, fill-out and submit with your application5 documents

  • Alterations to Existing Commercial Structures (Tenant Layout).pdf
    document Header Alterations to Existing Commercial Structures (Tenant Layout).pdf
  • Commercial Electrical.pdf
    document Header Commercial Electrical.pdf
  • Commercial Plumbing.pdf
    document Header Commercial Plumbing.pdf
  • New Commercial Buildings.pdf
    document Header New Commercial Buildings.pdf
  • Residential One & Two Family Dwellings or Additions.pdf
    document Header Residential One & Two Family Dwellings or Additions.pdf

Additional Building Plan Submission Documents7 documents

  • ADA Compliance 2012 Code Form.pdf
    document Header ADA Compliance 2012 Code Form.pdf
  • Asbestos Affidavit.pdf
    document Header Asbestos Affidavit.pdf
  • E & S Agreement in Lieu of Plans
    document Header E & S Agreement in Lieu of Plans
  • Master File Option Sheet.pdf
    document Header Master File Option Sheet.pdf
  • Owner's Affidavit.pdf
    document Header Owner's Affidavit.pdf
  • Permit Extension Request Form.pdf
    document Header Permit Extension Request Form.pdf
  • Special Inspections Form.pdf
    document Header Special Inspections Form.pdf

Other Documents and Forms16 documents

  • Certificate of Use Form
    document Header Certificate of Use Form
  • City of Manassas Disconnect Verification
    document Header City of Manassas Disconnect Verification
  • Columbia Gas Verification for Disconnect
    document Header Columbia Gas Verification for Disconnect
  • Deck Construction Guide
    document Header Deck Construction Guide
  • Excavation Permit Fees
    document Header Excavation Permit Fees
  • Expedited Commercial Plan Review Program
    document Header Expedited Commercial Plan Review Program
  • FAA Form 7460
    document Header FAA Form 7460
  • National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate
    document Header National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate
  • Occupancy Procedure Guide
    document Header Occupancy Procedure Guide
  • Plan Submittal Form for Revisions and-or Resubmittals
    document Header Plan Submittal Form for Revisions and-or Resubmittals
  • Rental Housing Application and Checklist
    document Header Rental Housing Application and Checklist
  • Right of Entry Excavation Permit Application (General)
    document Header Right of Entry Excavation Permit Application (General)
  • Right of Entry/Excavation Permit Application & Checklist (Franchise)
    document Header Right of Entry/Excavation Permit Application & Checklist (Franchise)
  • Right of Way Permit
    document Header Right of Way Permit
  • Stocking and Furniture Consent
    document Header Stocking and Furniture Consent
  • Wall Sign Contractor Certification
    document Header Wall Sign Contractor Certification

Subdivison/Site Review and Permit Fees9 documents

  • Adjacent Owner Notices.pdf
    document Header Adjacent Owner Notices.pdf
  • Early Grading Agreement.pdf
    document Header Early Grading Agreement.pdf
  • Erosion Control Permit.pdf
    document Header Erosion Control Permit.pdf
  • Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) (for inspection report).doc
    document Header Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) (for inspection report).doc
  • Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) (for permits).pdf
    document Header Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) (for permits).pdf
  • Site Plan and Bond Fees
    document Header Site Plan and Bond Fees
  • Site Plan Application and Checklist.pdf
    document Header Site Plan Application and Checklist.pdf
  • Stormwater Management-BMP Facility Maintenance Agreement.pdf
    document Header Stormwater Management-BMP Facility Maintenance Agreement.pdf
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development Guide
    document Header Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development Guide

The following drawings are required for submission of Site and Subdivision Plans7 documents

  • Minor Site Plan Cover Sheet.pdf
    document Header Minor Site Plan Cover Sheet.pdf
  • Standard Cover Page (dwg version).dwg
    document Header Standard Cover Page (dwg version).dwg
  • Standard Cover Page (pdf version).pdf
    document Header Standard Cover Page (pdf version).pdf

Erosion Control Sheet with details4 documents

  • E & S detail sheet  (DWG)
    document Header E & S detail sheet  (DWG)
  • E & S detail sheet  (PDF)
    document Header E & S detail sheet  (PDF)
  • E & S notesheet (DWG)
    document Header E & S notesheet (DWG)
  • E & S notesheet (PDF)
    document Header E & S notesheet (PDF)

Bonds and Agreements10 documents

  • Erosion Agreement Form.pdf
    document Header Erosion Agreement Form.pdf
  • Erosion-Cash-Check (Bond).PDF
    document Header Erosion-Cash-Check (Bond).PDF
  • Erosion-Letter of Credit (Bond) Form.PDF
    document Header Erosion-Letter of Credit (Bond) Form.PDF
  • Instructions for Bond Reduction.PDF
    document Header Instructions for Bond Reduction.PDF
  • Instructions for Bonds and Agreements.pdf
    document Header Instructions for Bonds and Agreements.pdf
  • Performance Agreement Form.pdf
    document Header Performance Agreement Form.pdf
  • Performance-Cash-Check (Bond).PDF
    document Header Performance-Cash-Check (Bond).PDF
  • Performance-Letter of Credit (Bond) Form.PDF
    document Header Performance-Letter of Credit (Bond) Form.PDF
  • Performance-Surety (Bond) Form.PDF
    document Header Performance-Surety (Bond) Form.PDF
  • Right of Entry - Continuous Surety Form.pdf
    document Header Right of Entry - Continuous Surety Form.pdf

Zoning Permits8 documents

  • Bee and Apiary Application
    document Header Bee and Apiary Application
  • Food Truck Application and Permit.pdf
    document Header Food Truck Application and Permit.pdf
  • Home Based Child Care Application and Permit.pdf
    document Header Home Based Child Care Application and Permit.pdf
  • Home Occupation Application and Permit.pdf
    document Header Home Occupation Application and Permit.pdf
  • Please verify additional requirements prior to submittal of application
    document Header Please verify additional requirements prior to submittal of application
  • Temporary Outdoor Sales.pdf
    document Header Temporary Outdoor Sales.pdf
  • Zoning Certification Application and Permit.pdf
    document Header Zoning Certification Application and Permit.pdf
  • Zoning Modification Application
    document Header Zoning Modification Application

Fire Marshal2 documents

  • Fire Marshal's Office Permits
    document Header Fire Marshal's Office Permits
    Effective July 1, 2019 Fire Prevention Code Permit fees will be increasing.  Please click on the link below to see the new fees.
  • Fire Prevention Code Permit Fees 2019
    document Header Fire Prevention Code Permit Fees 2019

Planning and Zoning4 documents

  • Architectural Review Board Application Package.pdf
    document Header Architectural Review Board Application Package.pdf
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Application Package.pdf
    document Header Board of Zoning Appeals Application Package.pdf
  • Rezoning Application Package.pdf
    document Header Rezoning Application Package.pdf
  • Special Use Permit Application Package.pdf
    document Header Special Use Permit Application Package.pdf

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