Building Permits

Online Permit Application (Roanoke County Public Access Portal)

Anyone, including owners and contractors, may use the Public Access Portal website to apply for permits. Permit types available online are limited to those that do not require detailed reviews or submission of plans and/or technical documents. Simple documents, sketches or photos may be uploaded with your application if needed to better describe the work.

If your work is occurring within the Town of Vinton, and requires a zoning permit, please contact Vinton Planning and Zoning to obtain a zoning permit at 540-983-0605 prior to applying for other types of permits. NOTE:  Zoning permits for work within the Town of Vinton may not be applied for using the Roanoke County Public Access Portal.


Owners performing or supervising the work and applying for their own permits are required to acknowledge and be aware of the contractor licensing laws and are responsible to verify proper licensing of any subcontractors that may be hired for the project. 

Contractors will need to provide their state contractors license number and Roanoke County Business License number unless they have been exempted from obtaining a local business license by the Commissioner of the Revenue.

Commercial Permits

Residential Permits