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Permits & Inspections
Applying for a Permit
All permits for work within the Town of Vinton limits must be applied for at the Planning and Zoning Department and then paid for at the Finance/Treasurer Department if paying by cash or check (credit cards for building and trade permits now accepted by Planning and Zoning), both of which are located in the Vinton Municipal Building at 311 South Pollard Street.

Application Processing

Once a building permit application has been made, it is sent with plans for the work to Roanoke County's building commissioner for issuance. Once the permit is approved by the building commissioner, it is faxed to the Vinton Planning and Zoning Department and prepared for the customer to pick up. A call is placed to the customer to notify him/her that the permit is ready to be picked up and paid for.

Trade permits and over-the-counter (OTC) permits are now processed in-house by Planning and Zoning.  They are usually processed within 30 minutes from the time of application.

Scheduling an Inspection
Roanoke County inspectors perform all building inspections within the Town of Vinton. An inspection may be scheduled by calling Roanoke County at (540) 772-2065. The permit number (application number) will be required at the time of the request. The permit / application number can be found near the top of your permit. You must call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection.

Contact Us
For more permit information, please review the Roanoke County building commissioner's answers to frequently asked questions.

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