Building, Planning and Zoning

Get your building permits before you start building

The Department of Building, Planning and Zoning was established for the purpose of providing construction regulation, land use control, and preservation of wetland areas, for the protection of life, safety and general welfare of its citizens.

2017 Comprehensive Plan Update | Open House Dec 13

December 13, 5pm-6:30pm at the Giles County Administration Office

  Giles County will hold a public open house to receive citizen’s comments for the 2017 Comprehensive Plan update. County staff and New River Valley Regional Commission staff will be available to explain the proposed changes. After receiving public feedback, the County Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Giles County Board of Supervisors to review and adopt the plan. The amendments include changes to the Land Use, Housing, Transportation, and other elements of the Comprehensive Plan.   Updated goals, objectives, and policies will provide the County direction in making decisions when changing zoning designations, regulating developments, and providing public infrastructure.   For more information, please contact John Ross, Zoning Administrator at jross@gilescounty.org or call 540-921-2525.

Planning Commission meets at 5:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at: Giles County Administration Board Room 315 North Main Street Pearisburg, VA 24134

Giles County Building Permit Fee Schedule No permit to begin work for new construction or other building operation shall be issued until fees described in this section have been paid. The fees shall be affixed at the following rates:

On all building structures or alterations requiring a building permit, fee shall be paid as required at the time of filing application, in accordance with the following fee schedule:

NOTICE: Permit fee for a project WHICH IS STARTED WITHOUT A PERMIT, will be computed at one and one half times the following approved rates: Download the PDF of Fees

 

Planning Commission Members:
  • Steve Taylor, Chairman
  • Tom Pitzer, Vice-Chair
  • “Chappy” Baker, Board of Supervisors Representative
  • Leon Law, At-Large Member
  • Ben Johnson, At-Large Member
  • Bill Browning, Eastern District
  • Jim Berckman, Eastern District
  • Fred Hackney, Western District
  • Roger Browning, Western District
Building & Zoning

Building Official for Giles County and Maintenance Official for County Buildings 315 North Main Street Pearisburg, VA 24134 (540) 921-2527 phone (540) 921-1329 fax John Mills jmills@gilescounty.org Anna Welch awelch@gilescounty.org Building Inspector Josh Williams jwilliams@gilescounty.org Zoning Administrator John Ross jross@gilescounty.org (comprehensive plan info) (540) 921-2527

Quick Links
This online version of the Official Giles County Zoning Ordinance is provided for convenience and reference only. The official Giles County Zoning Ordinance is on file in the office of the Zoning Administrator and in the official minutes of the Giles County Board of Supervisors.  Although a diligent effort is made to avoid discrepancies between the Official Giles County Zoning Ordinance and this online reference, the same cannot be guaranteed.  Further, recent amendments to the Official Giles County Zoning Ordinance may not yet be incorporated into this online reference.  Before taking any action or relying upon this online version, please contact the Giles County Planning & Zoning Department for information and verification of the text of the official ordinance.