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.

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.


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

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.