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Building Permits
The Town of Vienna requires home owners, renters, business owners and tenants to obtain a building permit whenever they wish to make improvements to their property.

Types of Improvements Requiring a Permit
A permit is required before any of the following improvements may commence:
  • Constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing or demolishing any part of a building or structure - This includes but is not limited to installation of new siding, erection of a storage shed or other accessory structure, finishing a basement, and construction of new facilities such as retaining walls, fences, hot tubs, pools, driveways, satellite antennas and building additions.
  • Changing the use of a building - This includes changes either within the same use group or to a different use group when the new use requires more structural strength, fire protection, exits, or sanitary provisions.
  • Removing or disturbing any asbestos-containing materials
  • Additions, alterations, replacement or relocation of any plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems

View a list of exceptions to when a building permit is required, such as with ordinary repairs.

For More Information

If you have questions, please call the Planning and Zoning Department at (703) 255-6341.