Building Development



Building Development is moving back to their original location in the lower level of the Administration building.  See below for the scheduled closing of their office.


The Building Development Department will close Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm and will be closed Thursday July 29th and Friday July 30th.  The office will re-open on Monday August 2, 2021.



About the Department

The Department of Building Development enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code within New Kent County. This includes plan review, permit issuance, and inspection of buildings and structures during the construction phase. Permits are required for all structures, except non-residential farm buildings as defined by the Uniform Statewide Building Code. Permit fees are based on fair market value of the improvement.