Building Code Enforcement

Mission Statement

To protect the public's health, safety, and welfare, as it relates to the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and structures by interpreting, administering, monitoring, and enforcing codes and standards which govern construction industry activities.

Halifax County enforces the current version of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) of Virginia (2018).

Zoning Permits

A zoning permit shall be required for any structure erected on your property. This shall include farm structures, open carports, pre-fabricated buildings, additions, and swimming pools.


Lots in the A-1, Agricultural zone shall have the following setbacks:

  • Front - 75 feet from the right-of-way of the road
  • Sides - 15 feet
  • Rear - 35 feet

For all other zoning district setbacks please contact the Halifax County Zoning Administrator.


Effective July 1, 2017 - Add a 2% BOH fee to the total fees

To confirm fee totals, please call 434-476-3300, extension 3304

  • Zoning permits - $50
  • Conditional Use permits - $500
  • Large Scale Solar Conditional Use Permit - $1,000
  • Variances - $500
  • Plat Review - $25 ($5 for each additional parcel)
  • Medical Variances - $25 (must be reviewed yearly)

For information about well and septic permits, contact the local office of the Virginia Health Department at 434-476-4863. For more information, please visit the Virginia State Department of Health website.

Fees & Applications