Commercial Construction Permits

Permits are typically required for the following commercial projects: 

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Construction trailers
  • Decks
  • Demolition
  • New buildings
  • Pools
  • Retaining walls
  • Sales trailers
  • Signs
  • Special events
  • Tenant fit-ups 

Permits Required for Commercial Construction

Additional Permits Required As Noted: 

  • Grading Permit: If disturbing 5,000 square feet or more
  • Health Permit: Food Service Facilities and/or property served by private well / septic.
  • Soils Report: if new construction or addition, submit two copies of a Type II Geotechnical Soils Report
  • Occupancy Permit: New construction, additions, and tenant fit-ups
  • Soils Report: Two copies of a Type II Geotechnical Report for new construction
  • Zoning Permit
  • Sign Permits


Building, electrical, fire suppression, gas, plumbing and mechanical work each requires separate applications and permits. These permits will not be issued from the application and architectural plans submitted for a Building Permit. Contractors must have a valid Virginia State Contractors License and Loudoun County Business License.

Mail Submissions To:

Loudoun County
Department of Building and Development
P.O. Box 7000
Leesburg, VA 20177-7000