Permits & Inspections

Applying for a Permit

All permits for work within the Town of Vinton limits must be applied for at the Planning and Zoning Department and then paid for at the Finance/Treasurer Department if paying by cash or check (credit cards for building and trade permits now accepted by Planning and Zoning), both of which are located in the Vinton Municipal Building at 311 South Pollard Street.

Application Processing

Trade permits and over-the-counter (OTC) permits are now processed in-house by Planning and Zoning. They are normally processed within 30 to 45 minutes from the time of application. Once zoning approval is received from Vinton Planning and Zoning Department, applications for all commercial building permits (or residential permits where a review is required) must be applied for directly with Roanoke County Community Development Department.

Scheduling an Inspection

Roanoke County inspectors perform all building inspections within the Town of Vinton. An inspection may be scheduled by calling Roanoke County at 540-772-2065. The permit number (application number) will be required at the time of the request. The permit/application number can be found near the top of your permit. You must call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection.

Additional Permit Information

For more permit information, please refer to the Roanoke County Building Safety Department's website.