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Before Leasing or Buying:

  • Make an appointment with the Planning & Zoning Division of the County.
  • Verify that the proposed business use is compatible with existing zoning.
  • Request a copy of the zoning regulation or download it from (540) 772-2068
  • Is a rezoning required?
  • Are there any zoning restrictions on the property that will inhibit doing business?
  • Will it require a Change of Use?
  • Contact the Real Estate Valuation Department to determine whether a Change of Use affects the tax liability. (540) 772-2035
  • If a Change of Use is required, then current building codes must be met.
  • Make an appointment with the Building Commissioner’s Office to verify code compliance. (540) 772-2065
  • Schedule a meeting with the Fire Marshal’s Office to verify the site is in compliance with new fire code. (540) 777-8721
  • Contact the Western Virginia Water Authority to verify ample water pressure to the property to support a sprinkler system or meet the product demands.  (540) 853-5700

NOTE: Please check with each office to determine if a fee is required.