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Building Inspections Division Definition

Building Inspections Division Definition

The following definitions shall apply:

Finished square footage:  Interior heated or air-conditioned space which is insulated and finished.  Examples are:  Florida rooms, closets, living areas, toilet rooms, etc.  Square footage shall be measured from the exterior walls of the structure.

Unfinished interior square footage:  Unfinished interior areas shall be that which have not been insulated and to which the wall and floor finish has not been applied.  Examples are:  garages, basements, and bonus rooms, which are neither finished nor heated.

Exterior square footage:  Exterior areas shall be those that do not have exterior walls and may or may not have roofs.  Examples are:  exterior porches, screened porches, carports, pole sheds, decks, and similar exterior structures.

Using or occupying structure prior to issuance of certificate:  In addition to other penalties, any person who uses or occupies a building or structure prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use and Occupancy shall pay a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  Payment of such penalty shall be made to the Building Official before the Certificate of Use and Occupancy is issued.

Community Development
6602 Courts Drive, First Floor
Post Office Box 68
Prince George, VA 23875

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, 
excluding holidays

(804) 722-0702
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Charles L. Harrison, III (804) 722-8659
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