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Building Development Division

Residential Building/Addition

Information on the process and requirements for the constructing new residential buildings and additions:

Residential Plan Review Requirements

Residential Walk-Through Building Plan Review:

This process is for the review of a Residential Deck without any roof covering. Reviews are conducted 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday.

All building plans are required to be submitted via Prince William County’s ePortal system. Consult the Customer Electronic Plan Review (ePlans) Guide for information on how to prepare and submit documents for electronic plan review and the electronic plan review guide for building ePlan submission guidelines

Residential Expedited Plan Review Process:

Owner/Agent Waiver Form

Engineer/Architect Waiver Form

Single Family Dwelling, Townhouse & Additions Cover Sheet

For Building a Residential Deck with Prince William County's Typical Residential Deck Design, plans are reviewed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Master File Plan Program (Policy 3.1.5)

Framing Plans for Conventional Lumber and I-Joist (Policy 3.1.3)

Structural Slabs (Policy 3.2.2)

Framing Plans for Wood Trusses Metal Plate Connected (Policy 3.1.4)

Protection from Ice Damming (Policy 4.2.4)

Story Above Grade Plane (Policy 1.15)

Additional Resources:

Building a Shed

Building an Addition or Garage

Converting a Carport to a Garage

Building a Pole Barn