Building Office

Lancaster County Building Inspections must be called in to the provided inspection line 804-462-0241. Emailed requests and inspection requests left on other county employees voicemail boxes are not considered as requested inspections.

All applications for permits until September 4, 2019 may be requested to be under the 2012 edition of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. This request must be made at the time of application.

The 2015 edition of The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, hereafter known as the "VUSBC", went into effect September 4, 2018. It is comprised of the three parts which are the; Virginia Construction Code, The Virginia Rehabilitation Code and The Virginia Maintenance Code and governs the general administration and code amendments to the referenced code standards.

Within the group of Virginia Codes also are; The Fire Prevention code, Industrialized Building Safety Regulations, Amusement Device Regulations, Certification Standards, the Manufactured Home Safety Regulations and maintenance, building and residential codes.

Please visit the following web sites to access further information on specific codes.

International Code Council, Inc.
Virginia Building and Code Officials Association

Contact Information

Ernest J. Sadler
Building Official
8311 Mary Ball Rd
Lancaster, VA 22503
Phone: (804) 462-5480
Fax: (804) 462-0031


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