Department of Community Development:                    Commercial Permits

Lesa Mabe

Administrative Assistant

5 West Main Street

Suite 100

Fincastle, VA 24090

Located in the Old District Court Building

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Phone: (540) 928-2070

Fax: (540) 473-2018


*Permit applications are not accepted after 4:30 p.m.

Tthe Department of Community Development is your direct contact for all questions regarding the County's permitting requirements and the status of your commercial project. Information for residential permits can be found here.

Commercial Permit Information

Before you apply for a commercial or industrial Botetourt County development permit, our permitting staff is available to meet with you to discuss what requirements apply to your project. We can also provide an estimate of how long it will take for you to get your permit and what costs will apply. Our staff will work with you to make sure there are no unpleasant surprises. If you need State permits, we can direct you to assistance for that, too.

Applications and Forms

Forms on this page are in PDF format. In order to view PDF files, get the free Acrobat Reader software:

Building Permit

Land Disturbing Permit





Other Resources



Did You Know...

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The mighty James River begins its majestic journey in Botetourt County winding through the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on its way to the Chesapeake Bay. The Upper James River Water Trail offers 8 public boating access points along the 45 miles of the river in Botetourt County, including 14 miles designated as a Virginia Scenic River..