The mission of Smyth County Building and Zoning Department is to provide the very best inspection services possible and administer county ordinances in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner, which ensures the health, safety, and welfare of Smyth County citizens.


Building and Zoning


The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for issuing permits and
conducting inspections for new construction, modifications and other building
related activities within Smyth County. The department reviews plans prior to
construction and inspects projects at certain phases of the construction process
to ensure compliance with local and state standards, and enforces the building,
electrical and plumbing codes of Smyth County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The department is also responsible for the administration of Smyth County's
subdivision and zoning ordinances. The department provides assistance to the
public on zoning and subdivision issues as well as to the Planning Commission,
Board of Zoning Appeals and Board of Supervisors. This department is also responsible
for investigating violations of the ordinances of Smyth County.


2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code Update Local Seminar