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


Airport Zoning Ordinance

Floodplain Ordinance

Manufactured Home Ordinance

Nuisance Ordinance

Stormwater Management & Erosion Sediment Control Ordinance

Subdivision Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance

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The Building Inspection Office enforces...

Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and all codes referenced within:
•2012 Virginia Construction Code (
•2012 Virginia Mechanical Code
•2011 National Electrical Code
•2012 Virginia Plumbing Code
•2012 Virginia Residential Code
•2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 (2009 edition)
•2012 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
•2012 Virginia Energy Conservation Code
•2012 Virginia Fuel Gas Code
•2012 Virginia Rehabilitation Code
•2006 Virginia Amusement Device Regulations
•Tank Removal and Installation
•Water & Sewer Line Installation