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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Front Royal Launches New Department for Code Compliance and Building-Related Inspections


The Front Royal Building Department will begin issuing building permits and conducting required inspections for structures and development in the Town on January 3, 2022. 


“By having the authority to enforce building-related codes and ordinances, the Town can better protect the safety and wellbeing of the community,” said Steven Hicks, Town Manager. “This department will enable the Town to efficiently address on-going development as part of Council’s goal of being business friendly and customer orientated.”  


Building Department Responsibilities include:

  • Review and issuance of building permits 
  • Conducting required building inspections for final occupancy or use
  • Maintaining the safety and appearance of the Town’s existing structures and properties through routine inspections and code compliance activities 
  • Issuance of applicable land disturbing activity permits 
  • Enforcement of the Virginia Maintenance Code 
  • Fire Protection plan review

Land Disturbance permits will continue to be issued by the Warren County Building Department on behalf of Front Royal until the Town is certified by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Certification is expected in the 2nd quarter of 2022.


The Front Royal Building Department was created by the Town Council in June 2021. For more information, visit:

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