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Office of the University Building Official

UBO Fees


The following table of rates has been approved by the University and apply to the permitting and inspection of all construction work performed on Virginia Tech owned property in the Commonwealth. For more information about the jurisdiction of the UBO, please refer to Policy 5407 and the Policies information contained in this website.

Construction Project ValueApproved UBO FEES
effective 5/1/2012
MinMaxCost For Permit
$0 $4,000 $40
$4,001 $10,000 $60
$10,001 $25,000 $100
$25,001 $50,000 $250
$50,001 $100,000 $500
$100,001 $250,000 $1,500
$250,001 $2,000,000 $3,500
$2,000,000+
(Capital Projects)
Billed $119/hour

University Building Official
William Hinson Jr. PE CBO
230 Sterrett Dr.
Blacksburg VA 24061
Office phone: 540-231-4678
Office Fax: 540-231-7239
Email: Hinson@vt.edu

Heather M. Snidow
Permit Technician
Phone: 540-231-5534
Email: hsnidow@vt.edu

Steven Smith, PE
Inspector/Reviewer
Phone: 540-231-2662
Email: stsmith1@vt.edu

Joseph D. Zokaites, PE
Inspector/Reviewer
Phone: 540-231-6613
Email: jzokaites@vt.edu


Related Links

VA Department of Housing and Community Development

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

VA Building and Code Officials Association

VA Department of Fire Programs

VA Department of Health - New River Health District