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) 473-8248

Fax: (540) 473-2018


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

Tthe Department of Development Services 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...

Fpo Did You Know

Several Civil War Trails markers are found in and around the Town of Buchanan that tell the story of Hunter's Raid. One tells how Confederate Gen. McCausland fired on the covered bridge, in the face of Hunter's advancing army. After setting the fire, McCausland swam across the James to safety as Union soldiers fired at him.