Asbestos Abatement Permit

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When applying for a building permit for remodel/renovation/alteration of a structure, an Asbestos Questionnaire must be included with the application documents. If the asbestos questionnaire indicates that an asbestos inspection is required, then a Certificate of Asbestos Inspection must be included with the application documents. The asbestos inspection is required to cover only the work area included in the building permit application. See the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry for more information on Asbestos programs. All structures built prior to January 1, 1985 must submit an asbestos certificate for buildings being renovated or demolished. For exemptions, view the Virginia Construction Code, Part 1 Section 110.3.

An Asbestos Abatement permit is now requried for any asbestos removal work.

How to Apply for a Permit

Online: Submit applications, track and pay for permits online via the LAMA Permit Portal. If you are a contractor and need a registration code, call the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 or email

Via email: Permit forms are available below. Permit applications may be emailed to

In person: Visit us at Community Development, 409 S Main St, 2nd Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Only a DPOR licensed asbestos contractor may apply for an Asbestos Abatement permit.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call 540-432-7700 or email us at

PDF icon[159KB] Asbestos Questionnaire

PDF icon[136KB] Asbestos Abatement Permit


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