Green Roof Building Permit Fee Reduction

Commercial/Non-Residential & Residential Properties

A 50% reduction to the building permit fee applicable to the construction of a "green roof" as defined by Virginia Code Section 58.1-3852.

A "green roof" means a solar roof or a vegetative roof:

  • "Solar roof" means a solar roofing system that generates reusable energy, which reusable energy accounts for at least 2.5% of the total electric energy used by the building to which the solar roofing system is attached.
  • "Vegetative roof" means a roofing system designed in accordance with the Virginia Stormwater Management Program’s standards and specifications for green roofs, as set forth in the Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse, in which at least 50% of the total roofing area is vegetative.

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