(800) 752-5117 • (276) 773-2471 info@graysongovernment.com

Grayson County Building Department
Grayson County Court House

P.O. Box 217/129 Davis Street
Independence, VA 24348

Toll Free: 1-800-752-5117
Phone: 276-773-2322 or
276-236-8149 Ext. 148

Fax: 276-773-0305


James S. Moss, Certified Building Official, Property Maintenance Official,
E&S and Stormwater Administrator

Jada C. Black, Permit Tech/Secretary


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Building Inspections

The Grayson County Building Department is responsible for the issuance of permits within Grayson County, Town of Independence, Town of Fries, and the Town of Troutdale. The Building Department reviews plans prior to construction and inspects projects at certain phases of the construction process to ensure compliance with local and state standards, and enforces the building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes of Grayson County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

What you can accomplish in the Building Department:

  • Obtain a Building Permit
  • Obtain Erosion & Sediment Control information and permits
  • Obtain Stormwater information and permits
  • Receive information concerning building issues
  • Express concerns about a Contractor
  • Receive information concerning Back Flow Prevention
  • Receive information concerning requirements for obtaining a Contractor’s License
  • Request a list of building permits issued

James Moss, Building Official

Jada Black, Permit Tech / Secretary