Building Code Services

BCS acts with limited delegated authority on behalf of the State Building Official through DGS’ Division of Engineering & Building (DEB), Bureau of Capital Outlay Management (BCOM) in Richmond. In this capacity, BCS represents BCOM to the extent allowed by the Appendix P – Annual Permit found in DEB’s Construction & Professional Services Manual (CPSM).

Peterson Family Health Sciences building construction. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

BCS provides code assistance, courtesy plan reviews, permit plan reviews, processes Project Permit applications, issues project permits and performs code inspections.

Plan Review requests are to be made directly to Mason BCS by email to permits@gmu.edu.  Mason BCS is responsible for managing the review process and issuance of the Construction Permit for approved projects.

Only review requests and permit applications that are pre-approved through Planning & Design and delivered utilizing the correct methods and formats will begin the review process.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Mason Building Code Services at permits@gmu.edu.