It’s been nearly two months since a tornado and tropical storm roared through upper James City County, and residents are still rebuilding.
To help, the county planning department is still offering waivers for building permit fees.
As of Monday morning, James City County had waived four building permit fees in the county for storm-related damage, Planning Director Paul Holt said.
The fees total $1,769.21.
Holt said one home had damage both inside and out from where a tree fell. The permit covers repairs to framing, roofing, rewiring damaged areas, insulation and plumbing and mechanical roof vents.
Another home had damage to the area where electrical services come into the house. The third had damage to electrical wires in the house and the fourth needed roof framing repairs, Holt said.
There is no expiration date on the building permit waivers, Holt added.
The James City County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at their Nov. 13 meeting to waive the permit fees.
The county estimates 32 structures sustained more than $1.6 million in damage from the storm and tornado, according to Board of Supervisors documents. Some of the damaged areas include the Village at Candle Station, Colonial Heritage and Kristiansand.
Building permits are required to fix homes as well as build new ones or make additions.
Those with questions about what requires a building permit should contact the James City County Planning Department at 757-253-6626.