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BerkleyArthur E. Berkley has served Isle of Wight County as Director of Inspections since June, 1991. The Inspections Department is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code for new construction and Property Maintenance for the county and the incorporated towns of Smithfield and Windsor.

Before coming to the County, Mr. Berkley served the City of Hampton as a Residential Plans Examiner, the City of Chesapeake as a Commercial Plans Examiner and Building Inspector and held numerous positions in the private sector in construction management and supervision.

A native of Hampton, Mr. Berkley holds Associate degrees in Architecture and Public Administration from Northern Virginia Community College and Thomas Nelson Community College respectively and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Virginia Wesleyan College.

Mr. Berkley holds professional certifications as a Certified Building Official, Commercial and Residential Combination Inspector and Plans Examiner from the International Code Council (ICC) and as a Certified Zoning Administrator from The Virginia Association of Zoning Officials (VAZO).

During his tenure as Director of Inspections he has served the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association as President, Vice-President Sargent-at-Arms and Chairman for Region 8. Additionally, he served the Association on the Legislative, Education and Public Information Committees.

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