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Starting Monday, June 8, 2020
Field Inspections performed by County Staff will be limited to new construction.
Inspections for alterations or repairs that require entry into an occupied structure will be performed using the Google Duo video conferencing app or another inspection protocol as required.

April 8, 2020 - Click here to read the current memo from Mark Drumheller, MCP, CBO regarding our office procedures during the COVID-19 event.

Our mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Isle of Wight County through effective code enforcement.

The Department of Inspections primary function is to enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and associated standards regulating construction and maintenance of structures within the County.

In this capacity, the Department reviews residential and commercial construction documents for code compliance, issues permits, performs inspections, issues Certificates of Occupancy and responds to citizen’s questions about construction requirements.

Please contact us at or at the information provided below prior to construction, alteration or repair of a structure within the County.

Department of Community Development
W. Mark Drumheller, Assistant Director, CBO, MCP
P.O. Box 80
17140 Monument Cir.
Isle of Wight, Virginia 23397
(757) 365-6315
(757) 365-1666 Inspection Hotline