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In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 18th all County government offices will be temporarily CLOSED to public access. Staff will continue to report to work and services can be accessed via telephone, mail or online.
For assistance with permitting call 757-365-6252.
For COVID-19 health questions contact VDH at 757-683-2745 or go to

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 we will NOT be performing any inspections due to required training. We will resume regular inspections Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

We are excited to announce that we are now online for inspection requests as well as results.
When you submit an inspection request through this method, you will get a confirmation email so that you know we received the request.
Please visit our Citizen Self Service Page and check it out for yourself.
We have found that the easiest search option is to use your Application (Permit) number, to include the capital letter at the end (usually a “B”).  You may also search by Tax Parcel Number.  Be aware, when you search this way, you will see all projects at that location along with all inspections and permits. Sometimes this can be overwhelming.
INSPECTION REQUIREMENT:  It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder or representative to notify the Department of Inspections when the stages of construction area reached that require an inspection and for other critical items as directed by the Building Official.  No work requiring an inspection shall be concealed without approval of the Building Official or his representative.
INSPECTION TIME:  The Building Official shall respond to inspection requests without unreasonable delay.  The Building Official shall approve the work or give notice of defective work to the permit holder or his agent in charge of the work.  Such deficiencies shall be corrected and re-inspected before any work proceeds that would conceal them.
**NOTE:  The cut-off time for ALL methods of inspection requests is 7 AM. Anything coming in after that time or requesting afternoon time frames will automatically be put on the next day’s list.**
A reasonable time should normally not exceed two (2) working days.
You may also email inspections , or call the inspections hotline at 757-365-1666.