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The Department of Building and Development Building Code Enforcement / Inspection Division enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code to ensure the buildings in which we live, work and play are safe.  We are only one of many steps in the building construction process, and we deal specifically with reviewing building construction plans and specifications, issuing building construction permits, performing critical building construction inspections and ensuring building code compliance.  For inquiries relative to the building code, building plan review and building inspections, please contact the Building Code Enforcement/Inspections Division at 703-777-0220. For building code complaints, please see Uniform Statewide Building Code Complaints below.

If you would like information relative to Land and Site Development, Building Construction Permits, or Zoning, Please visit the Building and Development main page and select the appropriate links from the list provided on the left side of the page.

Inspections for building, electrical, fire suppression, alarms, gas, mechanical, and plumbing permits are completed between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Scheduling Inspections
Customers may use the Web Automated Inspection Request System (WAIRS) to schedule inspections for the following permit types: building, electrical, fire suppression, alarm, gas, mechanical, and plumbing. WAIRS may also be used to cancel inspections and obtain inspection results.

Inspectors may be reached in the office from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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