Permits & Inspections

Purpose and Scope

The Building Inspections Office consists of a building official, a team of qualified inspectors, and supporting office staff who are responsible for issuing permits, reviewing plans, and performing inspections during construction for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).

The purpose of the USBC is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Virginia residents while ensuring buildings are permitted to be constructed at the least possible cost.  In addition, the USBC provides the consistency of recognized standards in regulating the design, construction, occupancy, and use of all structures to provide health, safety, energy, and water conservation as well as barrier-free provisions for the aged or disabled.