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Richard C. Witt

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Chesterfield County Department of Building Inspection
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

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Chesterfield, VA 23832
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I have notified my landlord and have not received a response. What should I do? 

If you do not get a response, or if you are not satisfied with the results, call our office at 748-1779 and we will investigate the concern for you.

My heat does not work. Who should I call? 

If you are renting your home or apartment, you must have heat. Call your landlord first. If the problem is not corrected, please call our office at 748-1779.

A house in my neighborhood is vacant and has broken windows. Who should I call?  

Call our office at 748-1779 and we will send someone to investigate your concern.

An electrical outlet in the bathroom of the apartment I rent does not work. Is this a code violation? 

Yes. All electrical outlets must function properly. Call your landlord first. If the problem is not corrected, please call our office at 748-1779.

What if I (property owner/landlord) don’t have the money to make repairs? 

We are always willing to work with people to develop a plan of repair-one thing at a time.

I have lots of insects in my apartment.  Management has been notified, they have sprayed but the bugs still come back. 

The code is very specific regarding insect infestation.  Insects are not addressable unless they are directly affecting the structure.  However, the owner/management of the property is responsible for the initial extermination of the property.  Thereafter it is the tenant’s responsibility to continue to maintain the insect-free condition of the property. 

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