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Building Inspection Director
Richard C. Witt

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(804) 748-1057
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Hours
Office - M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inspectors M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Street Address
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Residential Inspections
When To Schedule an Inspection

This section contains a list of the various residential inspections and information about when to schedule each of them. Click the inspection name to go directly to the details on a particular inspection type. If you are on a specific inspection and would like to return to this top section, press the Home key.

General Requirements for All Inspections 

Before scheduling any inspections, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • The permit must be prominently displayed.
  • For all building/structural inspections, the approved plans must be on site for the inspector’s use.
  • A not ready fee may be charged if the work to be inspected is not complete when the inspector arrives.
  • A re-inspection fee may be charged for third and subsequent inspections of the same type.

 Residential Inspections Performed by
Chesterfield County Building Inspection Department
 

 
Building and Structural          Plumbing  Mechanical 
Footing  Groundwork  Mechanical Rough-in 
Projection  Plumbing Rough-in  Final Mechanical 
Drainage & Waterproofing  Water & Sewer   
Foundation  Final Plumbing  Gas 
Poured Wall  Backflow Preventer  Gas Rough-in 
Floor Slab    Propane Tank & Product Line 
Monolithic Pour  Electrical  Final Gas 
Veneer  Electrical Slab   
Framing  Electric Rough-in  Pool 
Insulation  Release of Service  Pool Potting 
Fireplace Throat  Trench  Pool Bonding 
Final Building  Final Electrical  Pool Underground 
    Pool Barrier 
    Final Building (Pool) 

Building and Structural Inspections

Footing: After the trench is dug and reinforcement is installed, and prior to placement of the footing material.

Footing 

Projection: At any point after the first course of block is laid and before the foundation is backfilled.

Projection 

Drainage & Waterproofing: Prior to backfilling the foundation.

Drainage 

Foundation: After backfilling the crawl space and prior to placement of foundation sill plates.

Foundation 

Poured Wall: After the reinforcement is installed and prior to placing concrete in the forms.

Poured Wall 

Floor Slab: After the vapor barrier and perimeter insulation (if required) are installed, and prior to the placement of concrete. If there are any pipes wires or vents that are being installed below the slab those sub-trade inspections are to be approved and backfilled prior to the slab inspection.

Floor Slab 

Monolithic Pour: After the trench is dug and reinforcement, vapor barrier and perimeter insulation (if required) are installed, and prior to placement of concrete.

Monolithic Pour 

Veneer: After the exterior sheathing, flashing, windows and doors are installed, and prior to the installation of exterior wall coverings.

Veneer 

Framing: After all structural members are installed and all sub-trade rough-ins are approved, and prior to concealment by insulation or drywall.

Framing 

Fireplace Throat: After the smoke chamber is constructed and prior to completion of the chimney above the smoke chamber.

Fireplace Throat 

Insulation: After the framing inspection is approved and prior to concealment.

Insulation 

Final Building: After all sub-trade final inspections and other required departmental inspections are approved.

Final Building 

Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing Groundwork: After the piping is installed and tested, and before the piping is backfilled or concealed.

Plumbing Groudwork 

Plumbing Rough-in: After all the piping that is to be concealed is installed and tested and before the insulation and wall board are installed.

Plumbing Roughin 

Water and Sewer (Septic): After an approved rough-in inspection is obtained and the water and sewer pipes are installed, and before backfilling. 

Water and Sewer 

Final Plumbing: After all fixtures and equipment are installed and operational.

Final Plumbing 

Backflow Preventer: After the excavation is complete and the piping and device are installed, and prior to backfilling or concealment.

Backflow Preventer 

Electrical Inspections

Electrical Slab: After the conduit is placed and before the excavated area is backfilled.

Electrical Slab 

Rough-in Electrical: After all wiring and cable assemblies are installed and prior to the installation of building insulation and wallboard.

Electrical Roughin 

Release of Service: After the service equipment is installed and wired to the point that the neutrals are properly placed.

Release of Service 

Trench: After the in-ground wiring is installed and prior to backfilling.

Trench 

Final Electrical: After all the fixtures and permanent equipment are installed and operational.

Final Electrical 

Mechanical Inspections

Mechanical Rough-in: After all the ductwork and associated piping are installed and before the building insulation and wall board are installed.

After all the ductwork and associated piping are installed and before the building insulation and wall board are installed.

Mechanical Roughin 

Final Mechanical: After all equipment is installed and operational.

Final Mechanical 

Gas Inspections

Gas Rough-in: After all piping that is to be concealed is installed and tested, and before the building insulation and wall board are installed.

After all piping that is to be concealed is installed and tested, and before the building insulation and wall board are installed.

Gas Roughin 

Propane Tank and Product Line: After the tank and piping to the building (product line) are installed.

Propane Tank 

Final Gas: After all appliances have been installed and are operational.

Final Gas 

Pool Inspections

Pool Potting: After the wet niche forming shell of the fixture, the wiring and potting are installed, and prior to the installation of the light.Pool Potting 

Pool Bonding: After all the equipotential grounding wiring is installed and the connections are made, and prior to concealment or backfilling.

Pool Bonding 

Pool Underground: After all the wiring and conduit are installed, and prior to backfilling and covering.

Pool Underground 

Pool Barrier: After the pool has been completed and the barrier has been installed.

Pool Barrier 

Final Building(Pool): After all the work has been completed and the final electrical is approved.

Final Building 

If you have any questions or concerns call our office at (804) 748-1057 or ask your inspector.

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