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Building Inspection Director
Richard C. Witt

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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(804) 748-1057
(804) 751-4713 Fax

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Office - M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inspectors M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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About Building Inspection

 The mission of the Chesterfield County Department of Building Inspection is to ensure compliance with the governing building codes for the safety of our residents and visitors. 

We welcome you to our website and trust that you will find the information you are looking for. In addition, knowledgeable staff members are available to assist you from the permitting process through construction. The department is dedicated to helping you with your building project and ensuring that it is built to the current Virginia codes.

2012 Code Edition Enforced Starting July 14, 2015

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New Deck Inspection and Code Requirements Effective 9/1/15

New Swimming Pool and Barrier Permit Process Effective 11/2/15

Effective November 2, 2015, changes to the residential swimming pool and barrier permit process will be implemented. The purpose of this change is to simplify and improve the permitting and inspection process for swimming pools. One of the significant modifications is discontinuing the swimming pool affidavit and replacing it with a new permit application.

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