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.
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Click on PERMIT STATUS, INSPECTION SCHEDULING AND RESULTS on the left under Quick Links.
Utilities Checklist Now Required for New Construction in Existing Commercial Buildings
To improve customer service and eliminate delays, the Chesterfield County Utilities Department requires that a Utilities Checklist be submitted when applying for a commercial building permit for new work in existing commercial buildings. Examples include tenant upfits, interior or exterior renovations and changes of use.
Submit the Utilities Checklist with the permit application to The Chesterfield County Building Inspection Department, who will send it to the Utilities Department for review. The Utilities Department will not approve any permit for new construction in existing commercial buildings that does not include the Utilities Checklist. For additional information and to download a checklist visit Utilities.
New Code Edition Effective 7/14/14
The 2012 edition of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) became effective on July 14, 2014. During the one-year grace period, which ends on July 13, 2015, the designer or permit applicant may use either the 2009 edition or the 2012 edition. Access to the 2012 edition of the code is available at the following links (and from the right sidebar while on other Building Inspection web pages):
We are in the process of updating the website so that all of the information provided reflects the 2012 edition of the USBC. The information currently references the 2009 edition.
Important Information for Homeowners