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Building Inspection Director
Richard C. Witt

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

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Permits and Fees 

Residential code requirements 

Commercial code requirements 

Residential inspection requirements 

Commercial inspection requirements 

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
Residential Inspections to Project Completion

Inspection Process Steps 

Details on each step in the inspection process can be found by clicking the links listed above.

After the permit has been issued:

  • The homeowner/contractor may begin the work
  • If changes occur during the course of construction, an amendment or revision may be required.
  • At various points along the way, the homeowner/contractor schedules an inspection to verify that the work has been done in compliance with the approved construction documents and the code.
  • Inspections are performed the next business day.
  • The inspector will review the work and either approves the inspection or notes defects for the homeowner/contractor to fix, and leave an inspection result ticket on the jobsite.
  • If the same inspection fails twice, there may be a re-inspection fee for the third inspection.
  • The homeowner/contractor can view the results and/or comments of the inspections here on the web site.
  • The homeowner/contractor makes the noted corrections and calls for a re-inspection.
  • Once the inspector is satisfied that the work is complete and code compliant (i.e. approves the inspection), the construction can advance to the next phase.
  • After all of the work is completed, the homeowner/contractor schedules a final inspection.
  • Once the inspector determines that all required inspections have been performed the project is considered complete.
  • For new houses, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.
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