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For new construction, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued after all final inspections are completed and approved.
For existing structures, an application for a Certificate of Occupancy will need to be submitted for review and approval along with a floor plan of the structure, a certificate providing determination there are no current violations of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, and the required fee.
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2018 Virginia Residential Code (VRC)
2018 Virginia Construction Code (VCC)
2018 Virginia Existing Building Code (VEBC)
2009 ICC A117.1 - Accessibility Standards
2018 Virginia Energy Conservation Code (VECC)
2018 Virginia Plumbing Code (VPC)
2018 Virginia Mechanical Code
2018 Virginia Fuel Gas Code (VFGC)
2017 National Electric Code (NEC) aka NFPA 70
2018 Virginia Maintenance Code (VMC)
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
We ask for a minimum of 15 business days for any residential project that requires plan review.
You will have six months from the date the permit is issued to begin work. All permits expire after six months of no activity or no inspections.
Required inspections include but are not limited to the following:
Please note that any work which requires more than one re-inspection will be charged a $50 re-inspection fee.
Call our office at 540-942-6628. It is recommended to call at least 48 hours prior to when you need the inspection.