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January 12, 2018 7:58 AM

January 12, 2018 - Daily Update

Good Morning. James City County Building Safety & Permits has 77 inspections for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Mike Finkelstein, David Malarkey and Rich Nedoszytko are out of the office today.

James City County Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Note that we are now accepting plumbing rough-in inspection requests whenever ready due to the freezing temperatures and need for water pipe testing.

Please be aware that cold weather concrete and masonry provisions must be in place this week as temperatures are expected to fall below 40 degrees F during the protection period. See ACI 306R for more details of protective measures and duration time.

Please note the following code section regarding wood in contact with the ground or embedded in concrete:

R317.1.2. All wood in contact with the ground, embedded in concrete, in direct contact with the ground or embedded in concrete exposed to the weather that supports permanent structures intended for human occupancy shall be approved pressure-preservative-treated wood suitable for ground contact use.

As a reminder, ALL dwelling unit deck footings must be inspected, and may be requested separately or at time of house footings if ready.

The front office staff will only accept inspection requests for property owners who have not received a PIN to access the system.

All single-family dwellings require lot stabilization and grading in accordance with the approved site plan and Permit Agreement in Lieu of an Erosion and Sediment Control. Environmental Resource Protection Inspectors will inspect the lots for these requirements when requested and will automatically be scheduled at the time of Building Final inspection if not previously requested.

To access the free 2012 ICC Virginia Codes go to
Contact: Allen Turner – Asst. Building Official-Inspection Section Chief 757-253-6684.

Plan Review
Karolee Towe, John Pope, Stacy McKinney and Marty Smith will be reviewing plans today, Jan. 12, 2018.

We are currently reviewing residential permit applications submitted on Nov. 22, 2017.

We are currently reviewing commercial permit applications submitted on: Dec. 6, 2017.

Contact: 757-253-6626

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