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Building Safety/Permits


101-E Mounts Bay Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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P: 757-253-6626


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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.






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Good Morning. Building Safety and Permits has 52 inspections with three leftovers for today, March 27. Allen Turner is out of the office today.

All contractors are asked to use our web-based Epermits site when requesting inspections. Inspections called in by phone are not guaranteed to be performed as they must go through the web verification process.  Note that Cold Weather concrete provisions per ACI 306R-10 must be provided anytime air temperatures are expected to fall below 40F degrees. Please submit any required foundation surveys at least two business days in advance of requesting a second foundation inspection to prevent delays in scheduling your inspections.

Contact: Allen Turner - Assistant Building Official - 757-253-6684

*Plan Review

David Kent, Karolee Towe and Calvin Le will be in reviewing plans today (March 27).


We are currently reviewing residential permit applications submitted on: March 11.


We are currently reviewing commercial permit applications submitted on: March 20.

Contact: Allen Turner or David Wolfe Kent - 757-253-6626

*Inspection Reminders

NOTE: When scheduling inspections on the new e-permit website please remember the following:

For new 1&2 Family dwellings, the trade permits will automatically be scheduled at the time the framing inspection is requested. Trade inspections will not be conducted prior to framing inspections.

For alterations/additions, each trade permit holder must request their own inspections as those are not automatically scheduled.

We will not conduct a final building inspection until all trade inspections have passed. Trade inspections will not be done concurrently with the final building inspection. Final building inspections scheduled without all other trades passed will automatically be cancelled.

Please remember to schedule a concrete encased electrode inspection when a footing inspection has been scheduled for a new building.

*Items of Interest

Cold Weather Concrete


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