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Building Safety/Permits


101-E Mounts Bay Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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P: 757-253-6626


Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Inspector's Hours:
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.






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Good Morning. Building Safety and Permits has 136 inspections with 14 left over for today Nov. 25. Dean Simmons is out of the office today. We may have inspections left over today, but will make occupied homes and concrete-related inspections a priority.

JCC Offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday of next week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The “Residential Construction Minimum Required Inspections” guide has been updated to include Building Final Environmental inspection info. This document can be found here.

Please note that all exterior penetrations thru air barriers must be completed before requesting an Air Barrier visual inspection.  All contractor requested inspections must be scheduled thru the internet Epermit system. 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. JCC 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. Plan for Single-Family Residence in a Subdivision.

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

*Plan Review

Karolee Towe, John Pope and Calvin Le will be reviewing plans today (Nov. 25).


We are currently reviewing residential permit applications submitted on: Oct. 19, 2015.


We are currently reviewing commercial permit applications submitted on: Oct. 16, 2015.

Contact: 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

2012 Code Changes


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