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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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Good Morning. Building Safety and Permits has 59 inspections with 15 leftover for today July 1. JCC offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Note that mandatory implementation of the 2012 VA Residential Codes will take effect July 14, 2015. There have been a number of changes between the 2009 and the 2012 code cycle. A few of the most significant changes can be found here. Building Safety & Permits has a job opening for a part-time Building Inspector. Go to for details.

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

*Plan Review

David Kent, Karolee Towe and Calvin Le will be in reviewing plans today (July 1).


We are currently reviewing residential permit applications submitted on: June 1, 2015.


We are currently reviewing commercial permit applications submitted on: May 21, 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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