Inspections must be scheduled the business day before you would like the inspector to visit and between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm. Inspections are done during two time blocks: AM= 8:00am-12:00pm and PM= 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The following information is required to schedule an inspections:
Type of Inspection
Contact telephone number
General Inspection Rules and Requirements:
Inspection requests can only be scheduled by the permit holder
Written permission must be on file with our office to allow general contractors to schedule inspections for their subs
Inspection cancelations must be received no later that 9:00am
A reinspection fee of $72 will be due if the schedule inspection does not meet code requirements or for failure to properly cancel your inspection
Approved plans shall remain on site at all times
The inspector will only visit a job site once a day
A certificate of occupancy will be issued for commercial work, or a new residential dwelling once the building final has been approved.
After hours inspection can be requested. Inspection requests must be submitted in writing at least three days before the inspection. Requires must include date and time of inspection, location, contact information,onsite representative, and duration of inspection. Please contact our office the day prior to the inspection to confirm time and to obtain the inspectors contract information. After hours inspections are scheduled at a rate of $100 per hour with a four hour minimum.
BI Trade Permits
How is the permit fee calculated?
All trade permits start at the base fee of $85.00 with a 2% levy fee. The price of each permit may increase depending on the equipment you are adding, or the estimated cost. To calculate the cost of a permit please click on our fee schedule.
Please note: Electrical includes fire alarm and low voltage; gas work goes on a plumbing permit
How do I submit a revision to my approved plans?
Plan revisions are charged $40.00 per sheet not to exceed $300.00. To submit a permit revision three copies of the revised plan must be submitted with a completed Revision Form. Revisions can take 5-10 business days.
What does the term "trade permits" include?
The term "trade permits" includes electrical, mechanical, plumbing, sprinkler, and fire alarm permits. A sperate application is required for each discipline.
Are there special requirements for fire alarm and sprinkler work?
Fire alarm and commercial locks fall under the electrical category. Approved fire marshal drawings and specs will need to be completed with the electrical permit application and an owner's affidavit or current virginia state contractors license.