How can I request an inspection?

To schedule an inspection, you may call our inspection line 804-556-5815 or email us at 

If you call our inspection line, it will ask you to leave a voice message. Please speak slowly and clearly.

Please provide the following information:

Permit number is mandatory. Fail to provide this information and the inspection will not be scheduled.

Construction site street address.

Type of inspection requested. For commercial projects, be specific as to location (i.e. second floor, above ceiling, room #123)

Contact name and a phone number (including area code).

Inspections will be scheduled for the next workday provided they are received by 3:00 p.m. the previous business day. All requests received after 3:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the second business day.

We cannot schedule a time for your inspection. You may call after 9:00 a.m. the day of the inspection to obtain a window for when the inspection will take place. Staff will only provide an “AM” or “PM” time designation. Please do not ask for anything more specific.

For generator finals, homeowners or contractors must be onsite to start the generator. 

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1. When can I call for an inspection?
2. Can I request a partial inspection?
3. When will the inspector arrive?
4. When is an inspection necessary?
5. What does “approved” mean?
6. What does it mean if an inspection fails?
7. How do I reschedule an inspection?
8. How do I cancel an inspection?
9. What is a re-inspection fee?
10. Can I request a time for my inspection?
11. How can I request an inspection?