Permits & Inspections

Our office will be closed to the public on Friday, August 16, at 1:00 for the relocation to our new space at 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500 which will open to the public on Monday, August 26, at 8:00. Most online permits will be accepted, processed, and most inspections can be scheduled - Third party inspections will also be accepted during this time. ​​​​​​The mission of the Permits and Inspections Division is to administer the Uniform Statewide Building Code and associated laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Virginia Beach in a courteous, responsive, and professional manner in order to contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

​*​ Online Permitting Search Directions

In October 2011 Permits & Inspections Introduced a new Enhanced Automated Permitting System named ACCELA.  This system enables customers to obtain permits over the Internet, schedule their inspections and view the results.  ACCELA also allows Permits and Inspections to accept most major credit cards (Mastercard, American​ Express, and Discover).  In order to use these features you must first Register for an Account.  Then you can Schedule an Inspection Online.  The system is available 24/7.