Building Inspections

Due to the closing of City Hall, at this time we will be accepting photos and videos for inspections at the discretion of the building official. Please submit inspection documentation to and call 804-520-9297 to confirm receipt. We are not accepting faxes at this time. We want construction to continue as normal as possible during this trying time.

About the Office of Building Inspections

The Office of Building Inspections is a division of the Department of Planning and Community Development. Our office is located at City Hall, 201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.


The goal of Building Inspections is to protect the health, safety, and property of the City of Colonial Heights residents and businesses by enforcing the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code in an efficient manner.

Construction Regulation

The Building Inspections department regulates construction by enforcing the Uniform Statewide Building Code. For the citizens of the City, this activity protects them from unsafe structures through a review and inspection of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural systems.