Building Inspections

Due to the pandemic, at this time we will be accepting photos and videos for inspections at the discretion of the building official. Please submit inspection documentation to with the address in the subject line.  We want construction to continue as normal as possible during this trying time. Please note: Permits will be processed within 2 weeks, and inspections within 48 hours. 

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.