Building Regulation

Mandatory Code Change Training

The Commonwealth of Virginia has mandated that inspectors, plans examiner and building official attend training regarding changes to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. 

The training will impact the inspection and plan review process for three (3) days in August and three (3) days in September, therefore, please plan accordingly.  The following are the days and the personnel involved.

Date  Details
Tuesday, August 28 Building Inspectors will NOT be available for inspections. Building Code Official will NOT be available. 
Wednesday, August 29 One Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector will only be available for inspections. Two Plans Examiners and Building Code Official will NOT be available. 
Thursday, August 30 One Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector will only be available for inspections. 
Wednesday, September 12 Two Plans Examiners, One Building Inspector will NOT be available for inspections or building plan review. 
Thursday, September 13 One Plans Examiner, one Plumbing/Mechanical and one Electrical Inspector will NOT be available for inspections and/or building plan review.
Friday, September 14 Two Plans Examiners, one Electrical and One Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector will NOT be available for inspections and plan review. 

Responsibility


The Division of Building Regulation is responsible for monitoring all types of building construction in the county to ensure that it meets minimum code requirements and the expectations of occupants for structural integrity, workmanship and safety.

Objectives


The Division of Building Regulation objectives are:
  • To conduct inspections on all buildings under construction and buildings hazardous to the public within the jurisdiction.
  • To coordinate and consult with Public Safety Officials, Health Department and State Building Code Officials.
  • To coordinate with Virginia Power and Virginia Natural Gas on all power and gas installations.
  • To enforce the County building regulations and related codes.
  • To prepare monthly and yearly reports on all building activities.
  • To provide assistance to other departments, agencies and commissions.
  • To provide comments and code requirements to builders, developers and citizens of the County.
  • To provide expert testimony for litigation.
  • To provide guidance and administrative support to the Building Code Appeals Board.
  • To receive and review residential and commercial building plans for structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical requirements.
  • To receive fees and process receipts from permit activities.
Other initiatives include training of sub-contractors who are not members of the Peninsula Home Builders Association and to meet with the Builders Association on a quarterly basis.