- Yard/Pool Safety
- Pool and Spa Safety
- Alarm Safety
- Electricity Safety Tips
- Disaster Safety
- Gas Appliance Safety
- Fire Safety and Awareness
Building Inspections Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office Phone Number: (540) 261-8635,
Office Staff is only available by phone or text on Fridays at (540) 784-8878, or by email
When is a Building Permit Required?
* See VUSBC Section 108.2 for a list of exemptions (i.e. construction activities) that do not require a building permit.
Helpful Links and Resources
Residential Rental Inspection Program
Residential rental, including apartments and detached houses, is an important part of the City’s housing. In addition to land use regulations that apply to all buildings, the City has established a Rental Inspection Program to ensure minimum health and safety conditions in residential rental units in some parts of the city.