Inspections must be scheduled the business day before you would like the inspector to visit and between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm. Inspections are done during two time blocks: AM= 8:00am-12:00pm and PM= 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The following information is required to schedule an inspections:
Type of Inspection
Contact telephone number
General Inspection Rules and Requirements:
Inspection requests can only be scheduled by the permit holder
Written permission must be on file with our office to allow general contractors to schedule inspections for their subs
Inspection cancelations must be received no later that 9:00am
A reinspection fee of $72 will be due if the schedule inspection does not meet code requirements or for failure to properly cancel your inspection
Approved plans shall remain on site at all times
The inspector will only visit a job site once a day
A certificate of occupancy will be issued for commercial work, or a new residential dwelling once the building final has been approved.
After hours inspection can be requested. Inspection requests must be submitted in writing at least three days before the inspection. Requires must include date and time of inspection, location, contact information,onsite representative, and duration of inspection. Please contact our office the day prior to the inspection to confirm time and to obtain the inspectors contract information. After hours inspections are scheduled at a rate of $100 per hour with a four hour minimum.
BI Residential Interior
How do I apply for a permit?
To apply for a building permit you will need to submit three copies of a drawing. Drawings should include any plumbing, electrical, and/or mechanical work that will be done. Finished basement drawings will need to have all rooms and means of egress clearly labeled . With the drawings the following forms need to be completed:
If you have submittal (that are not revisions) for the plan reviewer once the permit has been issued, please use the submittal form and attach to the documents you are submitting
What interior work requires a permit?
Most interior residential construction requires a building permit. Below are some examples. If the construction you are planning is not listed, please call our office at 703-435-6850 or email us at email@example.com to find out if a permit is required for your construction.
The minimum permit fee for interior alterations is $85.00. Additional charges are calculated by multiplying the estimated construction cost by 2.42%. All permits are also charged a 2% levy fee required by the State. Fee's are collected once the permit has been approved.
Are there special requirements for installing a wet bar?
Any basement finish that includes the addition of a wet bar will need to contact the Zoning department to receive approval prior to applying for a building permit. The Zoning Department can be reached at 703-787-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org