Permits and Inspections

Please direct questions to the Development Services Center at 757-664-6565.
Submit Building, Demo, Fire, Pool, Sign, Elevator permits to planreviewpermits@norfolk.gov
Online E-Permitting Portal - norfolkvapermits.force.com
Site plans and planning applications must be bundled together in a single PDF.


Starting the Permit Process


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  • Building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, elevator, and sign permits    
  • Residential and commercial plan review
  • Water and sewer taps
  • Business license zoning review    
  • Answers to additional zoning, right-of-way, and environmental services questions and more!

ePermits Information


What do I need to bring with me to now obtain a permit?

To apply for a permit, you will need:

  1. All pertinent plans and permit applications;
  2. Your contractor’s license;
  3. Your contractor authorization form that lists the people allowed to pull permits for your company; and
  4.  Contact email address for your company and authorized personnel.

The fee schedule can be found here.

How do I request inspections for my permit?


Inspections can be requested using the online portal, with a computer or smart device, at www.norfolk.gov/inspections. Additionally, a computer kiosk, located in the City Hall lobby, is available for the purpose of scheduling inspections. 

How do I get inspection results?

Inspection results are emailed to up to three registered email addresses, designated by the permit applicant.  

Who can I contact if I have any questions?


For questions, please call 757-664-6565 for assistance. Questions can also be sent to planning@norfolk.gov