Permits & Inspections Applications & Forms

Please direct questions to the Development Services Center at 757-664-6565.

As a part of our improved customer experience we have developed, all permits are applied for and fees paid online allowing our customers to interact with us 24/7/365 from anywhere with an internet connection.

We review and respond to all requests in the order in which they are received and will soon have the ability for customers to see the status of all requests online at any time. 

Building, Fire, Sign, Elevator permits, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Zoning permits are applied for and issued online using our E-Permit Portal at  You will need to submit a complete building permit application and forms as well as apply in the portal.  Please see the information needed on plans by project type below to assist with the requirements for plan review. 

Your permit submission is not completed until a completed application package including the building permit, forms, and plans are emailed to  Permit extensions can only be emailed to

Site plans and planning applications shall be combined into a single PDF and emailed to  

Additional Information

Elevator Program

Tax Abatement Plan Submittals