To schedule a Residential Trade Inspection while awaiting permit issuance:
LDS has implemented a temporary method for requesting Residential Trade Inspections outside of PLUS. If you are seeking an inspection, please email the request and include the following:
- Permit application number
- Project address
- Requested Inspection Date
- Requested Inspection Type
- Requestors contact information (name, phone number, email)
- Requestor Comments to inspector
Building and trade (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) inspections are required by state law to ensure new construction complies with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
It is the permit holders' responsibility to schedule inspections. Having inspections at various stages throughout construction allows you to feel secure knowing your project is safe and done to code.
All transactions related to inspections are now completed in the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS).
Schedule, Change or Cancel an Inspection in PLUS
All inspection notifications will be sent to the applicant and the onsite contact(s). They will receive an email the morning of, identifying the two hour window of arrival, inspectors name and phone number. They will also be sent the inspection results after the inspection has been conducted. Note: Inspectors cannot take a call while driving or during an inspection, so please leave a message and your inspector will call you back.
If the inspection is scheduled without the work being complete, it could result in a reinspection fee.
Watch Video for Instructions on Scheduling an Inspection in PLUS: