5. Construction and Inspection

Step 5 of the development review process is the inspection process. For all the steps, visit the Development Process Overview.



With a permit in hand, construction is permitted to proceed.  It is the permit holders' responsibility to contact the county when stages of construction are reached that require an inspection.

Before you begin excavating for your project, you must first contact Miss Utility at va811.com or by dialing 811, TTY 711.  Miss Utility is a free service that marks underground utilities.


Inspections are required by different county agencies. Choose an inspection type below to learn more.

Inspection Scheduling

Staff is Available for Assistance

  • Zoning Permits (Plats, Permit Review, Occupancy, Home Occupations) 703-222-1082, TTY 711
  • Zoning Administration (Zoning & Noise Ordinance Questions, Appeals, Signs) 703-324-1314, TTY 711
  • Zoning Evaluation (Zoning Applications, Staff Reports) 703-324-1290, TTY 711
  • Planning Division (Comprehensive Plan) 703-324-1380, TTY 711
  • Site and Subdivision Plans 703-324-2268, TTY 711
  • Building Permits 703-222-0801, TTY 711
  • Planner of the Day
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