City of Alexandria, VA
Department of Code Administration
The Department of Code Administration works in concert with customers (residents, tenants, business owners, building owners, architects, engineers, builders, tradesmen, contractors, and developers) as part of the safe building team. Our objective is to assist customers with compliance related to Virginia’s Uniform Statewide Building and Maintenance Codes (USBC), and the City Code nuisance and development provisions. This is accomplished through plan review; timely and consistent inspections, and education regarding the requirements of the code. Learn about our our values, commitment and goals - ONE TEAM, ONE CITY - OUR CITY
Online Permit Application Program: Currently accepting applications for Building Permits, Sign Permits, Trade Permits (Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing) and Fire Protection System permits. Additional permit types will be added to this program in the near future.
Notice: Permit Center Hours Are Changing
Beginning November 5, 2012, The Alexandria Permit Center will close the first Monday of every month at 2pm for staff training sessions, meetings, and inter-departmental permitting coordination. The time will ultimately allow staff to improve customer services that are provided. All customers are encouraged to submit online applications at: permits.alexandriava.gov.
Find out how the department is structured, and determine what services are provided by different units. Learn how these units work together to provide services related to development review, permits, inspections, code violations, and nuisance complaints.
The Multi-Agency Permit Center processes construction permits, certificates of occupancy, elevator certificates, fire prevention permits, maintenance and nuisance complaints; manages permit, inspection and violation records; and fulfills information and records requests. Learn about the permit process, review policies and procedures, get updates on the daily inspection schedule, and obtain applications, forms, and fee schedules.
If you’re a contractor who regularly visits the Department of Code Administration to conduct business, please visit our Contractor Information for the latest news, information, training opportunities and updates exclusively for you!
If you plan to hire a contractor to work on your property, get tips on how to select the right contractor, find out what permits and inspections the contractor is required to obtain for the work that is being done, and determine what policies and procedures must be followed.
Learn about opportunities for businesses and property-owners planning operations within Alexandria’s Enterprise zone, get assistance from the Small Business Development Center, and find out how to obtain permits and inspections that are necessary to open and operate a small business in Alexandria.
Receive the latest news from the department’s online newsletter, The Code Connection. Obtain updates on new programs, initiatives, and changes that affect the department, permit processes and inspections. You can also subscribe to the City’s eNews group to receive regular news updates from Code Administration.
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