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Department of Permits & Inspections
City Hall Building
801 Crawford St, 4th floor
Portsmouth, VA. 23704
(757) 393-8531
Emergency after hours assistance please call
(757) 393-5300


 

Department of Permits & Inspections
Rental Inspection Ordinance & Rental Inspection Districts

The City of Portsmouth has adopted a new Rental Inspection Program applicable to Rental dwelling units located in rental inspection districts. The new program became effective July 1, 2005.

New Rental Program Highlights:

  • Rental Inspections are annual

  • Exemptions can be approved for 4-years*

  • Initial inspection $40

  • Re-inspection no cost for the 1st and $40 for each subsequent re-inspection until violations have been corrected.

  • Only 10% of multi-family dwellings will be inspected *

Areas outside rental inspection districts will not be required to get a rental inspection unless we observe or receive 3 valid complaints on any of these properties within a calendar year.

Click here to view the map, which may be zoomed in on, of Rental Inspection District 1.
Click here to view the map, which may be zoomed in on, of Rental Inspection District 2.
Click here to view the map, which may be zoomed in on, of Rental Inspection District 3.

Click here to view the low resolution map of  all of The Rental Inspection Districts.

Click here for the Rental Inspection District Map and Rental Property Identification Form. Please complete the form and fax it back with the appropriate signature(s) to Angela Valentine 757-393-5108 or you may mail it to:

Department of Permits & Inspections
4th Floor
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

If your property is not located within the rental inspection districts and you have an escrow account with us, submit a request in writing to Angela Valentine for a refund of unused funds.

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