Where To Apply

Please contact the Building Division staff at 757.393.8531 for further information.


All Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits may be obtained at the Department of Permits and Inspections Counter on the fourth floor of the City Hall Building. The City Hall Building is located at 801 Crawford Parkway. Metered parking is available under the building or in the surface lot on the left side of the building.

Permits and Inspections is open for business Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All recognized state and national holidays are observed.

Payment Methods

Cash, check, and credit cards are the only methods of payment currently accepted.

Required Items for Submitting Permit Application

Please submit the following to ensure that sufficient material is submitted relative to permit application:
  • One application permit application, thoroughly and accurately completed, signed, and dated.
  • Two sets of construction documents with complete construction information and details.
  • Two copies of the site plan or property plat/survey.
  • Certificates of appropriateness from applicable review committees in Historic Districts or Design Districts.

Design Review Districts

Design review districts in Olde Towne, Downtown, Park View, Port Norfolk, Cradock, and Truxtun require review and approval of all exterior alteration by the appropriate reviewing authority.
Please contact the Planning Department at 757.393.8836 for further information.

Contact Us

Other City Departments may require review and approval of proposed projects prior to permit approval and issuance. Please contact the Building Division at 757.393.8531 for further information.