Where To Apply

Please contact staff at 757-393-8531 for any questions


All Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits can be obtain at the Department of Permits and Inspections Counter 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 open lot on the left side of the building.

Permits and Inspection 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 that we currently accept.

Required Items for Submitting a Permit

To help make certain sufficient material is submitted for a permit the following list is provided:
  • Two copies of plans and complete construction details
  • Two copies of the Site plan or survey of the property
  • Certificates of appropriateness from review committees in Historic Districts or Downtown Design Districts.

Design Review Districts

There are design review districts in Olde Towne, Port Norfolk, Truxtun, Cradock, Park View and the Downtown area that require review and approval of all exterior modifications by the appropriate reviewing authority. Please contact the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for further information.

Contact Us

Other City Departments may have to approve your plans before a permit can be issued. If you have any questions please contact staff at 757-393-8531.