Building Inspections

Building Inspections is responsible for the enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.  This is done through the issuance of building permits and conducting the required inspections during the construction process.  Enforcement of the USBC ensures that the minimum standards required for the construction of structures is met in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Required Inspections

A minimum advance notice of 24 hours is required for all inspections. The permit holder shall assure the following inspections are conducted and approved by the building inspector. Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 113.3 required inspections:

  • Inspection of footing excavations and reinforcement material for concrete footings prior to the placement of concrete.
  • Inspection of foundation systems during phases of construction necessary to assure compliance with this code.
  • Inspection of preparatory work prior to the placement of concrete.
  • Inspection of structural members and fasteners prior to concealment.
  • Inspection of electrical, mechanical and plumbing materials and systems prior to concealment.
  • Inspection of energy conservation material prior to concealment.

Building Inspections

  1. Jason Inman

  2. Community Development

    Physical Address
    53 N Main Street
    Chatham, VA 24531

    Phone: 434-432-7750
    Fax: 434-432-7919

    Building Inspections: 434-432-7755
    Zoning: 434-432-7750

    Email Building Inspections
    Email Zoning

    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Important Note

A copy of the operational permit issued by the Pittsylvania County Health Department must be provided to the Pittsylvania County Building Inspections Office by the contractor / owner before a certificate of occupancy can be issued.

Required Inspections for Mobile Homes

  • Double-wide mobile home - Footing before pouring.
  • Single-wide and Double-wide - Blocking, anchoring, sewer, water, and electric inspections must be done before skirting. Decks must be installed before Temporary Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
  • Footing for masonry foundation
  • Skirting inspection must be made within 60 days of issuance of Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

Completion Statements

Well and septic completion statements (PDF) must be turned in to the Pittsylvania County Health Department before the Certificate of Occupancy may be issued.

Power Connection

Any reinspection fees must be paid before the power company will be notified of approval to connect power.