Neighborhood Services

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Code Compliance Division to provide prompt assistance to the public, contractors, and homeowners ensuring that the minimum standards required for the construction of buildings and structures are being observed in order to help protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and visitors of Petersburg.



The Code Compliance Division is responsible for the issuance of all construction related permits and the enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and its related laws and ordinances as mandated by state and local regulations. We are charged with determining permit applicant qualifications, review of construction documents, issue permits, and perform inspections for compliance with USBC standards and local ordinances, as well as other related activity, as set forth in the Code of Virginia. The office has inspectors for each of the technical trades to assist contractors and building owners in their related fields.