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Upon installation of the fire protection or hazardous materials system (See Fire Permit for list of systems) (note: pre-final hydro / air test and visual inspection required prior to covering aboveground or underground sprinkler piping and underground hazmat piping and tanks)
Also, Fire Inspection is required for most buildings for issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy
(See Permit Application for Systems that require a permit prior to installation)
Submit 3 sets of plans with Fire Permit application to Fire Prevention for review and approval. Pick up the approved package from Fire Prevention when notified and pay for and obtain a permit from Development and Permits
Must submit the complete Special Inspections to the Plan Examiner:
Statement of Special Inspections Form
Special Inspections Guidelines & Procedures
The City will make every effort to provide inspections on your requested date. However, please be aware the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code allows two working days from the date of request to perform the inspection.
You can request your inspections by phone or online.
Please provide the below information when requesting inspections:
All requested inspections should be directed to and processed by the City's Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY (2489). You may also submit your inspection request online via the City of Chesapeake Customer Contact Center or online via eBuild.
Next-business-day inspection requests by phone must be received by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any requests after 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be scheduled for Tuesday.