Who should I call to request an inspection?

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.

Process for Requesting Inspections

You may request inspections by telephone or online via our eBUILD site.

All phone-in inspection requests should be directed to 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. Online submittals may be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may request a next-business-day inspection by phone, or online up to 11:59 a.m. the previous day.

Instructions for Requesting an Inspection

  • Request by phone: Please call 757-382-CITY (2489) to request an inspection.
  • Request online: eBUILD.

Request by Phone

All inspections by phone should be directed to the City's Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY (2489). Operator on duty - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Callers must be prepared to provide specific required information when requesting an inspection.

  • Permit Number
  • Property Address
  • Type of Inspections - Required Steps (PDF)
  • Contractor's Name
  • Phone Number
  • Requestor Name
  • A copy of the approved plans and any engineering (if applicable) as well as the approved site plan are required to be on-site for inspection. The minimum size required is 18 feet by 24 feet for additions, houses or larger projects, small sheds, decks, or other minor work may use 8.5 feet by 11 feet as long as the details are sufficiently legible. Plans are downloadable from your permit record in eBUILD.

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1. How do I know when to call for an inspection?
2. Who should I call to request an inspection?
3. How do I know if my inspection was approved?
4. When can I move in to my new home?
5. What can I do if my inspections are not finalized and I must move in?