Building Inspections


The Office of Building Inspections is a division of the Department of Planning and Community Development.


  • Ensure Dinwiddie County has safe buildings in which to live and work through enforcement of all applicable codes.
  • Follow up and resolve complaints from citizens regarding possible safety issues
  • Identify vacant or derelict structures and work with the property owners to bring them into compliance.
  • Provide education to the public regarding construction safety and code requirements

Construction Regulation

The Building Inspections department regulates construction by enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. This protects citizens from unsafe structures through a review and inspection of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural systems.

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Adjusted Policy During COVID-19

Building Inspections & Planning Department