For more details on Inspection Scheduling - Automated Systems, see our handout: Guidelines to Using the Automated Plan Status & Inspection Scheduling Systems.
At various stages during construction, inspections must be performed by County staff to ensure the work has been done according to approved plans and building code requirements.
To access the Automated Systems, please visit the online ePortal at www.pwcgov.org/ePortal or call the Automated Phone System at 1-866-457-5280 to:
Both systems are available seven days a week, including holidays.
Inspections must be scheduled by 3 p.m. on the work day prior to the desired date of the inspection. When requesting information or scheduling inspections from the automated phone system, the system will 'speak' back to you and provide important information: the permit number, the site address, and the type of inspection. Please listen to this information carefully for verification.
Residential One- and Two-Family (IRC) Inspections for construction of new dwelling units, additions, alterations, and basement finishing using the IRC code are in the Combination Inspection Program. The inspection codes for combination concealment (198) and combination final (199) are under the Building heading.
To Schedule an Inspection
Please visit the online ePortal at www.pwcgov.org/ePortal or call the Automated Phone System at 1-866-457-5280 to schedule an inspection.
On the Automated Phone System press three (3) to schedule an inspection. When prompted, enter your 6 digit IVR Pin Number, and follow the instructions to enter the inspection code from the listing below. When requested, enter your telephone number.
To Cancel or Reschedule an Inspection
Please visit the online ePortal at www.pwcgov.org/ePortal or call the Automated Phone System at 1-866-457-5280 to cancel or reschedule an inspection.
You may use the automated system to cancel inspections until midnight on the workday prior to the scheduled inspection day. On the Automated Phone System, press four (4) to cancel or five (5) to reschedule the inspection and follow the instructions.
After 7:30 a.m. on the inspection day, you may cancel an inspection for that day by calling the Inspections Office at 703-792-7006. You must cancel the inspection by 8 a.m. to avoid paying a cancellation fee.
To Obtain Inspection Results
Please visit the online ePortal at www.pwcgov.org/ePortal or call the Automated Phone System at 1-866-457-5280 to obtain inspection results.
You can also use either of the automated systems to learn the results of an inspection. On the Automated Phone System, press two (2) to obtain inspection results. The system is designed so that you can obtain inspection results shortly after the inspection has occurred.
Note: All final inspections shall be approved before a certificate of use and occupancy will be issued. In addition to the above inspections, your project may require approval of one or more of the following areas prior to issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy.
1. Fire Marshal: All non-residential and some multi-family construction must be inspected by the Fire Marshal prior to occupancy. Call 703-792-6486 to schedule a pre-occupancy inspection or for more information.
2. Health Department: All occupancies using individual wells and/or septic systems AND food service establishments must have Health Department approval prior to occupancy. Call 703-792-6310 for further information.
3. Service Authority: All occupancies using public water and sewer must have work completed and obtain Service Authority, Virginia American Water or Dale Service Corporation approval before receiving a certificate for use and occupancy. Call the Service Authority at 703-335-7930 for inspections or for more information. The Dale Service Corporation may be reached at 703-590-4495. Contact Virginia American Water at 703-491-2136.
4. Site Inspection: A certificate of use and occupancy will not be issued until all site work has been completed. The inspection will ensure the work conforms to the approved site or subdivision plan. For more information call 703-792-7070.
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DIVISION COMMERCIAL INSPECTION CODES
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DIVISION RESIDENTIAL INSPECTION CODES
FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE INSPECTION CODES