Our front office staff has requested that all calls made by contractors for the purpose of scheduling an inspection must have the correct permit number available.
Items of information discussed at a recent inspections staff meeting for your use:
Our IVR phone based inspection scheduling system is not working consistently and will be phased out soon. All contractors and permit holders wishing to call in an inspection should call our office at 757-253-6620 to receive a Customer ID and a password number (available when a permit is issued) and refer to the building safety and permits web page for instructions under “NEW – e-permit website” Inspections may be scheduled online as well as viewing results.
NOTE: When scheduling inspections on the new e-permit website please remember the following:
Please see the table In the International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC Table 402.4.2) “Air Barrier and Insulation Inspection Component Criteria” to familiarize yourself with what we are looking for on a visual inspection on a residence when no blower door test is being done. Remember that Air Leakage (Section 402.4) is a mandatory compliance section and must be done whether or not there is a visual inspection called for. The IECC may be found online at http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/Free_Resources/Virginia2009/09Virginia_main.html. This table is applicable to all new homes and additions built under the 2009 Uniform Statewide Building Code. Inspection requirements are found on the Building Safety and Permits web page under “Forms” entitled “Minimum Required Inspections” at the following link http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/government/forms/code-comp.html
Please remember when scheduling an air barrier inspection that you must consult the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the air barrier you are using as well as the flashing details for your windows. It would expedite inspections if this information was available on the jobsite.
Contact: Wayne Ricker or David Wolfe Kent
Ernie Gabler, Charles Nyberg and Shaina Abney will be reviewing plans today (May 17)
We are currently reviewing residential permit applications submitted on:
We are currently reviewing commercial permit applications submitted on:
Please note that the effective date of the 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) was March 1, 2011.