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Inspections are still being performed on site, we ask that anyone on an inspection site stay a minimum 6 feet away from County staff per the CDC recommendations. Please check back frequently as this may change. If community spread of the COVID-19 virus takes place here in Powhatan, we will likely limit inspections to unoccupied new sites only and not any occupied structure.
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Carriage bolts are allowed for the majority of uses if they are of the appropriate size and coating, and have carriage bolt washers under the head of the bolt. However, we cannot accept them when they are the only support method for a structural member unless approved by an engineer.
Inspectors try to perform final inspections for dwelling units in the early mornings when possible. This helps to keep mud down inside of new homes while performing the required inspections. Floor coverings such as craft paper or plastic are recommended and are what we typically see on a final inspection. Due to safety reasons, our inspectors cannot take their shoes off or wear any protective shoe coverings as these could create a slip hazard for our staff. Please have the flooring covered properly throughout the dwelling unit or plan inspections once the ground is in a moisture free state. Thank you for working with us to make sure everyone remains safe on each job site.
Our current plan review times are 8 business days for residential permits and 21 days for commercial permits. Please make sure a valid email address is on your permit application in order for you to receive a list of anything noted on plan review.
We appreciate your patience and working with us while your permit is under review.
Monday through Friday (8:30 am to 5 pm)
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