City of Alexandria, VA
Page updated Oct 10 2014 8:09 a.m.
Find out whether a permit is required, what type of permit is needed, and what requirements are necessary for a building permit.
To apply for a permit, you can submit your application in person, or if you’re seeking a sign, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permit, you can submit it online.
Determine what it will cost to submit a permit application, and what forms of payment are accepted.
To check on the status of a permit application or inspection, make sure you have the project address or permit number available, and you can look up the plan review status and inspection history online.
You can check the Daily Inspection Viewer and Daily Update pages to learn about daily scheduled inspections and related updates. To schedule an inspection, call ACCESS-automated inspection schedule at 703.838.4900. When calling, please select the appropriate ACCESS Inspection Code for your requested inspection. If ACCESS is unavailable, please call 703.746.4200 for assistance during regular business hours.
Some City permits are not issued by the Department of Code Administration. Check here to view the list of permits that are required by other departments, and download information about how to obtain them.