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City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Permit Requirements

Find out whether a permit is required, what type of permit is needed, and what requirements are necessary for a building permit.

Permit Application Process

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.

Permit Application Fees

Determine what it will cost to submit a permit application, and what forms of payment are accepted.

Check Your Permit Status Online

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.

Inspection Schedule

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.

Permits Issued By Other City Departments

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.

301 King St., Suite 4200
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4200
Fax: 703.838.3880

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.