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The Department of Code Administration works in concert with customers (residents, tenants, business owners, building owners, architects, engineers, builders, tradesmen, contractors, and developers) as part of the safe building team.

Page updated on Apr 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM

About the Department

BSM ThumbnailWelcome to the Alexandria Department of Code Administration, where we work work in concert with other City agencies and our customers (residents, tenants, business owners, building owners, architects, engineers, builders, tradesmen, contractors, and developers) as part of the safe building team. Our objective is to assist customers with compliance related to Virginia's Uniform Statewide Building and Maintenance Codes (USBC), and the City Code nuisance and development provisions. This is accomplished through permit processing, plan review; timely and consistent inspections, and education regarding the requirements of the referenced codes.  The department contains the five divisions of Permit Center, Property Maintenance Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Plan Review Services, and Administrative Services. 

Building Safety Month May 4 Kick-Off Event

Join the City of Alexandria for the Sixth Annual Building Safety Month Kick-Off Event on May 4, in Market Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Building Safety Month celebrates the best practices that keep places where we live, work and play safe. This free event will include vendors from the local building community, exhibits from multiple City departments, food, and fun! 


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