Building Services Division

The Department of Community Planning and Building will be closed to the public each Thursday from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm for new systems implementation. We look forward to sharing our new agile innovation with you in the near future!


The general function of the Building Services Division of the Community Planning & Building Department is to administer the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Property Maintenance Code, and associated laws of the Commonwealth and the City of Fredericksburg. Building Services performs building and plan review, construction inspections, property maintenance inspections, and site inspections in the city. Each year Building Services issues approximately 1,800 construction permits and conducts over 10,000 building and site inspections.


Our mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and general welfare of the public and to protect life and property from all hazards incident to building design, construction, maintenance, use, repair, removal, or demolition in a courteous, responsive, and professional manner.