Department of Permits & Inspections
City Hall Building
801 Crawford St, 4th floor
Portsmouth, VA. 23704
Emergency after hours assistance please call
Department of Permits &
report a concern please call (757) 393-8522
You can help in our investigation of your
Reporting to staff the
correct address where the problem is located.
The exact address is most helpful.
Clearly state the problem.
Remember we cannot see the problem you see while
on the phone. Please be as specific as possible with your description of your concern.
Sometimes other agencies or
departments are responsible for investigating
your concern. We will advise you of the
department's phone number and a contact name if
possible. You can then speak directly with that
Environmental Inspections Division
investigates the following:
- Property maintenance
- High Weeds
- Inoperative motor vehicles
- Failure to obtain a rental
- Condemned structures
- Damage Assessment
- Open/ vacant buildings