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Community Development Codes Corner

Beth Lewis, AICP Community Development
(757) 653-3011
Lee D. Copeland CBO, CBCO
Building Official
(757) 653-3011

The Dept. of Community Development
 (Building Inspections & Permits Office)
 has relocated to 207 W. Second Ave, Franklin, VA
(757) 562-8580
Codes Corner - Questions and Answers



  1. No – however there are some zoning requirements and as such you should call (757) 653-3011 for information.
  2. A Class "C” Contractor must not contract or perform work form more that $7500.00 per job and must have a trade listed on the license, building, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC.
  3. If you own the home and live in it you can replace the water heater without having a contractor.
  4. No more than five (5) dogs.
Virginia Building and Code Officials Association

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