Community Development Department

  1. New Online Permits & Inspections Center

    Hampton’s new Online Permit & Inspections Center lets you go online to apply for permits, request inspections, check the status of your inspection request and pay associated fees - 24 hours a day.

  2. Construction Inspections

    Performs building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical inspections of new construction, alterations, additions, and renovations to ensure compliance with the Virginia Building Code, Virginia Residential Code, Virginia Plumbing Code, Virginia Mechanical Code, Virginia Fuel Gas Code, and the National Electrical Code.

  3. Development Services Center (Permits)

    Reviews all construction plans, subdivision plans, and site plans to ensure they meet adopted local, state, or federal standards, and issues building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits. Processes Chesapeake Bay Preservation District applications. The Development Services Center, located on the 3rd floor of City Hall, is closed on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  4. Housing & Neighborhood Services

    Works to maximize the effectiveness of the city’s investment in neighborhoods and to increase the alignment of citizens, neighborhood based organizations, commissions, and City staff around the vision and strategies for neighborhoods. Core services and priorities include housing reinvestment, federal grant administration, community engagement, and facilitation.

  5. Planning & Zoning Administration

    Provides the Community Plan and strategic master plans to guide future development of the community. Provides administration of the zoning ordinance, the comprehensive plan, strategic plans, and other policies through evaluation of land use applications and supports the Planning Commission, City Council, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Wetlands Board for consistency with adopted land use and environmental policies.

  6. Property Maintenance & Zoning Enforcement

    Performs proactive inspections and responds to complaints regarding existing structures, both residential and commercial, to ensure compliance with the City of Hampton Zoning Ordinance.

  7. Support Services

    Provides data collection and analysis, records management, administrative and clerical support, and support and leadership for department technology to the Director, Deputy Director, and the other divisions of the Community Development Department.