Codes Compliance

The primary mission of the Newport News Department of Codes Compliance is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the public through the administration and uniform enforcement of laws and regulations related to land use, building construction and property maintenance. The department's mission is accomplished through the following divisions:

Construction Trades
  • Plans Exam
  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
Code Enforcement
  • Property Maintenance
  • Zoning
These divisions consist of over 20 inspectors who enforce laws and regulations set forth by the various federal, state and local agencies, including: