Maintenance Code Inspection Program

The Maintenance Code Inspection Program is aimed at the maintenance of existing buildings and structures, whether occupied or not. The enforcement of this program is under the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC). The VUSBC regulations facilitate the maintenance of existing buildings to ensure the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. The Maintenance Code Inspectors handle tenant and citizen complaints, unsafe condition, unsafe structures, abandoned structures and demolitions.

Most common violations found

  • Structures open and unsecured
  • Structural members rotted, deteriorated, and not able to support imposed loads
  • Deteriorated interior surfaces
  • Poor maintenance of accessory structures
  • Structures in need of painting
  • Roof leaks
  • Electrical problems
  • Plumbing problems
  • HVAC problems


  • Improves the community
  • Improves the housing stock
  • Protects neighborhood property values
  • Removes blighted structures