UPDATED July 7, 2020:

Codes Compliance

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In concert with the Governor of Virginia, the City of Williamsburg has announced the Forward Williamsburg Reopening Plan - Phase 3 with the opening of all public buildings.  As all of our services remain available online or by alternative means we are strongly encouraging all customers to conduct business either online or by phone, to help maintain a safe distance as well as to allow our staff to be in the office on alternating shifts.  Please feel free to contact us by phone or email at 757-220-6136 or  We will return your call or email ASAP.

If you must come into the office, you will need to check in, with mandatory masks and temperature screenings.  Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns at 757-220-6135 or


Matt Westheimer, MCP, CBO

Chief Building Official



Dori Patterson:              757-220-6134

Lauri Springsteen:         757-220-6175

David Jones:                   757-220-6137

John Street:                    757-220-6138

Matt Westheimer:        757-220-6135




Our office is staffed from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday โ€“ Friday.
Inspectors are available for code or inspection related questions from 8:00 โ€“ 9:00 AM and again from 3:30 โ€“ 4:30 PM Monday - Friday.

Matt Westheimer, Deputy Director of Planning and Codes Compliance


Dori Patterson, Permit Technician


David Jones, Combination Inspector II


John Street, Combination Inspector I


Lauri Springsteen, Residential Building Inspector


Inspection requests can be made 24 hours a day by calling our Recorded Inspection Request line at 757-220-6136 and Select Option #1 - View Recorded Line Instructions


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