UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Rental Inspection Program

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Rental Inspection Program

The City of Williamsburg has implemented a Rental Property Inspection Program that requires interior and exterior inspections of certain rental units. The program requires rental properties in four established districts to be inspected when a unit is first offered for rent and every four years after the initial inspection. The program has been set up in areas that have exhibited the highest number of complaints and/or code violations, the highest number of known rental units, and in areas that have some of the oldest city housing that require additional maintenance attention.

Occupants or property owners may request an inspection at any time whether property is located in or out of one of the established districts. If you want to get information about the city property conservation efforts and the latest on the Rental Inspection program, you can contact the Codes Compliance Division at (757) 220-6136 or visit our office at 401 Lafayette Street. You can also obtain background information and the latest on the Rental Inspection Program by visiting the links below.

City Ordinance - #04-20 (PDF)
Rental Property Notification Form (PDF)
Rental Property Inspection Process (PDF)
Housing Conservation District (PDF)
Housing Conservation Districts Map (PDF)
Program Questions & Answers (PDF)
Rental Inspection Checklist (PDF)


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