Building Inspections


Name Title
Todd W. Sutphin Building Official
Chris Williams Combination Inspector
Troy Loving Combination Inspector



To ensure the safety to life and property from all hazards subject to structure design, construction, occupancy, repair, removal or demolition. (Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, USBC)

Post construction:

To safeguard the health, property and public welfare by controlling the design location, use or occupancy of all buildings and structures through the regulated and orderly development of land and land uses within the City of Salem. (International Zoning Code, City of Salem Code type "zoning" in the search box at the top of the page to find the Zoning Ordinance).

Current Codes:

2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Codes 2012 Virginia Construction Code 2012 Virginia Residential Code 2012 Virginia Rehabilitation Code 2012 VirginiaPlumbing Code 2012 Virginia Mechanical Code 2012 VirginiaEnergy Conservation Code 2011 National Electrical Code 2012 Virginia Fuel Gas Code

These codes may be purchased at the International Code Council website. You can also find the code at the library.

NOTE: Contractors must have a valid business license in order to obtain a permit.  Please visit the City of Salem Commission of the Revenue site for business license requirements or call (540) 375-3019.


PH: (540) 375-3032
FAX: (540) 375-4042

Building Official

PH: (540) 375-3036
FAX: (540) 375-4042

Inspection Requests

PH: (540) 375-3037


21 S. Bruffey Street
Salem, VA 24153




8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday


8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

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