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Inspection Schedule




Monday, August 25, 2014



7:30- 9:30      165, 254, 350, 461, 652, 785


9:30-11:30       462, 625, 631, 688, 707, 733, 740


12:30- 2:30      33, 767


2:30 - 4:30      Not Available


If the above schedule has the incorrect day/date, please call 540-727-3405 and choose option 2 for a recorded message.  Thank you.


*Please note that the Inclement Weather Policy can be found on "How to Schedule An Inspection".


Building Inspection News
Thank you for visiting our website. On our home page, you will find information about our most recent changes. Please check back often as all updates are being posted immediately for public information and use.


Building codes have been around in some form for thousands of years. In 2000 B.C., the code of Hammurabi dictated that if a dwelling collapsed and caused the death of the owner, the builder would be put to death.


The Roman Empire instituted building codes after fatal building collapses, and a great fire that destroyed 15,000 buildings in 1666 led to the development of London’s early building codes.


In the United States, the great Chicago fire killed 250 people, destroyed 17,000 structures and left nearly 100,000 people homeless in 1871. Four years later, that city enacted a new building code and fire-prevention ordinance. As is often the case, building codes were the afterthought of tragedy rather than forethought for prevention. As cities grew and experienced their own disasters, building codes were developed based

on individual experiences more than scientific knowledge.


In 1905, the first nationally recognized U.S. building code was...

The Culpeper County Building Department has procedure changes going into effect Monday July 14, 2014. You can review our Residential Checklist and Master Plan Submittal requirements under Forms & Documents. Please check back frequently as all applications are currently being updated.

Thank you,

Building Department Staff

The 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Construction Code (USBC) is effective July 14, 2014. Applicants may choose to utilize the 2009 USBC for a one-year period after the effective date. The 2012 Virginia State publications are located here.

The final regulations for the 2012 Virginia code update process have been published in the April 7, 2014 Virginia Register. The publication of the regulations starts a 30-day final period, and any petitions for reconsideration, which may be filed, will be identified at the May meeting of the Board of Housing and Community Development. The effective date of the 2012 Virginia Codes will be July 14, 2014. Code sections under petition may be suspended as necessary until resolution. The regulations published in the Virginia Register can be found here. These regulations are the culmination of a two-year process, which included 12 work group meetings of a wide array of stakeholders from various organizations, industries and agencies participated. In addition to the...
Contact Information

Culpeper County Building Department - Lower Level

302 N. Main Street

Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 727-3405

(540) 727-3461 FAX


Monday – Friday-8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)



Building Official


Bob Orr


Office Manager:


Rebecca Haunold


Commercial Inspector & Commercial Trade Plan Review


Keith Kendall


Residential Inspector &

Plan Review


James Ratliff


Bruce Cornwall



Permit Technicians:


Candace Blaine


Terri Taylor




Green Building Resource Center:

302 N. Main St.

Culpeper, VA 22701

540-727-3444, ext. 395

Bruce Cornwall




Electronic Application Submittal










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