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Scope of Service
The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the inspection of building construction projects including: 
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating and cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Structural elements

Additional Responsibilities
Other responsibilities of the department include: 
  • Checking plans
  • Inspecting housing complaints
  • Inspecting wood stoves
  • Issuing building, remodeling, electrical, mechanical, and demolition permits
  • Issuing erosion and sediment control permits for Dickenson County and the Town of Clintwood
  • Issuing mobile home and modular home permits
  • Maintaining special inspection reports
  • Overseeing structure / moving permits

Our building jurisdictional areas consist of the entire County of Dickenson with the exception of the Town of Clintwood. If you are building within the jurisdiction of the Town of Clintwood you will need to contact the Town of Clintwood at (276) 926-8383.

Contact Us

Building Inspections
Chris Rakes
Building Inspector

818 Happy Valley Dr 
P.O. Box 733
Clintwood, VA 24228

Ph: (276) 926-1673
Fx: (276) 926-6227

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm