News Regarding EnerGov and Permits Web Inquiry Function
1. To make it easier for everyone to check on the status of their plan submittal, permit status, or schedule of inspections we have reactivated “Permits Web Inquiry”
on the Department’s web page. You can find it
Please feel free to go there and use it. It may look a bit different than the old page, but we hope you’ll find it an easy-to-use tool that will
answer some of your questions. Just like the former page you’ll be able to search the status of plans, permits, property maintenance cases, and inspections scheduled for that day.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to bringing you the full online plan submission, plan review, permitting and inspection scheduling
system as soon as we possibly can.
2. We are ONLY accepting plan submittals on thumb drives or CDs. We are no longer accepting paper plan submissions.
Please bring your plans to us on a thumb drive when you come in to apply for a permit and we’ll
upload it onto our system. Doing so will save you time, money, and provide for enhanced plan review.
Planning and Development Review guides building and development in the city of Richmond. The
department oversees building and trades permitting and inspections, compliance with the property
maintenance code, current and long-range planning, enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and
In the facilitation of these duties, the department supports a number of boards and commissions.
Major Departmental Initiatives
The City of Richmond reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in response to complaints filed
against the City by mobile home park residents. The agreement addresses
assertions that Richmond unfairly targeted Latino-occupied mobile home
communities for maintenance code enforcement and that the City did not offer
sufficient interpretation or translation services.
You may view a copy of the agreement through the links below:
Click here to view the agreement in English.
Haga clic aquí para ver el acuerdo en español.
City of Richmond's Fair Housing Policy:
Click here to view the City's Fair Housing Policy in English.
Haga clic aquí para ver la Política sobre Vivienda Justa de la Ciudad en español.