Codes Enforcement

Mission Statement

The Codes Enforcement Department's mission is to enforce the adopted codes regarding the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Richmond. To this end, the Codes Enforcement Department will strive for excellence in educating its employees to provide quality inspections and customer service.

Statement Of Philosophy

The purpose of the Codes Enforcement Department is to preserve the viability and stability of the business and residential districts and to prevent deterioration and blighting influences within the community.

This directive greatly benefits both the business owners and the residents of the City of Richmond by ensuring that structures meet the minimum acceptable standards, and that businesses can operate in a profitable manner. By requiring clean, safe and structurally sound buildings and by promoting code compliant businesses, the Richmond business district will prove an attractive destination for visitors and residents alike.

It is to the benefit of all to accommodate the requests of the Richmond Codes Enforcement Department and to support their efforts to ensure and protect your property investment.