Building Department

Scope of Service

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the inspection of building construction projects including:

  • Residential and Commercial construction and remolding
  • Manufacture and Modular home installations
  • Electrical systems including upgrades and alterations
  • HVAC systems
  • Plumbing
  • Gas systems

Additional Responsibilities

Other responsibilities of the department include:

  • Issuing Erosion and Sediment permits
  • Performing Erosion and Sediment inspections
  • Reviewing Construction and Erosion and Sediment plans
  • Issuing Amusement Device Ride permits
  • Amusement Device inspections
  • Blower Door and Duct Blaster testing
  • Asbestos inspections


The Building Department jurisdictional areas consist of the entire County of Dickenson including the Towns of Clintwood, Clinchco and Haysi.

  1. Chris Rakes

    Building Official

  2. Building Department

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


    Fax: (276) 926-6227


    Monday through Friday

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.