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Permits & Inspections
If you have experienced damage to your home as a result of the recent storm, please take the following steps immediately:
- Contact your insurance agent
- If you have flood insurance, go to
for information on filing. If you need to purchase flood insurance, this is also an excellent, easy to understand resource.
- Report your damage to the City of Portsmouth by calling the Customer Contact Center at
. A Presidential Disaster Declaration will depend on the amount of reported damage.
Important Note: It is critically important that you call the City to report damage.
Qualifying for Federal Assistance is dependent on Portsmouth meeting thresholds for a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Damage Assessment reporting can be completed through E-Form, Voicemail, and Regular Mail:
- Telephone 757-393-8533
- Electronic Form
City of Portsmouth, Attn: Permits and Inspections / Damage Assessment, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth VA 23704
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