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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 26

Planning for Home Renovations

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

Planning future home renovations is exciting, however, remembebuilders_SCr the City of Newport News requires certain paperwork to get started. Before beginning a renovation, locate the closing paperwork and a copy of the property survey, also known as a plat. This survey will typically show the house, property lines, as well as any sheds or detached garages.

When adding a shed or garage or home addition, a copy of the survey is needed to apply for any permits. It may or may not be with the deed which is recorded at the Clerk of Circuit Court, 2500 Washington Avenue. If you cannot find it, you will need to hire a surveyor to do another one, which can be both costly and time consuming so make sure to save a copy.

 For more information, contact Newport News 311 by dialing 311 or (757) 933-2311 or email them at