Once the permitted project is complete request a final inspection by calling 757-933-2311. After the inspector has performed the final inspection and the work was found to be acceptable, they will close the permit. This step is important, because the surety will not be released until the permit is closed. To request a surety release, a letter or email must be sent to the Development Services Permit office requesting that the specific surety be released/refunded. The surety number, dollar amount and the related permit number must be included in the letter or email. Allow approximately 2 weeks for the request to be processed and the surety to be returned/refunded.