Development Services Center (Permits)

The Development Services Center maintains development operations, plans review, and permit processing for the city and the general public. 

Areas of Support

  • Provide a conceptual phase pre-meeting with developer and key city staff to identify early opportunities and constraint 
  • Evaluate site locations for utility availability and stormwater drainage
  • Identify tidal wetlands and provide assistance with the permitting process.
  • Identify technical issues such as zoning ordinance, public safety and codes and existing public infrastructure
  • Please click here for information on our permit review process
  • The code that is currently in effect is the 2012 edition of the VA Construction Code and the 2012 VA Residential Code.


Fee Schedule

Type of project

You need a permit for:

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Arbors
  • Banners
  • Bulkheads
  • Carports
  • Decks
  • Driveway entrances
  • Ductwork
  • Electrical wiring
  • Fences
  • Garage conversions
  • Gas appliances
  • Gas fireplace
  • Gas lines
  • Gazebos
  • Mobile homes
  • Piers
  • Pools
  • Sewers
  • Sheds
  • Sheetrock
  • Signs
  • Tents (commercial)
  • Water lines
  • Yard sales
  1. Community meeting planned to discuss where recreational vehicles can be parked

    Nov. 7, 2017 - Residents are invited to a community meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Nov. 15 to discuss proposed changes to the city ordinance regarding the storage of recreational vehicles in residential areas.