Development Services Center (Permits)

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

For more information or to apply for a permit, please register online for permitting and inspections or call 757-727-8311.

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
  • VIew more information on our permit review process (PDF)
  • The code that is currently in effect is the 2018 edition of the VA Construction Code and the 2018 VA Residential Code.

Do I need a permit?

See this list of projects that do and don't require permits.


Fee Schedule (PDF)

Reviews for which there is no charge

Type of project

Commercial or Residential

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