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From the City of Chesapeake Department of Development and Permits.
To begin the permit process, you can enter a permit application via our eBUILD system or bring the following documents:
Upon the arrival at the Department of Development and Permits, a Zoning Plans Examiner will review your request for compliance with the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance. You may need to visit the Development Construction Division on the 3rd floor of City Hall for a Land Disturbance Permit and bonding requirements and payments. Once all reviews have been completed and approved you will make payments for water, sewer and HRSD as well as permit fees and your permit will be issued.
When submitting online via the eBUILD system, the same process takes place electronically and you will be notified to pay any fees due when the permit is ready.
After obtaining the building permit, the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical and gas (if applicable) permits are required.