You must determine the type of business and location, then contact the zoning officer in the Department of Development and Permits to ensure the proposed use is a permitted use or conditional use.
The following plans should be submitted to the appropriate departments:
- Site Plans - Preliminary, Department of Planning, 306 Cedar Road, City Hall, 2nd floor, Chesapeake, VA 23322; Phone - 757-382-6176.
- Site Plans - Final (land disturbance, entrance permit); for questions concerning off-street entrance requirements, land disturbing permits, or site plan requirements, please contact the Department of Development and Permits, Development Engineering Division at 757-382-6101.
- Contact Public Utilities for Water and Sewer availability and fees.
Upon approval from Development and Permits, Public Utilities, and Planning, the final site plan will be forwarded to the Department of Development and Permits, Zoning Administration to begin the permit application process.