Plans can be submitted for review anytime. See Review Time Schedule (PDF) for department review timelines.
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Prior to subdividing property:
If the subdivision will result in fifty (50) or fewer lots, then a final subdivision plan may be submitted directly to the Department of Development and Permits. Otherwise, once Administrative Approval is obtained for the Preliminary Subdivision, final subdivision plans may be submitted to the Department of Development and Permits.
Via Electronic (Review only) - eBUILD
Via Delivery (Approval only - Submit 5 Paper Copies):Development and Permits DepartmentDevelopment EngineeringCity Hall Building, 3rd Floor306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia
For questions contact Development and Permits at 757-382-6101.
If the property is not served by public water or sewer, contact the Health Department to find out about the requirements for onsite sewage and water services.
The developer is responsible for obtaining the appropriate clearances from:
Improvements within any wetlands may require approval from:
The Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Volume I is the principal source for all criteria to be addressed on the final Subdivision Plan.
Subdivision Plans will be reviewed for conformity with the following:
The plans are to include all existing and proposed physical improvements to the property to be subdivided, including, but not limited to:
See Subdivision Site Inspection.
See Subdivision Plat.