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An SDMP, also known as an LMP (Land Management Plan), is a type of private sewage disposal system for poorly drained soils. It is a means for soils to accept sewage where the soils respond to artificial drainage. An SDMP requires a lot area of three acres (excluding wetlands), surface grading in the subsurface soil absorption area of .5% and drainage ditches that surround the soil absorption area.
If the property is zoned for single-family but cannot be served by City sewer, then fill out an Application for a Sewage Disposal or Water Supply Permit (PDF) from the Chesapeake Health Department. The Health Department will:
If the CHS-201A indicates an SDMP is required, then a plan is submitted to Public Works.
SDMP Criteria (PDF)
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.
Also: Development Contact List
Follow this link to the New Residential Permit FAQ for more information.