Development Services Center (Permits)

Daily Status Report Icon - DSC 2The Development Services Center maintains development operations, plans review, and permit processing for the city and the general public.

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
  • Please click here for information on our permit review process
  • The code that is currently in effect is the 2012 edition of the VA Construction Code and the 2012 VA Residential Code.


Fee Schedule

Type of project

Commercial or Residential

You need a permit for:

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Arbors
  • Banners
  • Bulkheads
  • Carports
  • Decks
  • Driveway entrances
  • Ductwork
  • Electrical wiring
  • Fences
  • Garage conversions
  • Gas appliances
  • Gas fireplace
  • Gas lines
  • Gazebos
  • Mobile homes
  • Piers
  • Pools
  • Sewers
  • Sheds
  • Sheetrock
  • Signs
  • Tents (commercial)
  • Water lines
  • Yard sales
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