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Richard C. Witt

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Chesterfield County Department of Building Inspection
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

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Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Obtaining a Permit - Commercial
Plumbing and Gas Checklist

The following checklist contains the minimum information and details required on plumbing and fuel gas plans prior to submission for plan review. This is a basic pre-submittal checklist that is intended to expedite the plan review process by minimizing the number of required revisions. Please contact the commercial plan review staff at (804) 748-1057 with any questions regarding this checklist or any other commercial permit questions.

General Requirements 

  • Construction documents prepared and sealed by a registered design professional (RDP) for:
  • The following occupancy classifications: Institutional (I), Educational (E), High hazard (H), and per departmental policy, all Assembly (A) occupancies that have an occupant load over 100
  • All buildings over 3 stories in height
  • Any building or occupancy using non-packaged equipment or packaged equipment exceeding 300° F (other than flue gases) and pressures greater than 125 PSI
  • Construction documents that are not required to be prepared by an RDP, prepared by a licensed master plumber or master mechanical worker, or a licensed Class A contractor with an associated plumbing or mechanical specialty designation
  • Name, occupation, address and telephone number of the person who prepared the plans
  • All pages of the plan set the same size. If different discipline designers use different page sizes, re-print the smaller pages on sheets the size of the largest in the set
  • Plumbing and gas plans on the same size sheets as the other plans in the building permit package
  • Plumbing/Fuel gas code edition. The current code edition is the 2012 VPC (2012 IPC) and 2012 VFGC (2012 IFGC)
  • New work vs. old work, clearly distinguished
  • Handicap elevation details and dimensions for all plumbing fixtures
  • Each plumbing/gas sheet clearly identified with distinct sheet numbers
  • A Plumbing/Gas Permit is required prior to scheduling inspections

Water Service (from meter to within 5’ of building) 

  • Maximum developed length of pipe
  • Water demand in water supply fixture units (see VPC, Table E103.3 (2))
  • Size of water service pipe. Unless otherwise indicated available pressure is assumed to be 40 PSI.

Water Distribution (inside building) 

  • Water heater type and location; if gas-fired indicate source of combustion air
  • Size of all water supply pipes
  • Any required backflow devices and their location
  • Fixture schedule (indicate flush valve where provided)

Waste & Vent 

  • Plan and isometric view of plumbing systems
  • Size and location of all waste pipe and vents (label fixtures)
  • Location of all cleanouts

Kitchen Plumbing 

  • Fixtures intended for food preparation, clearly labeled, to verify indirect connection
  • All fixtures that will be drained to a grease interceptor. Only fixtures likely to receive grease-laden waste water are allowed to drain to the grease interceptor. Hand sinks, ice makers and other clear water waste shall not discharge to a grease interceptor.
  • Detail of grease interceptor showing flow control, and air intake

Storm Water 

  • Size of conductors and leaders and amount of roof area served
  • Secondary drainage where applicable

Gas Plans 

  • Total hourly gas demand of all new and existing appliances on the gas distribution system
  • Hourly gas demand for each new and existing appliance connected to the gas distribution system
  • Schematic plan showing lengths, sizes, materials, and pressure of the gas piping system that includes all new and existing components
  • Means to supply combustion air

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