Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance (CERA) Program Brief
The Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance (CERA) Program is funded through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The Coronavirus Relief Bill passed by Congress in December 2020 provided $10 million to help Chesterfield County renters economically harmed by COVID-19 to meet up to 15 months of past or future rent and utility obligations.
View information on the Chesterfield Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance (CERA) Program Brief (PDF).
Code Enforcement Violation/Complaint
If you entered a complaint previously through Citizen Request Tracker, you will need to create an account in ELM. All personal information entered when creating an account is confidential and anonymous.
Attention Community Enhancement Customers
All messages will be returned by the end of the next business day.
- If you need to know the amount of taxes owed to obtain your county license, please contact the Treasurer at 804-748-1201. Please visit the Treasurers’ website for more information.
- Inspections will continue to be performed
- Code Enforcement complaints can still be submitted online.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Department of Community Enhancement Mission Statement
Improve the value, quality and attractiveness of Chesterfield County.
The department is focused on four broad areas:
- Strategic code enforcement
- Targeted investment
- Research and development
Our goal is to improve the value, quality, desirability and attractiveness of the county’s neighborhoods and business commercial corridors through partnerships and coordination of public and private partnerships. We bring together dedicated professionals with a wide range of expertise in the following areas:
- Code enforcement
- Property maintenance
- Business license and county vehicle registration enforcement
- Community Development Block Grant
- Real estate, housing and revitalization
- Keep Chesterfield Beautiful
Business Partnership Program
The Business Partnership Program will enhance opportunities for Chesterfield County businesses to be protectors of the environment by partnering with residents, civic group, churches and schools.
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