Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division of Community Enhancement is comprised of enforcement inspectors and administrative personnel. Together we are responsible for enforcing codes and ordinances that promote clean, attractive and safe neighborhoods and businesses.

Zoning Ordinances and Codes

Chesterfield County zoning ordinances and codes describe where, when, how and what activities may be conducted on property in various zoning districts. The Code Enforcement Inspectors ensure code regulations are followed to protect all property owners. Zoning and code compliance help promote the health, safety and general welfare of Chesterfield County residents by designating the types of buildings, businesses and activities that are acceptable in specific zoning districts. For example, residential neighborhoods are zoned for housing, not for junkyards or waste transfer stations. Junkyards and transfer stations are permitted in specific zones. Zoning permits various uses and activities so that they do not adversely affect one another.

Some of the most common violations found in the county involve:

  • Discarded materials
  • Tall weeds and grass
  • Unlicensed/inoperable vehicles

View the code compliance brochure (PDF)

Submit a Concern

There are many misconceptions about codes and code violations. If you’re uncertain about codes, code violations or code enforcement, ask questions before you act to save time, money and effort. If you observe a violation, you may contact Community Enhancement at 804-748-1500 or submit a concern or complaint online.

Roads or Transportation Concerns

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintains most roads in the county. This includes, but is not limited to, the following concerns:

  • Dead animals on a public road
  • Grass in the public right away of roads
  • Road repairs, removal of item(s) from road, report an issue on a sidewalk, bike path
  • Signs, signals or guardrail repair or installation
  • Question or need information on a VDOT project

Please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation directly to report your concern.