Commercial Walk-Thru Permit Process

Chesterfield County offers a walk-through plan review and permitting process for certain types of commercial building permit applications. The intent is for applicants to obtain a permit during a single visit.  Commercial projects available for the walk-thru process include:

  • Classroom, construction or sales trailers (industrialized buildings)
  • Demolition of the entire structure (does not include partial demolition)
  • Re-roof
  • Sign
  • Tents greater than 900 square feet (without food preparation within the tent). Tents less than 900 square feet do not require permits

Commercial Walk-Thru applications are accepted:

  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

If deficiencies are found during the review process and the permit cannot be issued, the applicant receives a letter outlining the corrections needed. The walk-through process is available to anyone whose project meets eligibility criteria.