Requesting a Pre-Application Meeting for Zoning Action

Pre-Application Meeting Process

The pre-application meeting is part of Chesterfield County’s zoning process and is an opportunity for an applicant to discuss and gather feedback from county staff about a potential zoning application. The county hopes that by holding a pre-application meeting with an applicant that the application would be more complete at the time of official submittal. These meetings are opportunities for the applicant and county staff to ask questions, conduct further research, and determine what additional information may be needed in order to file a more complete application.

Eligibility

Anyone seeking to file a zoning application.

Cost

There is no fee for this process.

Timeline

From the time the Pre-Application Meeting Request Form is submitted, you should hear from county staff within three (3) business days as to the date of your pre-application meeting. Pre-application meetings are generally scheduled 2-3 weeks after a confirmed pre-application meeting request has been received.

Process

The pre-application meeting request form is submitted to Zoning Pre-App

County staff will reach out within three (3) business days with a date for the pre-application meeting. Pre-application meetings are generally scheduled 2 - 3 weeks after a confirmed pre-application meeting request has been received.

The pre-application meeting is held to review the proposed request with the applicant. 

  1. During this meeting the proposal is discussed and feedback is given from county staff as to what items will be needed to insure a  more complete application. 
  2. Applicants are encouraged to utilize the pre-application meeting checklist to take notes during the meeting. This checklist contains commonly discussed items during the meeting as well as contacts for all regular attendees from the various departments.

Contacts

Meeting will be arranged through Planning