Commercial Walk-Thru Permit Process

Chesterfield County offers a walk-through plan review and permitting process for certain types of residential and commercial building permit applications. The intent is for applicants to obtain a permit during a single visit.

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.

All walk-through projects must be connected to Chesterfield County water and sewer.

Eligible Projects for Commercial Walk-through Permits

  • 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