Residential 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 Residential Walk-thru Permits

  • Amendment to an existing permit
  • Carport
  • Conversion (e.g., deck to porch or Florida room, unfinished space to finished space)
  • Deck or accessibility ramp
  • Detached garage or shed (sheds less than 256 square feet do not require a building permit, but are required to adhere to zoning ordinance setbacks. Check with the Planning Department to obtain setback requirements.)
  • Interior renovation
  • Manufactured home in a mobile home park
  • Swimming pool, barrier and electrical (must apply for all three at the same time)
  • Townhouse - conversion (e.g., deck to porch or Florida room, unfinished space to finished space)
  • Townhouse - deck
  • Townhouse - detached shed (sheds less than 200 square feet do not require a building permit. Check with the Planning Department to obtain setback requirements.)
  • Townhouse - interior renovation