Regular Review Process

After the application and construction documents have been submitted:

  1. Plan reviewers from all applicable departments will review the submitted plans and documents to evaluate code and ordinance compliance:
    • Building Inspections - reviews application and plans for code compliance using the Chesterfield County Residential Plan Checklist (PDF)
    • Planning - reviews plot plan for setbacks, easements and zoning compliance
    • Utilities - reviews plot plan and application for water and sewer availability, and encroachments into water and sewer easements
    • Environmental Engineering - reviews plot plan for erosion control, drainage, and Chesapeake Bay Act, as well as setbacks from all easements and environmental features; view a typical sketch (PDF)
    • Budget Management - reviews application for proffer payments (when applicable)
    • Health (if on septic or well system)
  2. If the construction documents are approved, the process proceeds to Permit Issuance.
  3. If corrections are required:
    1. By the Building Inspection Department - the plans are placed on "hold" and the applicant is notified by telephone or email (based on the alternative selected at the time the application is submitted).
    2. By any of the other departments listed in Number 1 above - a letter will be mailed once the last department review has been completed.
    3. Review results are also available online. See How to Track Permit Status Online.
  4. The applicant can meet with review staff to discuss outstanding issues.
  5. If necessary, the applicant takes the plans back to make the necessary changes.
  6. The applicant submits the corrected construction documents for re-review.