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    Enterprise Land Management (ELM) Portal

    Posted on February 9, 2021

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Gillies photoDirector’s Message

Great News!!

Starting February 16, 2021, the County is unveiling a new Web-Based Computer System for Chesterfield County Community Development Division! This new web-based computer system, commonly known as ELM (Enterprise Land Management), will handle a wide variety of functions across all the Community Development departments, including zoning, plans review, permitting and inspections, utility connections, and code enforcement!

With a single Internet log-in, ELM will allow 24-hour online access to submit zoning applications, site plans, subdivision plans, environmental and building permit applications, track their status, schedule inspections, submit code and zoning enforcement concerns, apply for utility service connections, submit easement plats, and pay fees. 

You will be able to use a related mobile app and the automated phone system (IVR) will remain available as well.

All previous methods for these aforementioned submittals will be discontinued as of this February 16.  

If you have any questions about this new system, please email the Planning Department  or call 804-748-1050.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we “GO LIVE” with this new ELM system.

Andy Gillies, AICP  
Planning Director

Notice: Planning Commission Meeting Information and Public Comment Form

Information regarding upcoming Chesterfield Planning Commission meetings, the public comment form and citizen comments are available on the Planning Commission Meeting Information and Public Comments page.

Citizens are encouraged to use the online comment form to provide comment on public hearings regarding zoning cases. The online form can also be used to comment on unscheduled matters. In addition to the form, comments can also be received by email at or by calling 804-748-1125.

Community Development Building

The Community Development Building's front Entrance is open to the public. However direct meetings with staff may be limited to a video conference or require an appointment to be set up by the appropriate staff member. Call 804-748-1050 for more appointment information and details.

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We are responsible for guiding and regulating Chesterfield County’s long- and short-term development for the benefit of present and future generations.

We manage the county’s comprehensive planning and development review processes. These include:

  • Site plan
  • Subdivision
  • Zoning

Other important department functions include:

  • General planning assistance for the public
  • Growth and development trends analysis
  • Inspections for zoning code compliance

We make recommendations on many of these matters to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

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