Gillies photoDirector’s Message

As we all continue to adjust to working in this COVID-19 era, the Planning Department is finding new ways to better serve the development community and the citizens of Chesterfield County. Our new online citizen portal (eReview) now provides an electronic option for application and document submittal. Register for an eReview account to start your eReview experience for submitting site plans and subdivision cases.  This phase will initiate electronic Plan review which allows staff to write and mark up directly on plans submitted and see changes in subsequently revised plans more easily. Go to Planning eReview submission requirements to get more information about this exciting new service.

Andy Gillies, AICP  
Planning Director

Citizen Comments Received for Planning Commission Meeting

New Applications

The Planning Department is accepting new applications for the zoning cases, site plans and subdivisions.

Site Plan & Subdivision Application Review 

Due to some limitations that we have in the Planning Department because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Planning Department has updated our process for reviewing site plan/subdivision applications and resubmittals. View the steps for this new e-filing process.

Zoning Application Review

Zoning applications will continue to be submitted through the online portal as has been done in the past. Staff will notify applicant when the application can be printed and submitted. Applicants will submit the application at the drop box in front of Community Development Building. TRC meetings will continue in a virtual setting and comments will be distributed as before to all applicants. Contact Planning at 804-748-1050 if you need to initiate a rezoning application.  

To obtain a variance application, please contact Planning at 804-748-1050 to schedule a phone conference with staff.

Community Development Reopening 

Re-opening the Community Development Building and Utilities Building customer service centers;
Launch of eReview electronic submittal and plan review technology

Reopening your restaurant or retail store? Learn more about outdoor dining area requirements. 

Cash Proffers

Due to the evolving nature of circumstances related to COVID-19, the following information is subject to change at any time pending recommendations by health officials who are continually monitoring the situation. Check back often for updates.

Call the Department of Budget and Management at 804-748-1548 or email Kae Longnaker, to schedule an appointment for payment. All calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours.

Cash proffer payments can be deposited in the Treasurer’s Drop box located outside of the Lane B. Ramsey Administration building or mailed to:

Department of Budget & Management
9901 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Be sure the building permit number, property address and customer’s return address are included with all payments.


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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