A proposed driveway entrance to include replacement of an existing entrance requires a Driveway Entrance Permit.
If a residential building permit is obtained for a new home, then a Driveway Entrance Permit will be issued along with the building permit by the Department of Development & Permits, 2nd floor, City Hall.
If #2 above does not apply and the owner requires a driveway entrance, wants to replace or modify an existing entrance, or desires an additional entrance, then a Driveway Entrance Permit is obtained from Development Construction, 3rd floor, City Hall.
If a driveway is proposed along a street with curb and gutter, then no entrance plan or culvert is required.
If driveway is proposed along a street with no curb & gutter, then a
driveway culvert is required. In order to size the culvert, an entrance plan including an existing condition survey of roadside ditch is required. Call 382-6101 if additional information is required.
All driveways and culverts must be inspected prior to pouring concrete/paving:
Curb and gutter along street – ensure that the forms are in place and sub-base graded.
No curb and gutter along street – if there is no curb and gutter, a culvert is required along with two inspections:
1st inspection is performed once culvert is in place and prior to backfill;
2nd inspection is performed after culvert is backfilled and forms are set prior to pouring concrete/paving.
To schedule a driveway entrance inspection, please call the Development Construction Engineering Technician at 382-6101.
When scheduling an inspection, have the following information:
Point of contact and number
Time & Date
City Hall Address:
306 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322