If the equipment is gas or fuel, a Chimney or Vent Certification (PDF) must be completed and signed by the permit holder. Permit holder can upload the completed form to their eBUILD record, scan the completed form and email to Permit Support, or mail a completed form to:
Development and Permits, Permits Division P.O. Box 15225, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Inspection cannot be performed until your Chimney or Vent Certification is received in the Mechanical Division.
Projects for new installation and replacement of equipment which are located outside require site plan approval. You must submit a site plan indicating the location of the outside equipment. If you do not have a site plan you may use our Generic Site plan for submittal with you permit request.
Projects That Require a Mechanical Permit
Install new mechanical equipment
Install Gas / Fuel Fired Appliance
Install air handler
Install electrical furnace
Install gas furnace
Install / replace gas or oil boiler
Install / replace water heater
Install commercial hood
Install paint booth
Install / replace duct system
Install / replace vent system
Install heat pump
Install / replace commercial roof-top unit
Install walk-in cooler
Install walk-in freezer
Install / replace commercial / residential elevator
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A drop box is available on the 2nd floor of City Hall for customer convenience outside of normal operating hours. The office will close in observance of all State recognized holidays.