Procedures for Electrical Permit

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At the request of Dominion Virginia Power, the Department of Development and Permits implemented a new requirement that will better serve the needs of our collective customers. All electrical permits issued that involve new and/or changes to an electrical service (anything that must be released to Dominion Virginia Power) will require that a Work Request Number (7 numerical digits) be included on the electrical permit application. 

Work Request Number Instructions (PDF)

Instructions to Obtain Work Request Number

  • Building More Than 5 Houses Per Year

    Apply on the Dominion website. Link is "eBuilder Services" for Permanent and Temporary Service Work Requests only. We greatly encourage this method of contact.
  • Building Less Than 5 Houses Per Year

    Call Dominion at 888-569-5700 for Permanent and Temporary Service Work Requests or if a builder, you can use Dominion website.

Residential Service Change or Service Upgrade

  • Call Dominion at 888-667-3000
  • Stay on the line for a customer service representative

Commercial Construction

New Procedure Instructions (PDF)

From the Department of Development and Permits, click on Permit Applications, complete your permit application, have your fee calculated, and print the form.

Our two agencies (Chesapeake Department of Development and Permits and Dominion Virginia Power) strongly believe that the requirement of a Work Request Number on the permit application will improve customer service for your project. It will provide advance information to Dominion Virginia Power of future work, allow their workforces to plan appropriately to serve your needs.

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this matter at 757-382-6018 or 8424.