Conditional Use Permit for Communication Tower

eBUILDA conditional use permit is required for certain land uses listed in the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance as a "conditional use," requiring special review on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they are appropriate in specified situations.

The Small Cells Ordinance (PDF) updated and adopted by City Council on December 19, 2019, added definitions and requirements regarding micro-wireless facilities/small cells. 

Submit the following documents in eBUILD for a complete application:

Use the eBuild Application Assistant to look up information needed for applications. All documents must be uploaded by the deadline in order to have a complete application considered for processing.

  • Street Address of the Property or (Tax) Parcel Number
  • Legal Description, Deed Book and Map Book if available
  • Electronic Preliminary Site Plan (PDF) of the proposed development, drawn to scale, ready to upload as a PDF
  • Electronic Landscape Plan, ready to upload, if applicable
  • Electronic Environmental Site Assessment, Phase I if required by the Zoning Ordinance,
  • $1600 supplemental review fee will apply
  • Special Power of Attorney (PDF), Print, Sign, Notarize, Scan, if applicable, ready to upload
  • Statement of Ownership (PDF), Print, Sign, Notarize, and Scan, ready to upload. If an LLC/Corporation, an additional document on letterhead should list all members/officers, and be ready to up
  • Real Estate Tax Demonstration Form call or email Treasurer's Office, a signed form can be emailed, ready to upload
  • Acceptable Filing Fee (PDF) payment method readily available (credit cards or eCheck/linked bank account)
  • Deliver Adjacent Property Owner List (from Real Estate Assessor Department) to the Planning Department

Once an Application Is Advertised for Public Hearing

  • Deliver Envelopes to the Planning Department, 2nd floor of City Hall.
    Stamped Number 10 (4 ⅛ inches × 9½ inches) envelopes with the name and mailing address of each adjacent property owner printed legibly.
  • Pay Sign Fee when invoiced and Post Sign(s)
    The Planning Department will supply these two Wednesdays prior to the Planning Commission Public Hearing, you will receive a call for pick-up. Sign fees are $39.20 for each sign.
  • Pay Advertising Fees when billed
    The average advertising cost is $100 per advertisement, depending on the number of applicants on each agenda and the length of the advertisement, for the Planning Commission and the City Council public hearing meetings. The project will require a minimum of four advertisements. Any additional advertising costs incurred due to continuances or revised proffer statements will also be the responsibility of the applicant. Planning Commission advertisement fees will be billed by the City of Chesapeake. City Council advertisement fees will be billed by the City Clerk, City of Chesapeake invoice.