Moving Buildings or Structures


  1. Applicant will submit a House Moving Application (PDF) to the code official when moving an existing dwelling or other building into or within the city.
  2. Building must meet the standards of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  3. The code official will determine if new location of the building would seriously increase the fire hazard of the surrounding buildings.


For Issuing Each Permit

  1. For the moving of any building from one location to another location on the same lot or parcel or to a different parcel within or outside of the City of Chesapeake, the fee shall be $10 per 100 square foot of the structure being moved.
  2. In addition to the permit fee, there is a minimum fee to issue a permit of $50, plus a $5 Tech Fee and a 2% State Levy.