A Certificate of Occupancy indicating completion of the work shall be obtained prior to occupancy.
The following must be satisfied:
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Contact the Zoning Office for determination.
If not a permitted use, then either a Rezoning and / or Use Permit Application is to be filed with the Planning Department for approval consideration at a public hearing which includes Planning Commission and / or City Council.
Rezoning - A rezoning is required when the proposed use of the land is not permitted by the current zoning classification. Contact the Zoning Office to determine. (PUDS included)
Conditional Use Permit - A Conditional Use Permit is required for land uses listed in the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance as a "conditional use." Certain land uses in the Ordinance require intensive review to determine whether appropriate.
Street Closures / Street Closure Application - The Zoning Office will determine if the property lies within one of the Overlay Districts that have additional development standards.
Overlay Districts - The Zoning Office will determine if the property lies within one of the Overlay Districts that have additional development standards.
City Code Zones - Zoning Office to determine what standards of other City Code zones may apply.
If any deviation is desired, then the following exception procedures may apply:
Although a development may not require a public hearing at Planning Commission and/or City Council other applications may be required and reviewed by each department with comments presented to the applicant through the Administrative Plan Process.
Development Plan Approval - After the Preliminary Phase is complete or it has been determined that the development requires no action from the Planning Department, a Development Plan prepared by a professional engineer may be submitted to the Development Engineering Department of Development and Permits.
At any time during the process. The Building Permit will not be issued until the Final Site Plan is approved.
Once the Development Plan is approved, then the developer may obtain permits issued by the Permit Engineer, Development Construction, Department of Development and Permits.
Prior to plat recordation, the subdivider may execute a Subdivision Agreement with a Performance Bond assuring completion of proposed improvements. Contact the Development Construction Administrator for the bond amount and plat processing fees at least two week prior to plat recordation.
The Building Permit Application may be obtained at any time from Zoning allowing the Building Plans to be reviewed concurrently with the Construction Plan. Once the Construction Plans are approved and the building plans are approved then building permits may be issued.
Building Permit - The Building Permit process ensures compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, landscaping and zoning requirements.
Public Utilities can be activated once all utility improvements have been installed and inspected in accordance with the Activation Procedure.