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Note: Whether Commercial Alteration or Tenant Build-Out, a Commercial Building Permit (PDF) is typically required.
The following is a partial list of the most common conditions requiring a permit:
Note: The requirements above are the most common, yet are not representative of all the conditions when preparing tenant build-out drawings.
The City of Chesapeake classifies alterations / build-outs by levels of complexity of the project. There are four (4) different levels ranging from 0 to 3.
Fill out as much information on the Commercial Alteration / Tenant Build-Out checklist as possible. Much of the information can be obtained from the landlord / owner or online.
After determining which Level will be required for the tenant build-out based on the description above, link to Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 for a complete list of items to bring to Development and Permits to obtain a permit.