Planning & Community Development

The Virginia Beach Department of Planning and Community Development is now open for walk-in customers for limited services Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (Zoning and Permits Counters are closed for lunch between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.)

 

The following services are NOT available at the Permits Counter:

Commercial

  • Interior and exterior alterations with a work area greater than 2,500 square feet
  • Change of use
  • A, I, or H uses
  • Plan sets with more than 5 pages

 

Residential

  • Additions greater than 500 square feet
  • Alterations with a work area greater than 500 square feet
  • Accessory structures greater than 500 square feet
  • Plan sets with more than 5 pages

 

Online submittals continue to be available 24/7 through Accela Citizen Access. Review time frames through the online permitting system will be 3 business days for the initial review and 3 business days for revisions.


For businesses looking for assistance through the COVID-19 Pandemic please visit the City of Virginia Beach Economic Development page at www.yesvirginiabeach.com. Resources are available to assist in these uncertain times.  

 

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