The Environmental Department manages development and protects natural resources through ordinances relating to Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Chesapeake Bay Preservation/Wetlands, and Floodplain Management.


Environmental Department Permit Hours

Completed applications (all information filled out, as well as required signatures) will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:45 pm.

Incomplete applications (missing any information/documents or required signatures) will not be accepted.


The Department handles Land Disturbance, Chesapeake Bay Exception, and RPA Modification permits. 


Payment is due upon permit issuance, with the exception of Chesapeake Bay Board applications where payment is due at submittal.


Please contact the Environmental Department at 804-966-8580 to schedule both Pre-Construction and Final environmental inspections.