Development Procedures

The Portsmouth Procedures Manual is intended to assist in the day-to-day administration of the zoning and subdivision ordinances. The manual’s primary objective is to explain the review procedures for permits and development approvals in the zoning and subdivision ordinances. To ease the application process, this manual also provides information about City staff contacts, application forms, and fee schedules.

This manual is a supplement to the City’s zoning and subdivision ordinances, not a substitute. Please consult the appropriate zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions prior to and during the development review process.  Should you have any questions or suggestions about this manual the staff of the Planning Department are available to assist you.

  1. Planning Department


    Physical Address
    801 Crawford Street
    4th floor
    Portsmouth, VA 23704

    Phone: 757-393-8836
    Fax: 757-393-5223

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