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Assessor (Homepage)

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Tax Exemption for Rehabilitated Structures Application
Rehabilitation Exemption General Guidelines
Real Property Tax Exemption Information Sheet/Application
Elderly & Disabled Real Estate Tax Relief Information
Elderly & Disabled Real Estate Tax Relief Application
Elderly & Disabled Real Estate Tax Relief Exemption Chart

Real Property Tax Exemption Information Sheet/Application Instructions
Process for Informal Appeal to the City Assessor
Commercial Informal Appeal Form
Residential Informal Appeal Form
Board of Equalization Form

Commissioner of Revenue (Homepage)

PDF Format

Microsoft® Word

Admission Tax Registration Form

Admission Tax Registration Form

Food, Beverage & Lodging Registration Form

Food, Beverage & Lodging Registration Form

PDF Format

Business License Application Checklist

Business License Rate Sheet

Business License Renewal Instruction Sheet

Business Tangible Assessment Guide

Business Tangible Property Form - For Year 2010 Business Tangible Property Form - For Year 2011
Business Tangible Property Form - For Year 2012 Business Tangible Property Form - For Year 2013
Meal Tax Bond Form - Corporate Meal Tax Bond Form - Individual/Partnership
Short Term Rental Certificate of Registration Trustee Rate Sheet

Finance
(Support to Civic Organizations)

PDF Format

PDF Microsoft® Word
Complete Grant Application  
Grant Agreement Grant Agreement
Expenditure and Payment Invoice
Grant Progress Report  
   

Grants Coordinator's Office (Homepage)

PDF Format

Word97 Format

Criminal Justice Grant Summary Form

Criminal Justice Grant Summary Form

eCivs Nonprofit Application eCivs Nonprofit Application
Expenditure and Payment Invoice Grant Agreement
Grantee Progress Report

Museums

Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission Guide to Funding (Word doc)
Grant Application (Word doc)
Organizational Budget (Excel doc)

Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services (Homepage)

PDF Format

Special Event Guidelines
Special Event Permit Application
Equipment Rental Request Form
Virginia's Alcohol & Beverage Control Laws & Requirements
Sample Certificate of Insurance
Sample Health Dept. Temporary Food Application
Vendor & Concessionaire Info
Sample Permission and Hold Harmless Agreement
Helpful Hint Checklist
Miscellaneous
City Park Map
Downtown Map
North Landing-Portside Map

Permits & Inspections

Building Permit Application (PDF)
Supplemental Application for Residential Roofing/Siding Permit (PDF)
Building Code Design Criteria (PDF)
Building A Deck To The Code (PDF)
Converting a Duplex or Multifamily Residence to a Single-Family Residence (PDF)
Electrical Bonding and Grounding (PDF)
Electrical Required Grounding and Bonding Systems (PDF)
Electrical Permit Application (PDF)
Mechanical Permit Application (PDF)
Plumbing & Sewer Application (PDF)
Portsmouth Board of Building Code Appeals Application (PDF)
Portsmouth Residential Plan Submittal Checklist (PDF)
Permit Requirements and Guidelines (PDF)
Pool Fence Affidavit (PDF)
Building Code Guidelines for Home Pools (PDF)
Special Inspection Guidelines and Procedures (PDF)
Request For Code Modification (PDF)
Third Party Inspections Policy (PDF)
Winter Heating Fire Safety Tips For The Home (PDF)
Statement of Energy Code Compliance (PDF)
Notice Gas Pipe Bonding (PDF)
When is a Building Permit required (PDF)
 
HVAC
Friction Rate Worksheet (PDF)
Furnace / AC Example (PDF)
HeatPump Example (PDF)
Mechanical Review Worksheet (Microsoft® Excel)
Understanding and Using the HVAC Review Form (PDF)
 
Residential HVAC Systems
Manual D (Microsoft® Excel)
Residential Duct Design (Duct sizing, Effective Length, Friction Rate)
Manual J (Microsoft® Excel)
Residential Load Calculations 
(required for all new and all replacement HVAC system installations) 
Manual S (Microsoft® Excel)
Equipment Selection (Furnace, Air Handler, Condenser, Packaged Units)
 
Light Commercial HVAC Systems
Manual N (Microsoft® Excel)
Light Commercial Load Calculations 
(required for all new and all replacement HVAC system installations)
Manual S (Microsoft® Excel)
Equipment Selection (Furnace, Air Handler, Condenser, Packaged Units)
 

Planning

Administrative Adjustment or Alternative Form of Compliance Request (PDF)
Appeals Application Form (PDF)
Interpretation Request Form (PDF)
Master Development Application Form (PDF)
Planning Department Fee Schedule (PDF)
Pre-application Conference Request Form (PDF)
Type I Development Plan Application Form (PDF)
Type II Development Plan Application Form (PDF)
Variance Permit Application Form (PDF)
Zoning Compliance Permit Application Form (PDF)
Zoning Verification Request Form (PDF)
Zoning Clearance Application (for BusinessLicense) (PDF)
Zoning Text Amendment Application Form (PDF)
 
Environmental
Chesapeake Bay Exception Application (PDF)
Wetlands Application (Joint Permit Application)
 
Historic
Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form (PDF)
Certificate of Compliance (D2 District) Application Form (PDF)
 
Land Use and Development
Major Subdivision Application Form (PDF)
Minor Subdivision Application Form (PDF)
Street Closure (PDF)
Street Name Change (PDF)
Subdivision Exception Application Form (PDF)
Temporary Use Permit Application Form (PDF)
Use Permit Application Form (PDF)
Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Application Form (PDF)
 
Special Permits
Outdoor Dining (PDF)
Parade (PDF)
Sidewalk/Street Vendor (PDF)
Street Closure/Block Party (PDF)
Zoning Compliance Permit (Signs) Application Form (PDF)

Traffic Engineering

PDF

Oversize & Overweight Hauling Permit Application


Water Department (Homepage)

PDF

Microsoft® Word

Owner Utility Contract

Owner Utility Contract

Tenant Utility Contract

Tenant Utility Contract
Electronic Payment Authorization Agreement Form  
Annual Fishing Permit Application  
Fishing Regulations  

 
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