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801 Crawford Street, 4th floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone (757) 393-8836
Fax (757) 393-5223


Chesapeake Bay Program


Staff Contact: Planning Staff - (757) 393-8836

Is your property located in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area?
Utilize interactive map to find out.

For assistance with technical issues related to
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Development such as:
Best Management Practices (BMPs),
Stormwater/BMP Calculations and
Erosion and Sediment Control measures,
Contact the Department of Engineering and Technical Services at (757) 393-8592.

Chesapeake Bay Ordinance
Chesapeake Bay Development Checklist
Chesapeake Bay Exception Application
Chesapeake Bay Exception Guidelines

Buffer Mitigation Manual


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