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



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Land Use and Development
Other Planning Questions

Land Use and Development:

For Zoning related inquiries and information regarding flood plain, please contact the Department of Neighborhood Advancement at (757) 393-8522.

Is my property in a historic district or other district with certain development restrictions?
Answer: Please contact us at (757) 393-8836 and we’ll be happy to assist you with this question. Be sure to state the complete address when calling.


Other Planning Questions:

Question: Are you the Planning Council?
Answer: No. Planning Council is a social services agency in Norfolk, Virginia that provides for a variety of social services needs. They may be reached at (757) 622-9268.

Question: I need social services assistance. Can you assist me?
Answer: We are the City of Portsmouth Planning Department, which specializes in land use and development. For Social Services needs you may either contact the City of Portsmouth Department of Social Services at (757) 405-1800 or Planning Council in Norfolk, Virginia at (757) 622-9268.

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