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Development Services Center (Permits)

Building Permit Process


The Development Services Center (DSC) is a product of the City of Norfolk's Smart Processing Initiative, which examines processes and technology to improve efficiency and provide better customer service.  The purpose of the DSC is to consolidate services in City Hall so that Norfolk customers can access development permits and approvals in one convenient location. 

Hours & Services

Our hours of operation are from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  The following services are available on the 1st floor of City Hall:

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  • Building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, elevator, and sign permits    
  • Residential and commercial plan review
  • Water and sewer taps
  • Business license zoning review    
  • Answers to additional zoning, right-of-way, and environmental services questions and more!

Contact Us
Development Services Center
City Hall Building, 1st Floor
810 Union Street
Norfolk, VA 23510 
Ph: 757-664-6565
Fx: 757-664-6586