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Welcome to the City of Chesapeake's Citizen Portal for electronic Building Utilities Inspections Land Use and Development – eBUILD!

We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In partnership with Accela, Inc., we are fulfilling our promise to deliver powerful e-government services and provide valuable information about the community while making your interactions with us more efficient, convenient, and interactive. To use ALL the services we provide you must register and create a user account. You can view information, get questions answered and have limited services as an anonymous user. We trust this will provide you with a new, higher level of service that makes living and working in our community a more enjoyable experience.

What would you like to do today?

To get started, select one of the services listed below:

  • Select Building for Commercial and Residential Building, Trade, and Elevator Permits
  • Select Development for Site and Subdivision Plan Reviews and associated Construction Permits
  • Select Planning for applications such as Rezoning, Conditional Use, or Preliminary Site or Subdivision Plan Reviews
  • Select Utilities for applications related to Utility Activation or Utility Connection Fees for new construction
  • Select Zoning for permits governed by the Chesapeake Zoning Ordinance, such as signs, tents, fences, or sheds

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