Richmond VA > Public Utilities > Water Resources Division

Last Updated: 2018-04-24

A project requiring a land disturbing permit.

Water Resources Division

The Water Resources Division provides a wide range of services related to construction activities including: comprehensive review of all plans to insure compliance with various environmental regulations, performing inspections, and issuing Land Disturbing Activity permits on private property.

Staff is responsible for reviewing and inspecting site plans to ensure compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood regulations, wetlands regulations, erosion and sediment control ordinances, and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act regulations.

All applications are tracked by the city using the Automated Permit Tracking System. To check the status of a permit or to schedule an inspection, call 311.


For more information, please call the Water Resources Division at (804)646-7586.



RVA Impact Map displays projects (i.e. gas, water, paving, etc.), events (i.e. parades, races, block parties, etc.) and right of way impacts (i.e. detours, partial and full lane closures, barricades, parking restrictions, etc.) as an interactive map for informational and navigational purposes. Data displayed is refreshed as changes are made.

Contact Information:

Public Utilities
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St.,
Room 115
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-4646

DPU can automatically deduct the amount of your monthly bill from your checking or savings account on the date the bill is due. Call (804) 646-4646 to request an application, then return the completed application with a voided check. DPU will set up the service with your bank at no charge to you. The form may also be downloaded online - Automatic Utility Payment Plan Agreement Authorization for Direct Deposits/Payments (ACH Debits/Credits)

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