Department of Public Works
Engineering is responsible for design reviews related to site plans, master development plans, rezonings, subdivision plans and structural designs. Frederick County's engineers also review and inspect stormwater management plans and manage county capital improvement projects.
Additionally, our erosion and sediment control inspectors perform final grading inspections on all residential dwellings before Final Certificates of Occupancy are issued by the building department. For more information, refer to the Final Grading Inspection guidelines.
The department enforces state erosion and sediment control regulations as well as the local erosion and sediment control ordinance.
For commerical/industrial land disturbance permits, submit the completed application form along with two complete sets of plans, the appropriate checklists and erosion and sediment control measurers guarantee estimate form. Note that payment will not be accepted at the time of submittal for subdivision and commercial/industrial land disturbance permits. You will be advised of the permit fee when you are notified that the permit is ready to be issued.
For residential land disturbance permits, payment must be submitted with a completed Agreement In Lieu of form and a site grading plan, if applicable.
Due to copy costs, the department does not provide copies of state erosion and sediment control regulations or the local ordinance. Please download these documents. (An updated version of Adobe Reader may be required.)
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL LOT SITE PLAN CHECKLIST HAS BEEN REVISED. PLEASE REVIEW THE FORM AND PRINT OUT FOR YOUR RECORDS.
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (VDCR) held an informational meeting on October 31, 2007 at the Frederick County Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting was to outline the requirements and procedures of the Virginia Stormwater Management Plan (VSMP) as it relates to the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities. An Engineer's Toolkit VSMP Permit Regulations as well as other documents and information is available.
The Director or staff may view the site of the actual complaint in order to make remediation recommendations, or attempt to resolve drainage issues between the homeowner and builder, etc. Call 540-665-5643, select option 6, then option 1.
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