Who do I contact if I want to create a pond? build a dam?
If you want to create a pond, you will need to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) from the County. In conjunction with the LDP, you may need to obtain a dam permit from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) or by calling (804) 786-1359. The criteria for the needing a permit from DCR is found on the Dam Safety page of their website.
If you want to dam a creek, you will need to contact the Army Corps of Engineers at (757) 201-7652 and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality at (804) 698-4000. You also may need to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) from the County. Please note that it is unlawful to perform any work in a creek without first obtaining any necessary permits from the appropriate authorities.

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1. What is a Plan of Development (POD)?
2. When is a Plan of Development required?
3. What do I need in order to apply for a POD?
4. What is the POD review procedure? What can I expect?
5. Who do I contact to find the status of my POD review?
6. What is a Land Disturbing Permit (LDP)?
7. When is a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) required?
8. What do I need in order to apply for a LDP?
9. What is the LDP review procedure? What can I expect?
10. Can my POD & LDP be reviewed together?
11. What is a Stormwater Management Permit?
12. Do I have to get a Stormwater permit for Single-Family Detached Residential Structures?
13. Who do I contact if I want to install a culvert for a driveway?
14. I am a developer and want to build a road. What permits do I need?
15. Who do I contact if I want to clear my land for pasture or other agricultural activity?
16. How can I determine if there is Floodplain or Wetlands on my property?
17. Who do I contact if I want to build a bridge or install a culvert across a creek?
18. Who do I contact if I want to create a pond? build a dam?
19. My well needs to be replaced. Who do I contact?
20. I need to find the location of my septic tank. Who do I contact?
21. The County has issued my Plan of Development (POD) or my Land Disturbance Permit (LDP). Who do I need to contact for my pre-construction meeting?
22. The County informed me that I need to post a Bond for site improvements. What paperwork do I need?
23. What is a Responsible Land Disturber (RLD)? Is there a required RLD form?
24. My building and site is complete. How can I get my bond released?
25. When can apply for my Stormwater Management Permit?
26. What is the Stormwater Management Permit process? What can I expect?