Stormwater Ordinance

The City Council unanimously adopted a new Stormwater Management Ordinance in response to a Virginia General Assembly mandate that all local governments adopt new stormwater regulations in order to reduce the amount of "non-point source" pollution and water volume flowing to the Chesapeake Bay.
The stormwater ordinance (TO14-04) was developed in conjunction with our stormwater policy consultant, AMEC, and was reviewed by the City Attorney. The Planning Commission, Environmental Services Committee, and Tree Commission all supported the ordinance. 
Stormwater Management Materials

Stormwater Management Ordinance, Chapter 35 (adopted by City Council March 24, 2014)

Ordinance Guidance Materials

Stormwater Permit Guidance Document
Virginia Runoff Reduction Method New Development Compliance Spreadsheet
Virginia Runoff Reduction Method Re-development Compliance Spreadsheet

General VPDES Permit for Discharges (for projects with land disturbance of 1 acre or more)

Registration Statement
Notice of Termination
Transfer of Ownership Agreement Form 
Virginia Stormwater Management Regulation
Virginia Stormwater Management
Virginia Approved Stormwater BMP Standards and Specifications