If someone is interested in building a new house on a vacant lot recently purchased, which city agencies would be involved in the review process of this permit application?
The application will be reviewed by the Department of Public Works, the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Stormwater Management Engineer, Tree Environmentalist, and Plans Reviewer, with a final review by Planning and Zoning. If the structure is more than 2 stories, sprinkling will be required and the Fire Marshal will be involved in the review process. If the property is in a neighborhood conservation district, site design review may be required.

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1. If someone is interested in building a new house on a vacant lot recently purchased, which city agencies would be involved in the review process of this permit application?
2. I live in Eastport and want to add a family room and a second floor bedroom to my newly purchased dwelling. What should I do?
3. I have my eye on a commercial building for a possible coffee shop but am apprehensive about signing a tenant lease. What should I do?
4. Is an architect or engineer services required on drawing submittals?
5. Can an architect or engineer licensed in Virginia design and certify drawings for a project in Maryland?
6. Can an upper floor over a garage be remodeled to be used as a sewing room?
7. Can an owner add on to their house for their elderly mother-in-law?
8. What is zoning?
9. What are setback requirements for dwellings and storage sheds?
10. What is an administrative adjustment?
11. What is a variance?
12. What does "Critical Areas" under zoning mean?
13. Are temporary signs or banner signs permitted in the City?
14. Are off-site signs permitted?
15. What is a Planned Development?
16. I would like to do some renovations to my house. Are there any programs that can assist me?