Construction Site Stormwater Control

Through permitting, plan review, and inspection the City of Suffolk's Public Works Department is able to ensure construction projects maintain compliance with the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (VSMP) laws and regulations. The administration of the City of Suffolk's E and S and Stormwater Programs allow the City to aid in the reduction of pollutant laden stormwater runoff from construction sites and better protect our citizens and the environment from the adverse effects of unmanaged runoff.

City Permits

As part of the City of Suffolk' s Erosion and Sediment Control Program, the City is responsible for the issuance and enforcement of Land Disturbance Permits.

State Permits

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is responsible for the issuance, denial, revocation, termination and enforcement of individual and general VSMP permits for the control of stormwater discharges from construction activities.