What is a Site Plan?

A site plan is a document prepared by an engineer or surveyor, licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, which is drawn to scale showing the proposed improvements for a parcel of land. A site plan is required for all proposed land uses except single-family dwellings and non-intensive agricultural operations. All site plans must be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development to receive approval. An approved site plan is required before issuance of building or land disturbing permits.

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1. Where do I get a business license?
2. Where do I buy a dog license?
3. When and where does the Board of Supervisors (BOS) meet?
4. How can I rent County facilities?
5. Where do I register to vote?
6. Where do I get a 911 address?
7. Who do I contact about a County street sign being down?
8. Who do I contact about senior citizens programs?
9. Where do I get a septic permit?
10. Who do I call about stray animals?
11. Who do I call to get my road fixed?
12. How can I get on an RFP listing?
13. How do I find out who my supervisor is for my district?
14. Who do I call with a question about cable television?
15. Who do I call about tax relief for the elderly or disabled?
16. Where do I find information about tax rates?
17. Where do I take my trash?
18. How can I contact the Caroline County Board of Supervisors?
19. How do I apply for a job with Caroline County?
20. What are the hours of operation for County government offices?
21. Where should I go to research property records?
22. What laws and regulations govern land use in Caroline County?
23. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
24. What is a zoning ordinance?
25. What is a subdivision ordinance?
26. What is a Rezoning?
27. What is a Special Exception/Use Permit?
28. What is a Subdivision?
29. What is a Site Plan?
30. When is a building/zoning permit required?
31. When is a certified house location plat required?
32. What is a certified house location plat?
33. May I have more than 1 house on my property?
34. What is required on a (non-surveyed) plat plan for a building/zoning permit?
35. What are setbacks?
36. What is my setback (how to determine)?
37. What is an accessory building/structure?
38. May I construct an accessory building/structure before I build my house?
39. Is there a height limit for my accessory building/structure?
40. What is the maximum size for an accessory building/structure?
41. May I place an accessory building/structure in my front yard?
42. What is the setback for an accessory building/structure?
43. What is the setback for an accessory building/structure on a double frontage lot (a road frontage on the front and rear)?
44. Do I need a building/zoning permit for an accessory structure, which is less than 150 square feet?
45. Is a building/zoning permit required for a fence/wall?
46. What is the setback for a fence/wall?
47. Do I need a sign permit?
48. What is the maximum permitted size and height of a sign?