Development Services

building a better computer system

Our new development software, Energov, is being implemented. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new customer-friendly system!

Online Service

Due to the City’s implementation of Energov, our new development permitting software, the current online system will not be available after February 28, 2018.  Please note that during the transition, only those permits created on or before February 14, 2018 will be able to continue to use the current online system.

For permits created after February 14, 2018, please contact our office for assistance while our new Customer Self Service online features are being finalized.  PlanStatusBuilding@manassasva.go                      

Contact us at
with questions or comments. 
  • Check the status of building permits and plan reviews
  • Pay permit fees
  • Schedule building/trade inspections
  • Verify the status of inspections

Expedited Commercial Plan  Review Program 

We're here to help expedite the review and approval of plans for smaller commercial projects in existing buildings and shell buildings that have received final inspection.  
fast track
 Please contact Eric Lowe at
(703) 257-8273, or or 
to learn more about the Fast Track Program.
Code Updates
The update to Article 3 (landscaping, fencing, and screening requirements) and Article 9 (transportation standards and specifications) of the DCSM are complete and in effect.

Updates to the City’s 
zoning ordinance are complete and went into effect on August 22, 2016.

The Department of Housing and Community Development adopted the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) effective July 14, 2014.

Street/Roadway Work
Work Zone Traffic Control Form

must be on file with the City's Site Inspector prior to commencement of any work in roadways. 

Plans & Sureties

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Overview and Mission
The mission of the Development Services Division is to provide professional and courteous, building, site development, zoning, property maintenance, plan review, and permitting services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the city's present and future generations, businesses, and visitors so that Manassas may continue to grow and prosper while maintaining and enhancing its quality of life. We accomplish this goal by providing processes that are efficient, predictable, and transparent and with services that are both timely and accurate. We strive to discover, communicate, and implement solutions to meet the needs of all clients.