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Land Development Division
Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM)

 

The Prince William County Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) has been developed and designated to assist the public with the policies and regulations that apply to land development in Prince William County. The provisions contained herein relate primarily to the requirements which apply to the review and approval of site development plans and plats, and construction in accordance with those plans.

 Section

 Title

Effective / Adopted / Updated

 Section 100

 General Information and Policies

Aprroved July 12, 2016
Effective July 12, 2016

 Section 200

 Definitions

 Adopted June 6, 2006

 Section 300

 Fire Safety Systems

 Adopted July 15, 2014
Updated Sept. 15, 2014

 Section 400

 Water Supply Systems

 Adopted June 6, 2006

 Section 500

 Sanitary Sewer Systems

 Adopted June 6, 2006

 Section 600

 Transportation Systems

 Adopted July 15, 2014
Updated August 4, 2015

 Section 700
(July 2009 - June 2014)

 Environmental Systems 
 (Grading Floodplains Erosion & Sediment Control, etc.)

 Effective
July 18, 2009 - June 30, 2014

Section 700
(July 1, 2014 & August 3, 2015)
​ Environmental Systems 
 (Grading Floodplains Erosion & Sediment Control, etc.)

Updated Section 730 Floodplan Management  
Effective  August 3, 2015

 Section 800

 Buffer Areas Landscaping & Tree Cover Requirements

 Adopted Feb. 11, 2014
Effective April 12, 2014
Updated Sept 15, 2014

 Section 900

 Parks & Schools

 Adopted June 6, 2006

 Section 1000

 Highway Corridor Overlay District Regulations

 Adopted July 15, 2014

 
For more information on the DCSM please email LDD@pwcgov.org.  
 
 
Related Pages:
 
 
Related Documents:
  • Administrative Procedures Manual: The Administrative Procedures Manual is normally sold in conjunction with the Prince William County Design and Construction Standards Manual. It contains administrative items and information pertaining to submissions and review of site or subdivision plans/plats submitted for review in Prince William County. Among the information contained in the manual is the minimum submission requirements review process and time frames required plan types permit types and procedures bond/escrow options etc. for land development in Prince William County.

  • DCSM Section 100 July 2016 changes see Attachment A & Attachment B.

  • Article IV - Stormwater Management Code (effective July 1, 2014).

  • Summary of DCSM Amendments from August 2006 until March 2014.
 
 

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