Design & 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

 Section 100

 General Information and Policies

 effective
Feb. 5, 2011

 Section 200

 Definitions

 adopted
June 6, 2006

 Section 300

 Fire Safety Systems

 effective
Feb. 5, 2011

 Section 400

 Water Supply Systems

 adopted
June 6, 2006

 Section 500

 Sanitary Sewer Systems

 adopted
June 6, 2006

 Section 600

 Transportation Systems

 effective
Feb. 5, 2011

 Section 700

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

 effective
July 18, 2009

New Section 700 Environmental Systems 
 (Grading Floodplains Erosion & Sediment Control, etc.)

​effective
July 1, 2014

 Section 800

 Buffer Areas Landscaping & Tree Cover Requirements

 effective 
April 12, 2014

 Section 900

 Parks & Schools

 adopted
June 6, 2006

 Section 1000

 Highway Corridor Overlay District Regulations

 effective 
Jan. 1, 2012

 
For more information on the DCSM please email LDD@pwcgov.org.  
 
 
Related Pages:
 
 
Related Documents:
  • Summary of DCSM Amendments since Aug. 5, 2006 (updated March 2014)

  • 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.