Richmond VA > Services

Last Updated: 2010-03-24


Service Name Service Business Unit Date Updated
Environmental Health The Richmond City Health District is responsible for inspecting and regulating city restaurants, hotels and motels, barber and beauty shops, drinking water, milk and dairy products, swimming pools and marinas, and sewage disposal. The department also responds to environmental complaints such as pest control, animal nuisances and toxic substances. For more information, please call (804) 205-3912. Richmond City Health District 2009-11-01
Early Childhood Development
The Early Childhood Development Initiaive offers parenting workshops at various locations throughout the city in partnership with community organizations. Workshops are available on such topics as Nurturing Parenting, positive discipline and helping young children manage their own behavior. Workshops are free of charge and include child watch and other incentives. Social Services
Public Library
Emergency Assistance
(EA Housing)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support & Independence Division offers Emergency Asssitance providing short-term, limited financial assistance to individuals and families with children following a fire, natural disaster, or housing crisis. Social Services 2018-05-03
Employment Assistance
(Careers, Internships, Volunteers)
The Department of Social Services encourages recipients to apply for all available City of Richmond career vacancies, student academic internships, and volunteer opportunities. Social Services 2015-08-14
Energy Assistance
(Heat, Cooling)
The Department of Social Services Economic Support & Independence Division offers Energy Asssitance providing financial assistance to households with immediate heating and cooling needs. Social Services 2018-05-03
Employment with the City of Richmond Online Application Human Resources 2009-08-24
Encroachments Any use of, or construction within, a public right-of-way is called an encroachment and requires authorization. Most encroachment types may be authorized administratively with the submittal of the City's Administrative Approval Process Encroachment Application, and in a some cases City Council approval may be required. In order to apply for a Council-approved encroachment, complete an encroachment application, with a total of four copies, and submit to Room 110 City Hall, Permits & Services. The application form will guide you to provide information and a survey plat or plan depicting items such as, but not limited to:
  • Length, width, and area of the proposed encroachment.
  • Extension into the public right-of-way.
  • Distance from the encroachment to the next side street right-of-way line.
  • Height above the sidewalk.
  • Width of the sidewalk at the location of the encroachment.
The letter must be accompanied by a $300 check made out to the City of Richmond. This application fee is non-refundable, even if the request is denied. Any Administrative Approval Process Encroachment Application should include the required liability insurance certificate with the initial submittal, but no later than 15 working days after submittal of the application to Room 110 City Hall. In the event the insurance certificate is not received within 15 working days after the submittal, then the application shall become null and void and the applicant will be required to submit a new application and processing fee for approval considerations. (Insurance limits enabled by Ord. 2005-49-122 adopted 06.13.05) For more information, call (804)646-6440.
Planning and Development Review 2009-11-02
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