DCSM, Letters to Industry and Technical Memos

The Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) provides technical and administrative requirements for land development in the City of Manassas. Amendments (Letters to Industry and Technical Memos) serve as interpretations, corrections, and updates between DCSM adoptions.

Category Article Adopted Amendments
General Information Article 1  
Site Plan & Subdivision Submission Process Article 2
Historic Preservation, Landscaping, Fencing, and Screening Requirements Article 3  
Erosion Control Requirements Article 4  
Water Distribution System Article 5
Fire Service Systems Article 6
Sanitary Sewer Systems Article 7
Storm Drain Systems Article 8
Transportation Standards and Specifications Article 9
Geotechnical Guidelines Article 10  
Miscellaneous Standards and Specifications Article 11
Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention Article 13  
Storm Drainage Exhibits Appendix A  
Standard Forms Plan Review Appendix B
Standard Forms of "legal" Agreement Appendix C  

DCSM Amendments
Amendments to the DCSM will be released for a minimum 30-day comment period prior to becoming effective. Comments on amendments can be submitted to dcsmrevisions@manassasva.gov

Article Summary & Draft Documents
Storm Drain Systems Updates to Chapter 8, Storm Systems of the City of Manassas  and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) to replace the existing chapter and LTI #11 & LTI #12. These changes are effective as of July 1, 2021.

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