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
Please see below for proposed amendments effective July 1, 2021
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
Please see below for proposed amendments effective July 1, 2021
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 required to comply with current state stormwater regulations. 

Please submit all comments on the draft to: dcsmrevisions@manassasva.gov no later than May 28, 2021. It is anticipated these changes will be effective July 1, 2021.

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