Securities

Securities, also referred to as bonds or sureties, are funds provided to the county by developers and builders to cover the cost of public improvements associated with development projects should the builder fail to complete the required improvements.

Stafford requires residential and commercial developers to provide securities to ensure completion of certain public improvements within residential and commercial development projects in accordance with approved development plans, current county standards and specifications, and the Developer Security Policy.
  1. Types of Securities
  2. Postings
  3. Fees
  4. Forms
Developer securities are required for the construction of development projects including subdivision and commercial projects. Security fees are determined by the developer's engineer during the plan review process and are subject to the county's review.

Building lot securities are required for construction of individual single family detached and attached residential lots and townhomes to ensure completion of the yard and compliance with county erosion and sediment control requirements.