Community Development Services Center (CDSC)

  1. CDSC Hours

    The Community Development Service Center's operational hours will change beginning January 1st, 2019 to 9:00am to 4:30pm on Thursdays. We will be open during our regular hours, 8:00am to 4:30pm on all other workdays.
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The CDSC highlights the County's continuing commitment to streamline building and development processes by combining permitting, planning, and associated development functions in one service center.  Stafford County Code
  1. Apply Online
  2. Building Permits
  3. Planning & Zoning 
  4. Partner Agencies

Stafford County has integrated its online application system, Dynamic Portal, with its electronic plan review software, ePlans, to allow you to skip the line and apply for building permits online.  

With Dynamic Portal you can:

  • Apply for a building permit;
  • Pay permit fees;
  • Check review status;
  • Schedule or cancel inspections;
  • Check inspection times.

With ePlans you can:

  • Upload drawings and documents for review;
  • Track and view comments;
  • Manage file versions and tasks;
  • Communicate with and receive notifications from County staff;
  • Download and print final approved plans.

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First time user? Contact us to register.

To prevent processing delays, please visit the Public Works Building section for information on submission requirements prior to applying for your permit.

User Guides and Resources:

Quickstart Guide to Applying for Building Permits Online

User's Guide for ePlans:

Video: How to Apply for a Building Permit Online
Video: How to Upload Plans & Plats to ePlans
Video: How to Schedule Inspections with Dynamic Portal
Video: How to Check an Inspection Time or Cancel an Inspection
Video: How to Download Approved Plans Using ePlans 

Technical Guides and Resources:

Video: How to Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker (Internet Explorer)
Video: How to Turn Off UAC (Windows 7)
Video: How to Add ePlans to Trusted Sites


Training sessions for online permitting are offered on the first and third Thursday of every month. Space is limited, please contact us to reserve your spot.