Planning & Zoning


The Planning and Zoning Department provides guidance to the Board of Supervisors and appointed Boards and Commissions in developing the vision of Stafford County. This guidance ensures future orderly development and economic growth that is reflective of the community’s desires and needs. 

Stafford County treats all applications and applicants equally.  The County does not discriminate against religion, or on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, or disability, in its planning, permitting, utilities,  and land use processes.  Stafford welcomes all.

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Application Submittal Policy Change

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan Amendment

Bike and Pedestrian Facilities Plan Update

In 1996, the Board adopted Stafford County’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan. Staff is currently working on updating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan to reflect current conditions, facility needs, related planning efforts, and other factors.  

Are you experiencing streambank or shoreline erosion on your property?

The Virginia Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service, or SEAS, was established in 1980 to help private landowners and localities in Virginia with shoreline erosion problems.  Services are free of charge in tidal and non-tidal areas of the state.


    The Stafford County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA. Read on...
  1. Application Submittal Policy Change Notification

    Notice to all applicants, developers, engineers, surveyors, and any other person who may submit applications and plans for Planning and Zoning development reviews. Read on...
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