Zoning

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 The Department of Planning and Zoning is continuing to serve the customers and citizens of Stafford County in a safe manner.  At the moment, the Planning and Zoning staff are working from remote locations.  Moving forward, customers can continue to communicate with us in a variety of ways.  A contact by application type has been provided for your convenience.  You may also visit our staff directory for additional staff information. For general inquiries, you can call the main office line and leave a voicemail message.  Voicemail Messages will be returned in a timely manner.  

 
What is Zoning?


As established under the Code of Virginia, Zoning provides localities the ability to regulate land uses, density, lot size and coverage of a parcel, structure height, the placement of structures, yard requirements, etc.  Zoning Requirements can be found in Chapter 28 of the Stafford County Code, Zoning Ordinance.  


What does the Zoning Division enforce?

Enforces:

Accessory Structures
Accumulations of Trash on Private Property
Blocking Roadway Site Distance
Commercial & Residential Uses
Commercial Vehicle Parking
Conditional Use Permits
Construction Without a Permit
Dwelling Occupancy
Fencing
Frequency of Trash Removal
Home Businesses
Inoperable Vehicles
Kennel Uses / Number of Animals on a Property
Land Disturbance
Light Trespass
Outdoor Storage
Setbacks
Short Term Rentals on Residential Property
Signs
Tall Grass, Weeds, & Bamboo

Does Not Enforce:

Abandoned Vehicles on Public Streets
Air Quality
Building or Structure Maintenance
Contractors' Licensing
Dead, Dangerous, or Fallen Trees
Dust
Food Trucks
Hazardous Materials
HOA Covenants
Hoarding or Trash (inside a home)
Mold
Mosquitos
Noise
Parking on Public Streets
Pest Infestation
Private Septic Systems & Wells
Property Line Disputes
Snow Removal
State Owned Property
Trash in VDOT Right-of-Way
Unsafe Structures