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Stafford County facilities will be open to the public beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. 


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.  Customers are still encouraged to make appointments.

For inspections or to apply for a permit, contact the Community Development Services Center at (540) 658-8650.


  1. Applications
  2. Determinations
  3. Verifications
  4. Flow Charts

What is Zoning?

We regulate land uses, density, lot size and coverage of a parcel, structure height, the placement of structures, yard requirements, etc.  View zoning ordinance...
  1. We Enforce...
  2. We DO NOT Enforce...
  3. Violations
  4. FAQs
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
Frequency of Trash Removal
Home Businesses
Inoperable Vehicles
Kennel Uses / Number of Animals on a Property
Land Disturbance
Light Trespass
Outdoor Storage
Short Term Rentals on Residential Property
Tall Grass, Weeds, & Bamboo