MS4 Stormwater Permit Program

The County is designated as a Phase II small MS4, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 Stormwater Permit Program. The County was issued a General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on October 29, 2018 and will expire on October 31, 2023.

Stafford County is required to provide an Annual Report during the term of the MS4 Stormwater General Permit (2018-2023). This Annual Report is submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and describes the County's yearly progress towards meeting the requirements of the Permit.

A paper copy of the 2018-23 Program Plan is available at 2126 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203, Stafford, VA 22554.

Please report potential illicit discharges, improper disposal or spills to the MS4, complaints regarding land disturbing activities, or other potential stormwater pollution concerns by calling (540) 658-8830.
MS4 Permit requirements include providing the public the opportunity to provide input on the ‘Program Plan’.  Program Plan elements are identified in Part 1C of the permit program (referenced above). 

For questions regarding the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater, the MS4 Program Plan, or to submit general comments, please email the Department of Public Works - Code Review & Inspection - Environmental Division.