Public Works

Do I need a building permit?

The neighbor started building something on his house without a permit; shouldn't they have one?

What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?

Why does my permit need a plan review?

When will my permit be ready?

Is there any way to expedite my plan review?

Can I submit my application before I have all the necessary information/attachments?

How long is my permit valid?

I haven't completed any inspections on the permit that was issued to me for work to be done at my home. It has been more than six months; do I need to re-apply for a new permit?

Do I have to hire a contractor?

What building code does Stafford County use for residential projects?

How do I schedule an Inspection?

Why can't I schedule my inspection for today?

Why can't I get an exact time my inspector will be at my house for an inspection?

What's my next inspection?

Do I need to pay the re-inspection fee before I can schedule another inspection?

My inspection report says "not ready". What does that mean and why didn't I get a full inspection?

The inspector did not show up to do my deck inspection. What happens now?