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?


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

Does Not Enforce:

Abandoned Vehicles on Public Streets
Air Quality
Building or Structure Maintenance
Contractors' Licensing
Dead, Dangerous, or Fallen Trees
Food Trucks
Hazardous Materials
HOA Covenants
Hoarding or Trash (inside a home)
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