1. CDSC Hours

    The Community Development Service Center's operational hours will change beginning January 1st, 2019 to 9:00am to 4:30pm on Thursdays. We will be open during our regular hours, 8:00am to 4:30pm on all other workdays.
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The Building Division of the Stafford County Department of Public Works receives building permit applications for all residential and commercial building projects in Stafford County. Prior to issuing a building permit, most permit applications must be reviewed to ensure that plans are in compliance with the most recent update of the building code. This process often involves review from the Zoning Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning to ensure the project complies with current zoning regulations. Once a project has been approved and issued a building permit, the project will be inspected by building inspectors at all phases of construction. 

Provides assistance for many building-related issues, including the inspection of damaged structures from fire or storms, and assistance in the resolution of homeowner and contractor disputes.

 Effective immediately, Building Plan Reviewers will be available by appointment only.  Please call (540) 658-8950 to schedule an appointment to meet with a Plan Reviewer.