News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Meeting Notice #4

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA –The Wednesday, January 16, 2019, meeting scheduled for the Cemetery Committee has been canceled. The Committee will meet next on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Planning Conference R...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Meeting Notice #3

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Two information meetings for the Comprehensive Road Evaluation traffic study of Stafford County were scheduled for this week. The first, scheduled for this evening, has been canceled due to inclement ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Meeting Notice #2

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The meeting dates and locations for the Wetlands Board, the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes Board and the Chesapeake Bay Board have been changed. The committees will meet next on Monday, January 14, 2019, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Training Advisory for January 11, 2019 through January 25, 2019

Training Advisory for January 11, 2019 through January 25, 2019

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA.

Marine Corps Base Quantico operates 43 live fire ranges that support training

from small arms to explosive demolitions to artillery fire to the delivery of

live ae...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Meeting Notice #1

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Planning Commission Cluster Policy Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Activities Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, St...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Meeting Notice #77

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Monday, December 17, 2018, meeting scheduled for the Community Policy and Management Team has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the First Fl...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Stafford County to Apply for Grant

Stafford, VA – Stafford County Government intends to apply for a grant to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative. This program allows jurisdictions to provide financial ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #74

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Following the November 6 election, newly re-elected Board of Supervisors member Tom Coen, George Washington District, will be sworn in on Monday, November 19, 2018. A special ceremony will take place ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #73

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the November 20, 2018, meeting scheduled for the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) has been changed. The board will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Tr...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Meeting Notice #71

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Stafford County will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Armed Services Memorial located at the rear of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Staffo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Meeting Notice #67

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Community Policy and Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, October 15, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC o...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Meeting Notice #66

 

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the first November Board of Supervisors meeting has changed due to the elections. The Board will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Board Cham...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Stafford County Electoral Board Public Notice

Stafford County Electoral Board Public Notice

Stafford, VA – Please find attached a public notice from the Stafford County Electoral Board regarding events surrounding the General Election on November 7, 2018. The notice lists helpful information on absent...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Columbus Day

COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY

Stafford, Va. – All County offices and departments will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018, for the Columbus Day holiday except a few. All Stafford courts and offices of the Rappahannock Area Health District will be closed. &...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Meeting Notice #64

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Utilities Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the Geor...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Meeting Notice #63

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the G...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Meeting Notice #62

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Joint Schools Working Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Meeting Notice #61

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the Geor...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Meeting Notice #60

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Meeting Notice #59

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Legislative Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the County Adminis...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Meeting Notice #58

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Legislative Affairs Committee will meet on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Administration Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Ro...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Labor Day Holiday

STAFFORD OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR LABOR DAY

 

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. All courts will be closed as well as offices of the Rappahann...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Meeting Notice #57

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA – The Joint Schools Working Committee will meet on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #56

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Community Policy and Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in C...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #55

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) August meeting has been rescheduled. The board will meet on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Finance Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr....

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Meeting Notice #53

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Historical Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Meeting Notice #51

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the Economic Development Authority meeting scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2018, has been changed. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Ch...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Meeting Notice #50

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Electoral Board will meet on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the General Registrar’s Office of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Meeting Notice #49

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Due to a malfunction in an air conditioning unit in the George L. Gordon, Jr., building, most of the building is without air conditioning. As of 10:30 a.m., the Gordon building is closed for business....

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Meeting Notice #48

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The By-Laws Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #47

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

Stafford, VA – The time for the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, has been changed. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #46

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The By-Laws Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Meeting Notice #45

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

Stafford, VA – The time for the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, has been changed. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Meeting Notice #44

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA –The Stafford County Electoral Board will meet on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. in the Clerk of Courts Conference Room of the Stafford County Courthouse located at 1225 Courtho...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Meeting Notice #42

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The June 18, 2018, meetings of the Wetlands Board, the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes Board and the Chesapeake Bay Board have been canceled. The committees will meet next on Monday, Ju...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Memorial Day Holiday

STAFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, facilities, and all courts will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. The Rappahannock Regional Landfill and all offices...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Meeting Notice #41

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Economic Development Authority will hold their annual business appreciation reception on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Potomac Winery located at 275 D...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Meeting Notice #40

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA - The Planning Commission A-1 Uses Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center 1300 Courthouse Road, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Meeting Notice #39

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chamb...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Meeting Notice #38

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Historical Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room A...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Media Advisory #37

STAFFORD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2018 VIRGINIA EMERGENCY SUPPORT TEAM EXERCISE 

 

There will be a full-scale exercise on May 7, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the planned incident site of Embrey Mill Community and Embrey Mill Park. Sta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Meeting Notice #35

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Meeting Notice #34

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA –The time for the Board of Supervisors bus tour of Crow’s Nest Harbour on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, has been changed. The Board will leave for the tour at 3:30 p.m. Crow&...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Meeting Notice #33

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Board of Supervisors will participate in a bus tour of Crow’s Nest Harbour on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Crow’s Nest Harbour is adjacent to the C...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Meeting Notice #31

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The time for the Public Safety Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018, has been changed. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Meeting Notice #30

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA - The Planning Commission A-1 Uses Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Activities Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Meeting Notice # 29

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference R...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 28, 2018

BOS Budget Meetings

The Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the Proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the FY2019 Proposed Budget, at their 7:00 p.m. Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The meeting will be in the Board Chambers...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 19, 2018

BOS FY2019 Budget Work Session

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA –The Board of Supervisors will meet for a Full Board FY2019 Budget Work Session on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Governmen...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Public Safety, BOS Budget Work Session, BOS Meeting, BOS and SB Joint Budget Work Session, FAB

 

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – Due to work on the FY2019 Budget, the schedule of the meetings of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, has been altered. Please see details below.

The time...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 13, 2018

BOS Work Session, PRCF

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Board of Supervisors will meet for an FY-2019 Budget Work Session on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Cente...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Planning Commission and Utilities Commission, BZA, BOS Town Hall, Planning Commission Landscape Stan

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Planning Commission and Utilities Commission will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers. Immediately following the joint ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Parks and Recreation Commission

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rowser Complex, 1739 Jefferson Highway, Stafford, VA 22554. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a User...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Shelton Public Meeting, Snellings Town Hall, PC A-1 Subcommittee, Embrey Mill CDA

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Supervisor Cindy Shelton, Aquia District, will hold a public meeting regarding Aquia Growth Management on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Stafford Hospital Education Center, 101 Hospital Center Bou...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Infrastructure, Wetlands Board, Coastal Primary Sand Dunes, Chesapeake, ARB

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The time of the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Infrastructure Committee has been changed. The committee will meet on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Governme...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 22, 2018

CMPT, Vista Woods Town Hall, Planning Commission

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

 

The Community Policy and Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will hold a training session for its new members on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Administration Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. The...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2018

President’s Day Holiday

STAFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, facilities and all courts will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, for the President’s Day holiday. All offices...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 9, 2018

PC E-Commerce, PC Landscape, Coastal Primary Sand Dunes, Chesapeake Bay, Wetlands, Joint Schools

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

The Planning Commission E-Commerce Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, S...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Board - Legislative Liaison Meeting

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

Members of the Stafford Board of Supervisors will meet with the Board’s legislative liaison for an update on the status of the Board’s General Assembly Initiatives as part of VACo County Government Day on...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Planning Commission E-Commerce Subcommittee Planning Commission

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA – The Planning Commission E-Commerce Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 31, 2018

BOS, Planning Commission Landscape Standards Subcommittee

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA – The evening session of the Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Board of Supervisors meeting has been canceled as there are no public hearings. The 3:00 p.m. session will take place in the Board Chambers of the...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Chairman Meg Bohmke Community Meeting, R-Board

Stafford, VA – Stafford Board of Supervisors Chairman Meg Bohmke, Falmouth District, will hold a Community Meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Falmouth Elementary School, 1000 Forbes Street, Falmouth, VA 22405. ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Parking and Drive Aisle Standards Committee, E-Commerce, A-1 Uses Subcommittee

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA –The Planning Commission Parking and Drive Aisle Standards Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government C...

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Public Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Stafford County Seeking Citizen Input on Broadband Survey

Broadband

The Stafford County Telecommunications Commission, supported by Stafford County, is conducting a survey to analyze the availability of broadband in the county. The survey will also include collecting data on the way citizens receive broadband and their le...

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County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

UPDATE: Officials Holding Information Meetings on Transportation Study

trans

UPDATED: Two information meetings for the Comprehensive Road Evaluation traffic study of Stafford County were scheduled for this week. The first, scheduled for this evening, has been canceled due to inclement weather and and has been rescheduled for Wedne...

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County News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Stafford's State of the County: Reflecting on a Year of Progress

stateofthecounty

There are many ways to measure progress. More often than not, progress is made behind the scenes, or it is one of a series of steps over many years that will eventually lead to identifiable accomplishments. For Stafford County, 2018 has several visible ac...

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County News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

2019 Update - Brooke Road Closing for Safety Improvements

Brooke-Road web

JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: Due to several weather delays, the Brooke Road project will extend road closures until the end of February 2019. 

UPDATE TO STORY: The date of the start of the four-month closure to the Stafford County Brooke Road safety impro...

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County News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Record Rainfall Reveals Flood Prone Areas

floodplain

If you think it’s rained more than ever this year and you’ve seen more flooding than in recent years, there’s a reason. The National Weather Service officially declared 2018 the “wettest calendar year” on ...

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County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Winter Weather Information Always Accessible

winer

Winter is coming and now is the time to prepare so that you are ready before the first snowflake falls. Stafford County strives to be open at all times for citizens to conduct business, but there are occasions when the weather makes that challenging.

How d...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Stafford Gymnastics Produces First Division I Signee

gym

When Abigail Whitehead steps on the Rutgers University campus next fall, she will take a little bit of Stafford County with her. Abigail, or “Abbey” as she is called, will enroll as a student athlete, representing the Stafford Gymnastics Center team, the ...

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County News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Stafford Devises a Strategic Plan to Take the County into the Future

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When people start to think about what Stafford County will look like in 2040, all sorts of ideas and thoughts come to mind. The tricky part is taking the time to create a meaningful path on which to build upon for the future. Over the summer, Stafford’s B...

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County News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Multiple Options Make for Easy Payments

taxday

Stafford County Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the second half of 2018 are due Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Stafford Treasurer’s Office encourages citizens to pay by the due date to avoid additional penalties. There are many convenient wa...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Good Samaritans and Fire and Rescue Personnel Save Citizen's Life

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When Jim Kendrick left his Hartwood home on September 10, 2018, he did not know that he was about to become part of an elite group of people – the less than 8% of people annually who survive in experiencing cardiac arrest outside a hospital. Unexpectedly,...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Pet Adoption Process Enhanced by New Animal Shelter

Gray-Cat-web

Stafford’s new state-of-the-art animal shelter opened almost five months ago, and its meaningful impact is already being felt at the shelter and in the lives of Stafford’s homeless animals. The spacious shelter gives animals more room to move around both ...

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County News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Stafford to Honor Veterans with Special Ceremony

Memorial

Stafford’s Armed Services Memorial is unique in that it is meant to be a living memorial – it honors the living as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. When volunteers on the Armed Services Memorial Commission and Working Group planned the memor...

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County News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Common Stafford Courts Questions Answered

Courthouse

One of the most popular topics of calls to Stafford’s Citizens Assistance Office is where and how to use the courts. People want to know where to get concealed weapons permits, where to pay fines and how to get a marriage license. Is there someone there w...

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County News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Virginia Cooperative Extension Offers Many Things to Stafford’s Residents

lawn

Root rot, leaf spots, brown patch – these are all things Stafford residents may be noticing in their yards right now. Thanks to a rainy spring, summer and so far, fall, our landscapes are seemingly under attack. Do not despair. There’s an office out there...

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County News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Stafford and Fredericksburg Work Together to Make the Rappahannock River Safer

riverweb

Members of Stafford Fire and Rescue and its Swift Water Rescue Team were looking for a better way to locate recreational users in trouble on the Rappahannock River. They teamed up with the City of Fredericksburg to install a “mile marker” system to aid pe...

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Stafford County YouTube County News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Joint County Effort Enhances Safety of Students

jointradiosweb

Communication is critical in a time of emergency. This school year, thanks to a concerted effort between Stafford County Government, the Sheriff’s Office, Schools and a local Motorola contractor, Stafford’s school bus drivers will be able to communicate v...

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County News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Annual 9/11 Ceremony Honors Lives of Service

911-Story-Web

While the events of September 11, 2001, affected the entire country, there was an extra significance for those in the New York City and Pentagon sites. Members of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office assisted in both New York City and the Pentagon in the days fo...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Stafford Seeks to Help Identify Invasive Noxious Weed

Giant-Hogweed---Web

It looks like Queen Anne’s Lace on steroids. However, it’s infinitely more dangerous and should be reported. What is it? It’s called Hogweed, an invasive, dangerous weed whose appearance is in direct contrast to its name. Although it has not been found in...

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County News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Landfill Efforts at Sustainability Proving Successful

landfillweb

A few years ago, the Regional Landfill was facing a deficit and an uncertain future. The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) came up with a strategy to put the landfill back on track financially, and those steps appear to indicate...

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County News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Stafford Asks for Citizen Input on Future Bike and Pedestrian Trails

biketrailweb

When it comes to planning new bike and pedestrian trails, Stafford County is looking to the experts for advice – the people who use the trails. Stafford is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan and is asking for citizen input. The goal is to...

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County News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Stafford's Continued Partnership with Hospital Brings Benefits to Community

socialservicesweb

One of the biggest negative impacts to an individual’s wellbeing is the lack of access to insurance and consistent healthcare. Stafford’s Department of Social Services is continuing to work with the Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund via a grant to ...

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County News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

County Departments Teaming Together to Clean Up Historic Port of Falmouth.

cleanup2web

Record rainfalls have hit the Historic Port of Falmouth Park hard. According to the National Weather Service, different parts of Stafford County received rainfall amounts in a range of six to fifteen inches during the month of July alone, most of which ev...

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County News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Annual National Night Out Celebration Coming Up in Stafford

nationalnightoutweb

Smiles are the first thing you notice about Stafford’s annual National Night Out celebration at Stafford Marketplace. Last year, more than 8,000 people enjoyed the fantastic family-friendly event sponsored by the Stafford Sheriff’s Office. National Night ...

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County News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Belmont Ferry Farm Trail Extension Coming Soon

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Construction has begun on Phase 4 of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail which will connect at the current terminus in the John Lee Pratt Memorial Park and tie the trail into the Chatham Bridge, providing safe access to the City of Fredericksburg for pedestrians...

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County News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Call for Volunteers to Help with Yankees in Falmouth Cleanup

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The recent historic flooding of the Rappahannock River this spring continues to affect the area around it. The latest misfortune has fallen on a cherished community event known as “Yankees in Falmouth.” It is at risk of cancelation due to the large amount...

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County News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Summer Reading at Stafford Libraries

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Libraries are great when we need to study, a place to meet with friends, or enjoy a wonderful learning environment built for everyone, especially in the summer. Stafford County partners with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library System to operate the ...

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County News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Wayside Project to Improve Courthouse Area Utilities Infrastructure

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Stafford County Utilities is beginning a project in the “wayside area” near the intersection of Hope Road and U.S. Route 1 to improve sewage drainage in the Stafford Courthouse area. The project will take approximately nine to ten months and is budgeted a...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Deciding When to Call 911

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Most people know to call 911 during an emergency but what if you’re not sure it’s an emergency? When should you call 911 or when should you call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number? Lt. Lee Peters of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communica...

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County News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Stafford Saves You Time with DMV Select and DMV Connect

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With local Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices located at Massaponax and the far end of Garrisonville Road, it can be difficult for people living in between to squeeze in a trip to the DMV. Stafford fills that gap by providing DMV Select se...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

New System Safeguards Health of Fire and Rescue Personnel

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Stafford County is installing exhaust capture and removal systems in its stations to protect the health of its Fire and Rescue personnel. The diesel engines parked in the bays of stations produce a mixture of toxic gases and particulates from the combusti...

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County News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Widewater State Park Set to Open in Fall 2018

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A beautiful new 1,100-acre state park is set to open on the Widewater peninsula in late September. The park, which is bordered by both the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, is being built in three phases with a $43 million budget. It will feature recreationa...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Where Do You Go to Do That?

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Stafford County Government has many departments which serve the public – which means, it can be hard to figure out where to start when you have a question. We’ve polled our employees and come up with the 15 Most Asked Questions in Stafford County Governme...

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County News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

New Animal Shelter Designed to Enrich Lives

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Stafford’s new Animal Shelter is designed to enhance the lives of animals giving them an improved chance at adoption, and in turn, adding positive additions to the families in the area. Gone are the days of concrete block buildings with no natural spaces....

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County News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Summer Increases Driving Concerns

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Stafford County reminds you that the long days of summer mean more people on the road and outside. Take the time to be a little extra cautious to keep everyone safe. Children are out of school, which means more kids are playing in and around neighborhood ...

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County News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Awards Applaud Preservation Efforts in Stafford

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Historic preservation does not happen without vision, dedication and hard work. In Stafford, a county whose history stretches back to 1664, many people are committed to keeping that history alive. The Stafford County Historical Commission names awardees o...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Stafford to Remember the Fallen With Armed Services Memorial Ceremony

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A priority of the Stafford Armed Services Memorial Commission was to create a place where people could come for quiet contemplation to remember those who have fallen in service to our country. This year, Stafford will hold the first of an annual ceremony ...

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County News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Mantra That Keeps Stafford Beautiful

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Tossing those cans and paper products into the recycling bin is a good practice, but there’s something you can do that is even better than recycling: reduce and reuse. Our grandparents were ahead of their time when they saved every scrap of aluminum foil ...

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County News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Foster Parenting Changes Lives in Stafford County

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Most volunteers in Stafford County go home at the end of the day. Foster parents volunteer around the clock to give a child a sense of permanency, well-being and safety – the mantra of the Stafford Department of Social Services. May is National Foster Car...

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County News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Stone from Stafford's Government Island Receives International Interest

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Aquia sandstone, quarried from Stafford’s Government Island, will be the star of a special symposium at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 2 as well as the centerpiece of an ongoing exhibit in Scotland. For this event, the White House Historical ...

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County News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Stafford Continues the Budget Process with Tax Rate Adoption

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors continued the FY2019 Budget process by holding public hearings on tax rates for real estate, the Garrisonville Road Service District and the Hidden Lake Service District. Before this meeting, the Board of Supervisors did vo...

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County News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Stafford Hosts Future Leaders in Student Government Day Event

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Seniors from Stafford’s five high schools came to Stafford County this week to get a glimpse of local government, even participating in a mock Board of Supervisors meeting. The students were there for Student Government Day, an annual event where students...

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County News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Join the Citizens Academy and Learn How Stafford Operates

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Local government comes alive at the Stafford Citizens Academy. During the weekly classes running May 3 – May 24, Stafford County staff members describe in detail the inner workings of the public decision process and the role that citizens can serve within...

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County News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Online Offerings Save Time and Streamline Services for Citizens and Patrons

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Stafford recently introduced an online permitting system, adding another offering to its system of online payments designed to streamline services for citizens and patrons. “Dynamic Portal,” an online application system, has been integrated with Stafford’...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Stafford Moves on Partial Repeal of Cluster Ordinance

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors passed a partial repeal of its cluster development regulations at the Board meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and in a separation action requested that the use of “open space” be further explored by the Planning ...

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County News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Aquia Town Center Looks to Move Forward

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Mosaic Realty Partners continues to look forward with redevelopment plans for the Aquia Town Center, a multi-million dollar investment area that will significantly enhance the gateway to Route 1. The County supports Mosaic’s continuing efforts behind the ...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Stafford Preparing to Flush Water System

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If you see water running down the street, don’t worry – Stafford Utilities is not wasting water; the water system is being flushed. Stafford is preparing to commence a “flush and burn” of the entire water system to ensure the continued delivery of high-qu...

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County News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Proposed FY2019 Budget Presented to Board

County Administrator, Thomas C. Foley, presented the Proposed FY2019 Budget to the Stafford County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 6. The proposed $573 million all funds budget addresses several of the board's priorities on public safety, education...

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County News
Posted on: March 3, 2018

Rappahannock Regional Landfill Suspending Charges to Aid with Cleanup

The Rappahannock Regional Landfill is suspending charges at the Regional Landfill for storm debris until March 12, 2018. This action is to aid residents in cleanup from the high wind storm that hit the area. Residents of Stafford and the City of Frederick...

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County News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stafford Utilities to Perform Smoke Tests in South Stafford

Neighborhoods in Stafford County range from post-war housing to brand new neighborhoods. The utilities infrastructure supporting these neighborhoods also varies in age. Stafford County is continually identifying ways to enhance its infrastructure to be mo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Stafford Reconsidering Cluster Developments

Stafford officials are considering revamping the cluster development ordinance because it does not appear to be meeting the intended goals for land preservation and intended subdivision practices as envisioned by the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commi...

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County News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Annual YouthFirst Conference Brings Broadway Star and Solutions to Youth Services Professionals

King Mustafa heads the bill at the 12th annual Youth First Conference on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. Alton Fitzgerald Brown, Broadway star of “The Lion King” and many other productions, will be the keynote speaker at the a...

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Posted on: September 9, 2011

Sign Up for Cancellation & Closure Alerts

Sign up for Stafford Alert to receive important announcements about our facility and field closures. 

Stafford Alert is used to send emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to Stafford citizens via cell phones, pagers, blackberries, and email...

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Posted on: December 22, 2005

Looking for Instructors!

Earn some extra money teaching recreational classes! 

We contract with instructors to teach various activities for youth and adults.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS PUBLIC HEARINGS - January 29, 2019

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The Stafford County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Cente...

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Planning
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Application Submittal Policy Change Notification

Due to the volume of submission and length of time to process paper applications, beginning Monday, February 26, 2018, the Community Development Service Center (CDSC) will no longer be accepting paper applications on behalf of the Department of Planning a...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Stafford County Holiday Hours

STAFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY,

COURTS CLOSED JANUARY 18 AND 21

Stafford, Va. – In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Stafford offices, departments and facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Mountain View Volunteer Fire Initiates Investigation of Funds

After completing an internal investigation into the accounting of the Mountain View Volunteer Fire Station 4, the station’s leadership suspected wrongdoing within the department. They performed an extensive audit of the books confirming their su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Stafford Fire and Rescue to Hold Regional Exercise

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Stafford, VA – Stafford Fire and Rescue will be holding a Mass Casualty Incident Exercise on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford,...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

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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