The inspector did not show up to do my deck inspection. What happens now?
All inspections are, if possible, completed by the date they are scheduled. There are times due to number/ volume of inspections or personnel staffing where all inspections scheduled for a given day may not be completed. If the inspector sees they will not complete their inspection schedule for the day, the inspector will rank the inspections based on priority. The following project types may receive priority at the inspector’s discretion:

• Holdovers from the previous day
• Homeowners (as many take time from work to meet the inspector)
• Concrete pours as the concrete delivery is scheduled and anticipated
• Final inspections for new homes (as this affects closing dates and moving plans)
• Ditches/ trenches that pose a hazard
• Electrical service inspections that require power interruptions

As you can see there are many circumstances that require a sense of urgency. We appreciate your patience as we make every effort to provide efficient service to Stafford County residents and contractors.

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. The neighbor started building something on his house without a permit; shouldn't they have one?
3. What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?
4. Why does my permit need a plan review?
5. When will my permit be ready?
6. Is there any way to expedite my plan review?
7. Can I submit my application before I have all the necessary information/attachments?
8. How long is my permit valid?
9. 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?
10. Do I have to hire a contractor?
11. What building code does Stafford County use for residential projects?
12. How do I schedule an Inspection?
13. Why can’t I schedule my inspection for today?
14. Why can’t I get an exact time my inspector will be at my house for an inspection?
15. What’s my next inspection?
16. Do I need to pay the re-inspection fee before I can schedule another inspection?
17. My inspection report says “not ready”. What does that mean and why didn’t I get a full inspection?
18. The inspector did not show up to do my deck inspection. What happens now?