Stafford County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a body of seven citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Commissioner represents an election district. State Code requires that the Planning Commission review and make recommendations of the County's Comprehensive Plan, changes to the subdivision and zoning ordinances, rezonings, and conditional use permits. 

The Planning Commission has approval authority of preliminary subdivision plans, waivers of subdivision requirements, and requests for determination of compliance with the Comprehensive Plan. The subdivision ordinance allows the Planning Commission to have discretionary approval of any request for waivers of the subdivision ordinance requirements. 


The County’s Planning Commission is presently conducting a 5-Year Update to the Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan sets goals and policies for the future use of land in the County and how it impacts demographics, the environment, and public infrastructure.  The current Plan covers the time period of 2016 through 2036.  As part of the update process, the Planning Commission is seeking input from citizens.  Your thoughts and ideas are valued and greatly appreciated.  Click HERE to view the current Comprehensive Plan. If you have any comments that you would like to share with the Planning Commission for this Update, please send them to .


6:00 PM
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
Board of Supervisors Chambers
George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA   22554

live stream
*Only available during meeting. Video Archives can be
found on our Regional Web TV page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available in the Agenda Center prior to the  meetings and will be posted online by noon on Friday  prior to each meeting.  Minutes are available following  approval.

NOTE:  Agendas & Minutes prior to year 2016 are  housed in the Archive Center.

Mobile Access Instructions

Public Hearings
The Planning Commission meetings will begin at 6:00 PM.  The public is allowed in the Government Center, and can also access the meeting via livestream.  

Members Officers Election Districts
Steven Apicella Chairman Falmouth
Darrell English   Hartwood
Barton Randall Vice Chairman Garrisonville
Albert Bain   George Washington
Kristen Barnes   Rock Hill
Dexter Cummings   Griffis-Widewater
Fillmore McPherson Secretary Aquia

Board Representatives

The Planning Commission also has a representative to serve an advisory function on the Technical Review Committee (TRC), Architectural Review Board (ARB), and Parks and Recreation Commission.