Development Services

Contact Us

Paul Santay
Chief Director of Development Services & Community Development

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 339 Stafford, VA 22555
Physical Address: Community Development Service Center; 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22554
Hours: The CDSC is open M-W, F from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thurs 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Building Permits
Sarah Hart
CDSC Manager 
For questions, please send an email to and a staff member will gladly assist you.
(540) 658-8650

Building Division: Inspections & Review
Cary Jamison
Building Official
(540) 658-8950

Environmental Division
Emily Torrey
Deputy Environmental Programs Administrator

Developer Securities Division
Danielle Wagstaff
Securities Administrator
**NOTICE: The new 2021 Building Code cycle came into effect on January 18, 2024. Applicants are permitted to apply under the 2018 Building Code for one year from the date the new code went into effect. To learn more, please click here.**

The Department of Development Services aims to
streamline the processes that
citizens and businesses must go through for building and development projects in Stafford County.  

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Development Services Divisions

Division Phone Number E-Mail
Development Services Center (540) 658-8650
Building Permits (540) 658-8650
Residential Building Lot Securities (540) 658-4503
Securities  (540) 658-4503
Grading Permits  (540) 658-4503
Building Review, Code Compliance and Inspections (540) 658-8950
Erosion and Sediment Control/ Stormwater Code Compliance (540) 658-4887
Environmental Plan Review
(Chesapeake Bay, Floodplains, Wetlands) 
(540) 658-4887