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 comes 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 goes 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 Location
Development Services Center (540) 658-8650   1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Building Permits (540) 658-8650 E-Mail 1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Residential Building Lot Securities (540) 658-4503 E-Mail 1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Securities  (540) 658-4503 E-Mail 1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Grading Permits  (540) 658-4503 E-Mail 1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Building Review, Code Compliance and Inspections (540) 658-8950 E-Mail 2126 Richmond Hwy, Suite 201
Erosion and Sediment Control/ Stormwater Code Compliance (540) 658-4887 E-Mail 2128 Richmond Hwy, Suite 203
Environmental Plan Review
(Chesapeake Bay, Floodplains, Wetlands) 
(540) 658-4887 E-Mail 2126 Richmond Hwy, Suite 203