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County Website – The Official Website of Stafford County, VA.

Municipal Code – The Official Code of Stafford County, VA. Please consult with the county for any recent updates, changes or modifications.

Architectural Review Board - In 1985, the Board of Supervisors designated the Village of Falmouth and 23 other sites in Stafford County as Historic Overlay Districts. According to an issue of Small Towns Institute, there are several good reasons why historic districts are a necessary and viable force in communities across the United States. 

Department of Planning & Zoning - The Planning and Zoning Department provides guidance to the Board of Supervisors and appointed Boards and Commissions in developing the vision of Stafford County that ensures future orderly development and economic growth that is reflective of the community’s desires and needs.

Planning & Zoning Applications and information – Stafford County provides many of their forms and applications in .pdf format.

GIS Mapping - The Geographic Information Systems Office maintains the interactive mapping site. Different viewers are available. Access many county maintained maps.

Stafford County Economic Development - It is the mission of the Department of Economic Development to administer a comprehensive program designed to attract, retain and facilitate the expansion of high quality business, industry and tourism.

Water & Sewer - Water and wastewater services are provided to Stafford residents by the Department of Utilities, which was formed in 1982 to consolidate the South Stafford, Aquia and Hartwood sanitary districts into a single utility system.

The Environmental Section of the Health Department - provides environmental services in three basic areas: restaurant and food program, rabies control program, and sewage and water program.

Stafford County, Virginia

Electric Service - Dominion Virginia Power provides the regulated delivery (distribution) of electricity to your home or business. Ask your local utility about what electricity supplier choices are available to you.

Water & Sewer Service - The Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for purveying safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation.

Columbia Gas of Virginia - Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield County, is one of the nine energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI).  Serving approximately 240,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers, Columbia Gas of Virginia is the third largest natural gas utility in the state. 


The Official Website - of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Business One-Stop - Are you thinking of starting a business in Virginia and need more information? The links on this site are a listing of numerous topics that you may want to consider before starting your business.

Virginia Economic Development  - For out of state resources information.

VDoT – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels.

Adopt a Highway - The Adopt-a-Highway program provides an opportunity for you or your family, business or civic group to clean up litter.

VDot Traffic Data - All of the traffic data publications that The Virginia Department of Transportation produces are available to the public on this web site.  The most recent editions are for calendar year 2008.

Food Services - The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services, has over fifteen hundred food services facilities under permit. The Food Protection Program consist of four major categories; Facility Plan Review, Food Service Personnel Training, Regulatory Inspections & Enforcement Actions.

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) – Controls the distribution of alcoholic beverages; operate efficient, conveniently located retail outlets; enforce the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to alcoholic beverages and youth access to tobacco products; and provide excellent customer service, a reliable source of revenue, and effective public safety.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance - The mission of the Department of Business Assistance is to promote economic growth by helping Virginia businesses prosper.

License Lookup and Disciplinary Actions - The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation provides information regarding the licensee, complaint histories, and disciplinary actions involving licensees. Search by name, license number, or zip code.

Chapter 1 - District of Columbia S.C.O.R.E. Chapter

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce – Covering Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline & King George Counties.

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington - Representing restaurants and the food
service industry in the District of Columbia, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties.


* Stafford County, VA
Stafford County, VA is comprised of many unincorporated neighborhoods and "Urban Villages" that are often referred to as if they were incorporated towns but these areas do not have their own governmental structures. Please refer to the County website for more information.

The Incorporated Towns of Stafford County, Virginia

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