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Where can I find the outdoor burning laws and regulations for Stafford County?
You can find the laws and regulations on our
Open Burn Laws page.
How do I schedule an inspection?
The Fire Marshal’s Office also a self-inspection program for businesses with a low hazard occupancy. This is conducted on a semi-annual basis followed the next year with an on site inspection from the Fire Marshal’s Office. The Fire Marshal’s Office has also developed a Fire Corps program to assist with the inspection process. Some businesses are required to obtain Fire Code Permit to conduct business in Stafford County.
Review Required Fire Code Permits or contact our office at 540-658-8648 to set up an appointment for an inspection to ensure the proper permits are obtained.
What is the status of my construction plan review?
The Fire Marshals Office assists the Stafford County Building Official by reviewing all fire protection or life safety system design documents submitted for construction permit approval. The status of all construction plan reviews are tracked and coordinated by the Department of Code Administration.
The permit application number (A/P number) associated with the corresponding review is required to use this online service. This online service also provides additional information regarding construction permits including fees, inspection status and the ability for a permit holder to schedule inspections.
The Fire and Rescue Department is just a piece of the overall construction permit process so please contact the Department of Code Administration at 540-658-8650 if you have any questions.
The status of any plan review and any associated plan review comments can be viewed by visiting
Do I need a permit and what type might I need?
You first need to identify the type of facility, process, operation or construction that you would like to accomplish to learn what permit you need. Visit our
Permit Types page for more information.
What is the fee schedule for permits, plan review and inspections?
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors has established and frequently updates an approved fee schedule for these services. For more information, visit our
Fee Schedule page.
Where can I view a copy of the Fire Prevention Code?
You can view a copy at this page on the
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.
Where can I find the ISO Public Protection Classification for Stafford County?
Classification Rating document (PDF).