Committed to Excellence
Stafford County Sheriff's Office

Public Safety Center
Ford T. Humphrey Building

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 189
Stafford, VA 22555

Physical Address:
1225 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554


Stafford Alert

Special Event Informational Package & Application

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Code of Stafford County



Code of Virginia



No Shoot Zone Map



Concealed Weapons Permit


Criminal Record Request


Accident Report Request



Domestic Violence Community Resources



Solicitor's Permit Information & Application



Notice of No Trespass



Sound Permit Application



Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request



Tow Quality Assurance Survey



Code of Stafford County

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Code of Virginia

For the Code of Virginia online database offered by the Virginia General Assembly, CLICK HERE.

No Shoot Zone Map

CLICK HERE for the No Shoot Zone Map prepared by Stafford County GIS.

Concealed Weapons Permit

A resident concealed handgun permit can be obtained from the Stafford County Circuit Court for $43.  CLICK HERE for more information from the Virginia State Police.

Criminal Record Request

A Criminal record obtained from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will reflect only those records on file with this department’s records division.  For all other information, please contact the following:

Requests for Criminal Record Checks will be completed only for an individual requesting the information regarding themselves.  Businesses may not request checks for a prospective employee, nor will juvenile records be disseminated.

Requests for a Stafford Criminal Record Check may be made in person or by mail.  For in person requests, the individual needs to personally visit the Stafford County Sheriff's Office (located at 1225 Courthouse Rd., Stafford, VA  22554), Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, and bring a form of identification.  Requests can be mailed to:

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office
Records Division
P.O. Box 189
Stafford, VA 22555-0189

Please enclose the following:

  1. Criminal Record Check request form (PDF or Word) filled out with the requester information, signed and notarized
  2. A photocopy of one of the following identification documents:
    • Current Driver's License
    • Current Virginia Identification Card (issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)
    • Current U.S. Passport
  3. A self-addressed stamped envelope
  4. Current legal address (including APO, if applicable)

Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

If you have further questions, contact the Records Division at 540-658-4723 between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday.


Accident Report Request

The Stafford Sheriff's Office wishes to provide as much information to the public as possible.  To obtain an accident report, please CLICK HERE.

Reports can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office or mailed to you.


Domestic Violence Community Resources

Stafford Sheriff's Office      

Emergency 911

Commonwealth’s Attorney      Prosecutes crime


Magistrate Issues Emergency Protective Orders 


Victim-Witness Program  Assist victims of crime 


General District Court Issues Non-Family Protective Orders 


Court Services Unit  Domestic, Juvenile, Custody Matters Prepares Protective Order Requests  


Department of Social Services Coordinates Full Spectrum Human Services 


Child Protective Services  Provides services to children and families to protect children and preserve families 


Empowerhouse Adult & Juvenile Domestic Violence Services 

Hotline 540-373-9373        


Rappahannock Legal  Services Free, legal and civil assistance to low income Individuals and families    


S.E.R.V.E.  Emergency Relief, Financial Assistance & Food Pantry


Thurman Brisbane Center Homeless Shelter & Emergency Food Services


Rappahannock Refuge/Hope House     Emergency housing for women and children


Central VA Justice Initiative Human Trafficking

800-620-2889 EXT  1


Rappahannock Council on Sexual Assault     Crisis Counseling & Case Management


Rappahannock Area Community Services Board Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling & Case Management    


Vinelink Inmate release information for Victims Sex Offender Registry


Solicitor's Permit Information & Application

No soliciting or peddling is allowed in Stafford County until a permit is issued and in the hands of the applicant.  Click HERE for the instructions and application.

NOTE: Permits must be displayed on the solicitor’s torso at all times while soliciting.  If a resident is approached by a solicitor without a certificate, report them to the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400.


Notice of No Trespass

The Sheriff's Office compiles a list of all the Notice of No Trespass sent out by the citizens and communities in Stafford County.  To keep this list updated, the following steps should be followed by anyone who sends a certified Notice of No Trespass letter to the offender and the return receipt has been received.

A sample Notice of No Trespass is available HERE.

  1. Make copies of the Criminal Activity Report or Field Interview, the Notice of No Trespass and the certified receipt.
  2. Send all documents to:

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office
Crime Prevention Unit
P.O. Box 189
Stafford, VA  22555-0189

Notify the Crime Prevention Unit of any changes or updates to the No Trespass List at the address above.  A Notice of No Trespass has no expiration.  Hard copies are kept on file with the Crime Prevention Unit for three years.  The online database of the notices is never purged.

Questions can be directed to 1st Sgt. Michelle Gibbons at 540-658-4020 or


Sound Permit Application

Any noise which emanates from any operation, activity or source and which exceeds the maximum permissible sound levels below is prohibited without a permit. 


Maximum dBA

Zoning District

Daytime Nighttime


60 55

Daytime means the local time of day between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm weekdays and from 9 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays observed by the county government unless otherwise specified.

Nighttime means the local time between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am weekdays and from 10 pm to 9 am on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays observed by the county government, unless otherwise specified.

It is unlawful for any person to use any loudspeaker or sound amplifier in the county, unless a permit for such use is obtained from the Sheriff's Office.  CLICK HERE for the instructions and application.


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

The Stafford Sheriff's Office wishes to provide as much information to the public as possible.  We will respond within five working days of receiving a request.  FOIA requires that Stafford County make one of the following responses to your request within the five day time period:

• Provide the records

• Withhold all of the records

• Provide some of the records

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of Stafford County Sheriff’s Office


Some records may require a fee.  Once your request has been received you will be contacted with information on the fee for your request.

Reports can be picked up at the Stafford Sheriff's Office located at 1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554 or mailed to you.  CLICK HERE to submit your request.


Tow Quality Assurance Survey

We ask that you complete a survey on your towing experience so that those citizens involved in law enforcement related tows continue to receive quality service.  Your constructive feedback will be reviewed and evaluated for any appropriate action.  Please CLICK HERE for the form.


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