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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Information Regarding Real Estate Tax Bills

Information Regarding Real Estate Tax Bills Residents whose real estate taxes are invoiced to their mortgage companies received a duplicate copy of the bill in the mail.  Please treat the bill as informational only, as there is no need to make ...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2017

City Moves On Canal Improvements, A Council High Priority

Several concerns have surfaced over the past few months regarding the historic Rappahannock Canal resource. City staff has been working diligently to address issues such as the lack of fresh water entering the system, an overabundance of duckweed and othe...Read on...

Media Release
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Slave Auction Block Discussion

It is often said that the City of Fredericksburg is a microcosm of the American story, the good and bad.  The city has an exceptional record/reputation in working through the most challenging chapters in our American history, especially in the la...Read on...

Slave Auction Block page
Posted on: September 24, 2017

Video from Public Forum on Slave Auction Block

On Saturday, September 23 Council held a public forum to hear comments on the two options for the slave auction block located at the corner of William and Charles Street.

Link to video
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Parking Action Plan Approved

At the August 8 meeting, City Council accepted the Parking Action Plan recently submitted to the City by Walker Parking Consultants and endorsed the City staff's recommended short-term (remainder of 2017) and mid-term (first half of 2018) strategy for the...Read on...

Parking Action Plan
Posted on: July 8, 2017

Fight the Bite

Mosquitos Learn how to help control the mosquito population in your own neighborhood and to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Eliminating standing water is one of the main keys to success. Make it a point to empty containers t...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Homelessness Community Challenge

The City Council is offering support to the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care in organizing a Homelessness Community Challenge focused on further reducing homelessness in the region. The City hopes to work with a broad range of partners to reduce ...Read on...

Homelessness Presentation
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Parking Lot Opens at 700 William Street

The lot at the corner of William and Barton Street which has 85 parking spaces is now available for free public parking.  The lot was previously used by employees of The Free Lance-Star is being leased from W.J. Vakos Company through October 15 a...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Water and Sewer Rate Increases Began July 1

Public water and sewer facilites, processes, equipment and personnel costs are sustained by revenue of the fees generated by the system, not by general revenue. Beginning July 1, rate increases of 2% for water fees and 4% for sewer fees went effe...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Signal Decommissioning Notification


The first steps towards decommissioning of the traffic signal at Fall Hill Avenue and Germania Street were completed on Friday, June 30. Fall Hill Avenue was milled and repaved from Route 1 to Bunker Hill Street and new pavement markings and traf...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Accolades Building Up For Fredericksburg

The City and its business community have received significant attention recently, from organizations and publications focused on quality of life, entrepreneurialism, healthcare and more. The high marks and attention received from a large variety of sourc...Read on...

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Parks and Recreation Programs and Activities

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Fun NOT Scary

Don't worry our Fright Night is fun not scary! All ages are welcome. We will have candy, carnival games, cup cake walks and costume contests. Registration is open now and you must pre-register for this event. Come join the fun on  Thursd...Read on...

Public Works

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Leaf Collection Program Will Begin First Monday in November

Be sure to sign up for alerts or watch the schedule for weekly updates so that you can have your leaves at the curb before the vacuum passes by. Call Public Works (372-1023) if you want to have bagged leaves picked up. Log onto Leaf Collection S...Read on... Website link to information
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Household Hazardous Collection will be October 28, 9am-3pm

The collection will be held at City Shop parking lot, 1000 Tyler St

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

City Water Quality Notice


June 5, 2017 

The City of Fredericksburg provides drinking water to its customers and continually monitors the water distribution system to ensure that water being delivered meets standards set by Virginia’s Offi...

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Social Services

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Fuel Assistance Program

Applications for fuel assistance will be taken through November 13, 2017. You can apply via the CommonHelp website (link below), via phone through the Enterprise Customer Service Center (1-855-635-4370), or in person at our office.