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Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg!
The City of Fredericksburg is a historic, Independent City, well known for its historic heritage as a focus of activity during the Colonial and Civil War eras. Fredericksburg has a population of approximately 22,902 people. However, that number is greatly augmented by the number of tourists and visitors drawn to the historic sites and shopping venues in and around the City. Our downtown features chef-owned restaurants, art galleries and studios, and antique and specialty shops, making it a truly distinctive shopping and dining experience. Fredericksburg residents enjoy the services typically found in larger cities, including award-winning schools and neighborhoods within walking distance of downtown.
Are you a City Resident?
The Fredericksburg mailing address contains 3 localities: City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County. Click here to see if you live in the City or check our City Street Listing to see if you reside within the City limits.
Now that you've confirmed you're a resident, please review the Resident Rights and Responsibilities page.
For a Relocation Packet, please visit www.fredericksburgchamber.org or contact the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 at (540) 373-9400.
New Resident Reminders
A friendly reminder of 9 items including utilities that new residents should take care of in the first 30 days!
Update your driver's license at the VA DMV, file a vehicle personal property form with the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office (you'll need your vehicle registration)
License your dogs at Treasurer's office. Proof of current vaccination is required at time of purchase.
Make sure your house numbers can be read from the street in case of an emergency.
Register your child with the public school system
Register to vote at the Voter Registrar's Office
Helping you become acquainted with the City
Our Information Brochure contains useful phone numbers for services provided by the City and surrounding areas. For more information about the Fredericksburg area, look for the annual "Guide to Living," published each summer by The Free Lance-Star.
The City Council Calendar, lists the meeting schedule for the current year. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m., with Work Sessions held on those days at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in City Hall. Council meetings may also be viewed live on the City's government access channel, Cox cable channel 24.
Area Map (PDF)
Police, Fire, Medical Emergency - Dial "911"
Police - (540) 373-3122
Fire - (540) 372-1059
Ideas to get involved with your new Community
Get a library card. Visit or call the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for details at (540) 372-1144.
Join a sports team or pool and frequent our many parks. Visit or call the Parks and Recreation Department for details, (540) 372-1086.
Join your community's civic association and Neighborhood Watch Program. Have your children fingerprinted/ID'd. Call the Police Department, (540) 372-1165, for details.
Attend Fredericksburg City Council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 700 p.m. in City Hall.
Watch Local Government Channel on Cox cable to 24 view meetings and get additional City information . View Channel 25, the City's public access channel for local events and organizations, and Cannel 18, the City's public school channel.
Apply for one of the City's Boards and Commissions through the Clerk of Council's office, (540) 372-1010.
Subscribe to the local daily newspaper. The Free Lance-Star (http://www.fredericksburg.com)
Get a hunting or fishing license.
Purchase your "Timeless Ticket" and tour our most popular attractions. The "Timeless Fredericksburg" ticket is your guide to our finest historic landmarks. $32/adults; offers a 40% savings over individual ticket prices. Find out more at VisitFred.com.
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