Conduct City Business Online

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City Government public buildings are closed to public access due to COVID-19. Please see below for ways to conduct business with the City of Fredericksburg during these closures. Each department has options for online or mail-in transaction listed below.

City Manager:

Office staff will be available for assistance Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m (if no answer please leave a message, we will get back with you).

Commissioner of the Revenue:

Business Licenses

Business Licenses and applications may be faxed (540-372-1197) or emailed to If a fee accompanies them, it will need to be placed in the drop box. Any and all questions will be handled via phone (540-372-1004).

Meals Taxes

Payment must accompany filing so the drop box at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St. to the right of the main doors will need to be used. Any and all questions will be handled via phone (540-372-1004).

Personal Property Tax

Any changes to vehicles may be phoned (540-372-1004), emailed (, or faxed (540-372-1197)

Real Estate

Work on permits and new construction will continue as able. Landlord licenses will be handled the same way as business licenses above. Any and all questions will be handled via phone (540-372-1004).

Community Planning and Building Services:

Building Services:

  • Permits can be picked-up in the Council Chambers lobby area accessed off of Hanover Street.
  • The City is still performing inspections. Schedule inspections by calling 540-372-1080.
  • Please mail in payments to P.O. Box 7447 Fredericksburg, VA 22404.

Planning and Zoning Services:

  • You can still submit applications via email by submitting to
  • Please submit payments by mail to P.O. Box 7447 Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
  • Environmental inspections are currently being limited.

For information on how to submit for plan reviews, zoning requests and historic information please call 540-371-1179.

Affordable Housing Services:

For applications or information please call 540-372-1179.

Parks, Recreation & Events:

Register online for classes and programs at or email us at Please call our office at 540-372-1086 for assistance between 9:00AM and 4:30PM.


Fredericksburg Police Department Records Office is closed to the public until further notice. Fingerprinting services are also suspended until further notice.

If you need a copy of a police report or accident report:

Accident reports that are not hit-and-run related may be obtained online at Click on the Reports button and follow the instructions. If you have difficulty with the process, contact us at 540-654-1165 for further assistance. All reports will be sent via e-mail, fax, or mail.

If you need a parking permit:

All requests for parking permits will need to be submitted via e-mail or postal mail. Follow the instructions on our website for applications and required documentation. All parking permits will be sent to residents via courier.

If you need a background check:

Background checks may be submitted via e-mail or fax.

If you need to submit an alarm permit:

Please mail your application along with your payment to:

2200 Cowan Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22401. If this is a new install and registration, you will be contacted with your permit number to provide to the alarm company.

Questions? Here’s how to reach us:

The Records Office staff will be available for assistance Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Social Services:

  • To apply for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF or Child Care visit  or call  (855) 635-4370
  • To make a child or adult protective services complaint between 8:00am and 4:30pm, call (540) 940-2401 or (540) 372-1032 x298. After hours, call (800) 552-7096.

Treasurer’s Office:


The following online payments are available HERE

  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Parking Citations
  • VRE Parking Decals
  • Rape Aggression Defensive Training

Utility Bill payments for Water Bills are available HERE

Both systems accept eCheck as a free service at all times. Temporarily, credit card transactions will have the usual convenience fee waived.

Payments and inquiries for all tax types and utilities and fees (like dog tags, burglar alarm fees, building permits, parking passes etc) by phone at 540-372-1001, option 5, only by credit card. Credit card convenience fees temporarily waived.

Drop Box available for paper checks or money orders at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St. to the right of the main doors. No cash please.

Please send payments by mail to PO Box 967, Fredericksburg Va, 22404.

ACH Automatic Debit Program payment of utility bills please call 540-372-1001, option 5 or email at

R-Board Landfill

Buy Landifll Passes & Coupons Online 

Start/Stop Utility Service

To start new utility service or terminate existing utility service, please complete this FORM and you can mail to PO Box 7447 Fredericksburg, VA 22404, emailed to or faxed to 540-372-1215.

Voting & Voter Registration:

Vote at Home: 

Due to COVID-19 all voters are eligible and strongly encouraged to vote absentee by mail in the May 5, 2020 election, but must complete an application at the link provided below.  Your application will be processed and your ballot will be mailed to you. Please do not omit any information and check your application carefully before submission. The best way to submit an application is online. Your reason code on the application will be ”2A-My disability or illness”

Request and absentee ballot for the May 5, 2020 Election online: 

Register or update your voter registration to vote online: 

City of Fredericksburg election information is online: 

Absentee Applications may printed out here:

Absentee applications completed online are automatically submitted. All other applications may be returned via fax, email, or mail delivery. Office contact information: email:  call: 540-372-1030