Operating Status and Schedule Changes

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City Departments have posted schedule changes and public access information below. Please see our department directory or call 540-372-1010 for more information on how best to conduct business with our City staff. We appreciate your patience and we are happy to help answer your questions as well as guide you to our services during this ongoing public health crisis. 

City Hall:

The City Hall front lobby is open for window service at the Treasurer's Office and the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office. All other public visits to the building will be conducted by appointment only. 

Face coverings are required to enter City Hall, as well as practicing all social distancing protocols while in the building. 

Please see our department directory or call 540-372-1010 for more information on how best to conduct business with our City staff. We appreciate your patience and we are happy to help answer your questions as well as guide you to our services during this ongoing public health crisis. 


Courts:

In-Person Court Proceedings

See current court orders here  

Beginning May 18, 2020 transitioning to in person court proceedings may begin.  View Court Order.


Community Planning and Building:

All electronic meetings can be viewed live on Cox Channel 84 and Verizon Channel 42, on the City’s Facebook page, and at https://www.regionalwebtv.com

  • Technical Review Committee meetings are being conducted in person and electronically in the 3rd floor conference room of Executive Plaza on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (starting April 22nd) until further notice.
  • Planning Commission meetings are being conducted in person and electronically in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd and 4th  Wednesdays of the month until further notice.
  • Architectural Review Board meetings are being conducted in City Council Chambers on the 2nd Mondays (in person and electronically) and 4th Mondays (electronic only) of the month until further notice.

Parks, Recreation and Events:

  • Dorothy Hart Community Center - Beginning April 12th, citizens will be allowed in the DHCC lobby to conduct business. Program participants are permitted in the building during programs only (waiting area in the lobby remains closed). Parks, Recreation and Events Office Staff continues to be available by phone 540-372-1086 and email on Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
  • Rentals of Parks available at half capacity of pre-COVID levels. Private gatherings up to 100 (as per guidelines). One rental per day. Parks used as an event venue will be permitted at 1/3 capacity to allow for social distancing. Please call 540-372-1086 or email prfrontdesk@fredericksburgva.gov for more information.
  • Farmers Market - Opens in Hurkamp Park on April 17, 2021. Social distancing required on sidewalks and in the park.
  • All trails, parks and public restrooms are open for public use. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols.

Please feel free to contact us with questions at 540-372-1086 and email during office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.


Police:

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

The Department of Social Services is closed to the public. Our employees will be working their regular schedules. Please refer to the information below:

  • To apply for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF or Child Care go to www.commonhelp.virginia.gov  or call  (855) 635-4370.
  • If you have paperwork to drop off, please place in the secure receptacle located outside the entrance of the Social Services building at 608 Jackson Street.
  • If you have a question about your benefits case – call your caseworker directly. If you don’t know your caseworker, call (540) 372-1032 and press 0.
  • If you had an appointment, please contact your caseworker directly. If you don’t know your caseworker, call (540) 372-1032 and press 0.
  • To make a child protective services complaint between 8:00am and 4:30pm, call (540) 940-2401 or (540) 372-1032 x298. After hours, call (800) 552-7096.
  • To make an adult protective services complaint between 8:00am and 4:30pm, call (540) 940-2401 or (540) 372-1032 x298. After hours, call (888) 832 – 3858.

Treasurer & Commissioner of the Revenue:

City Hall front lobby is for window service on Monday, April 12, 2021. Both the Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue will be available for in-person business Monday – Friday during the following hours: The Treasurer’s Office will be open during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Commissioner of the Revenue will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Masks will be required to enter the building as well as social distancing protocols. (All other public visits to City Hall will be by appointment only.)

The following contact-free payment options are still encouraged for the health and safety of our public: 
2) by drop box at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street 
3) by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 967, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

For more information please call: Treasurer’s Office at 540-372-1001 or Commissioner of the Revenue's Office at 540-372-1004.