Operating Status and Schedule Changes


City Government buildings are still closed to public access. City departments are available for your needs; and phone and emails are being answered. 

Departments have posted schedule changes, meeting cancellations and other important information below:

Boards and Commissions:

The City is working with Boards and Commissions to delay or schedule virtual meetings.


***Updated: December 2 at 3:10pm*** The Fredericksburg Circuit and General District Courts will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, December 3-4 for Covid-19 related safety precautions. The Fredericksburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will remain open. 

Updated December 1, 2020: The Fredericksburg Circuit and General District Courts will be closed on Wednesday, December 2nd for Covid-19 related issues and deep cleaning of the Courthouse building. Please check back here on Wednesday evening for an update on the remainder of the week's schedule for both 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 the Executive Center on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month until further notice.

Economic Development and Tourism:

The Fredericksburg Visitor Center located at 706 Caroline Street is closed until August 4, 2020. 

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (Fred Bus):

See updated schedule information at http://www.ridefred.com/

Please visit www.rideFRED.com or call 540.372.1222 x701 for more information.

Parks, Recreation and Events:


  • Dorothy Hart Community Center - closed
  • Rentals of Parks available at half capacity
  • Motts Run Reservoir - closed for the season (except for trails)
  • Buffett Swimming Pool - closed for the season
  • Ourdoor recreation programs have been modified. Please check our registration page.
  • Heritage Festival 4th of July Events in downtown Fredericksburg have been cancelled.
  • Fall Sports are cancelled for this fall.


  • Parks, Recreation and Events Office Staff is available by phone 540-372-1086 and email on Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
  • All trails and parks remain open. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines!
  • Public restrooms in City parks and at the Visitor Center are open.
  • Fredericksburg Farmers Market at Hurkamp Park
  • New programs for leisure and sports are being planned, watch for registration information in August

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


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’s Office:

Due to the public health crisis, City Hall remains closed to public access and citizens are requested to pay their bills in the following ways: 1) online at www.Fredericksburgva.gov, 2) by drop box at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street, or 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.