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Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Festive & Fun Wonderland to Visit in Early Winter
The Charlottesville area is a wonderful choice for an early-winter getaway, with shopping options galore, special evening tours at Monticello and Highland, First Night Virginia and a performance at the Paramount Theater by Tony Bennett!

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for an extraordinary early-winter getaway. With lots of great shopping, winter events, and fantastic deals on area lodging and attractions, early winter makes for the perfect time to visit Charlottesville & Albemarle County. Read on...

Virginia State Corporation Commission Announces Availability of Hearing Examiner's Report on Cunningham-Dooms Proposed Rebuild
As the demand for electricity has steadily grown, Dominion has continued to replace aging infrastructure across their service territory - in particular, they are working to replace high-voltage lines built and placed into service in the 1960s. One segment to be rebuilt is an existing corridor located between the Cunningham Substation in Fluvanna County and the Dooms Substation in Augusta County which passes through Albemarle County. No new right of way is needed for Dominion's proposal to rebuild this line.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue and the Charlottesville Fire Department are pleased to announce the replacement of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Both the County’s and the City’s previous SCBA equipment was several years old and more than a few updates behind. The new equipment is compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and now meets industry standards. Additionally, the new apparatus provides firefighters with 30 minutes of air, a 100% increase in time over the previous equipment. Area firefighters are now also fitted with individual facepieces and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) bags which provide the capability of supplying emergency breathing air to trapped firefighters. The investment in the new apparatus represents both the County’s and the City’s commitment to best practices in fire and emergency services health and safety.

County Offices will Close for Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Albemarle County Local Government offices will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 and reopen at a normal schedule on Monday, November 28, 2016. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Albemarle County Tax Bills are Due December 5, 2016
Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are due Monday December 5th, 2016. If you have any questions, have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you have a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill, please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or before the deadline.


County Offices to Close in Observance of Veteran's Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veteran's Day. Offices will reopen Monday, November 14, 2016 on regular schedule.

Albemarle County Electoral Board Wants to Help Voters Know What to Expect at the Polls
In order to avoid long lines at the polls on Election Day, the Electoral Board is eager to ensure that Albemarle County voters are aware of all the questions that will appear on the general election ballot and know how they plan to vote before arriving at the polls. On November 8th, the ballot in Albemarle County will include not just candidates for President of the United States and for the House of Representatives, but also two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia and a question on whether the County should issue general obligation bonds to finance improvements at school facilities. Voters can find official language of the constitutional amendment and bond referendum questions here

Featured Events
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
12/7/2016, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Rio+29 Small Area Plan Community Meeting
12/12/2016, 6:30 PM
Planning Commission Meeting
12/13/2016, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Board of Supervisors Night Meeting
12/14/2016, 6:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)
Crozet Community Advisory Committee
12/14/2016, 7:00 PM
Board of Supervisors Day Meeting
1/4/2017, 1:00 PM
Lane Auditorium (COB)

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