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Ivy Road Sidewalk Project Soil Borings and Utility Test Holes
During the week of June 19th – 23rd contractors will be taking soil borings and making utility test holes to verify the location and depth of underground utilities on Ivy Road (US250 Bus). Read on...

Albemarle County Director of Finance Announces Retirement, Effective January 1, 2018
Albemarle County’s Director of Finance, Betty J. Burrell, announced her departure from this leadership role effective January 1, 2018, which will end her 6 ½ year tenure with Albemarle County and more than 37 years of local government service. Read on...

Reminder to Albemarle County Voters: June 13, 2017 Dual Primary Election Information
A dual Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to nominate the Democratic and Republican candidates for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The names of the Democratic and Republican candidates for those offices will appear on their respective ballots in all Albemarle County voting precincts. Additionally, for Albemarle County voters who live in the 57th House of Delegates District, the Democratic ballot will include a primary election for that office. Read on...

Albemarle County Seeks Resident Opinion
Citizen Survey Set to be Mailed this Week

Albemarle County is one of many jurisdictions in the U.S. to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ in 2017. Within the few next weeks, questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 1,500 Albemarle households, asking for feedback on the quality and usefulness of county services. The results will be included in a final report that county officials will use to play a key role in determining areas of emphasis for Albemarle County planning and programmatic efforts. This National Citizen Survey tool also provides the opportunity for benchmarking with other jurisdictions across Virginia and the United States. Read on...

Visioning for the Future of Rio+29
Presentation and Discussion with the Senior Statesmen of Virginia
The Senior Statesmen of Virginia, Albemarle County Supervisors Diantha McKeel and Brad Sheffield, and Albemarle County Staff invite the community to attend a visioning session on the future of the Rio+29 area. This session will be held on Wednesday, June 14, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville.

Albemarle County Offers New Method for Tax Payments
Albemarle County is pleased to provide tax payers with an additional convenient, accessible opportunity to make payments with the installation of an automated payment kiosk to replace the former drive-thru window located at 401 McIntire Road. The new kiosk is part of the Finance Department’s continuing efforts to provide flexible customer service options to County taxpayers. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen Tuesday, May 30, 2017 on regular schedule.

Albemarle County Beaches Will Open for Memorial Day Weekend
Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County's three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 27, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, except when Albemarle County Schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on Saturday, June 10. Read on...

First Installment of Albemarle County 2017 Tax Payments Due Thursday, June 15, 2017
Deadline Extended from June 5
Payments for the first installment of the 2017 Albemarle County personal property and real estate taxes are due Thursday June 15, 2017. This deadline has been extended from the customary June 5 due date for 2017 only.  If you have any questions, have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you own 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. Read on...

Notice to Albemarle County Voters in the Free Union Precinct
Important Polling Place Change
The Albemarle County Department of Voter Registration and Elections gives notice that: The voting location for Albemarle County voters who are registered to vote in the Free Union precinct has been changed. For future elections – including the June 13, 2017 primary election – voters registered in the Free Union precinct will vote at the Free Union Country School, 4220 Free Union Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901. Notice of this change was mailed to all voters registered in the Free Union precinct on May 15, 2017.

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Adopts FY18 Budget
Sets Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors’ conducted a public hearing on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate. Formal approval of the tax rate and adoption of the FY 18 budget followed that public hearing. Read on...

Important Notice to Albemarle County Tax Payers
Deadline Extended for First Installment of 2017 Tax Payments from June 5 to June 15

Formal approval of the tax rate and adoption of the FY 18 budget will follow a May 15 public hearing. In light of this timing, mailing of the tax bills for the first half of Calendar Year 2017, which customarily occurs the first week of May, has been delayed until after the May 15 public hearing. The normal tax payment deadline of June 5 will be extended to June 15, 2017 to accommodate this delay. Read on...

Albemarle County Receives Community Feedback on County Executive Search
Albemarle County is in the process of recruiting and selecting the ideal candidate for the role of County Executive. Given the impact that this position has on our community, the Board of Supervisors is very eager to hear from community members and stakeholders about what characteristics are most important for an individual in this role. To that end, we asked the community to provide their input in the form of a survey, which was available to take online, via phone, and hardcopy from April 5 – April 19, 2017. The survey included 29 candidate attributes, which respondents ranked in order of importance, as well as voluntary questions on demographics and an opportunity to provide additional comments. The survey received 198 total responses from County residents, County employees, and individuals who work in the County. Responses from the survey will be incorporated into the selection and interview process. Read on...

Assistant County Executive Lee Catlin Announces Retirement Effective November 1, 2017
Lee Catlin is announcing her retirement as Assistant County Executive for Albemarle County effective November 1, 2017, bringing to a close 25 years of service as a County employee. Read on...

Join Us to Shape the Future of Development in the Rio+29 Area!
Please join us for a community open house on the future of the Rio+29 intersection! On Thursday, May 11 from 7 - 9 pm, at 400 Albemarle Square in the Albemarle Square Shopping center, community members are invited to roll up their sleeves and join the design process for the Rio+29 Small Area Plan. A short presentation will be followed by a "pin-up" review of sketches developed by the Rio+29 Small Area Plan Technical Committee earlier that day - come and go as you please. The sketches will focus on transportation connections and building forms. Attendees will be invited to react to these, as well as land uses, amenities, and identities for the area. Read on...