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County Offices Closed in Observance of Winter Holiday
In observance of winter holidays, County Offices will be closed beginning at noon on Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26, 2017, reopening on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. County Offices will also be closed on January 1, 2018 in observance of the New Year. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Albemarle County Receives Innovation Award From Virginia Government Finance Officers Association
Finance Kiosk project recognized

Albemarle County is very proud to have been recognized with the 2017 Innovations in Government Finance Award from the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association. The County received this prestigious honor as a result of the new tax payment kiosk that was unveiled earlier this year. Read on...

Barracks Road Mural Project Completed!
The community is cordially invited to come out and learn more about the project on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center of Jack Jouett Middle School. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Lorenzo, the muralist, as he walks through the project from inception to completion. Read on...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Albemarle County Local Government offices will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Second installment of Albemarle County 2017 Tax Payments Due Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Payments for the second installment of the 2017 Albemarle County personal property and real estate taxes are due Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 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...

County Offices Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day
Albemarle County offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veteran's Day. Offices will reopen Monday, November 13, 2017 on a regular schedule.

Important Reminders for Albemarle County Voters
Upcoming November 7, 2017 General Election
  • Polls will be open on November 7 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Minimize the amount of time you spend in line on Election Day: visit your polling place after the 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. rush. A late morning or early afternoon visit to the polls usually means a shorter wait.
  • Voters in the Porters precinct will continue to vote at Yancey Elementary School.
  • If you have moved since you last voted or have any doubt about your voter registration status or the location of your polling place, call the Albemarle County Registrar's Office at 434-972-4173 or go to:
  • Make sure you have your acceptable photo ID with you and ready to show to the election officer when you reach the poll book station, so you can quickly be checked in. Line lengths decrease when voters are prepared.
  • In general, acceptable photo IDs are those issued by the Federal Government and its agencies; the Commonwealth of Virginia and its political subdivisions and agencies; a student photo ID card issued by a public or private school or an institute of higher education located in Virginia; or an employee photo ID card issued by an employer in the ordinary course of the employer's business.
  • Do your homework so you know who is on the ballot. Election officers by law cannot discuss any aspects of ballot content. To see who will be on your ballot on November 7, visit
  • Each polling place has a ballot marking machine which can be used by voters who may have difficulty shading in the small oval to the left of the candidate names. Ask an election official for help if you wish to use the machine to mark your ballot.

Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory No Longer in Effect for Chris Greene Lake in Albemarle County
The harmful algae bloom advisory for Chris Green Lake in Albemarle County is no longer in effect. The advisory was issued in July 2017 when an unsafe level of harmful algal bloom species was detected in the Lake. Albemarle County Parks and Recreation staff coordinated with the Charlottesville/ Albemarle Health Department to monitor the bloom. Two consecutive lake water sample results taken over the last month indicate cell counts and toxin concentrations are now at safe levels. Read on...

Albemarle County Business Auditor Receives Prestigious Award
Tim Conrad, Business Auditor for Albemarle County, receives 2017 Margaret Anderson Outstanding Deputy Award, from the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia

Albemarle County is proud to congratulate Tim Conrad, Albemarle County Business Auditor, on his receipt of the 2017 Margaret Anderson Outstanding Deputy Award, presented to him at the annual meeting of the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia in September. Read on...