Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here's what Fairfax County government offices and services will be open and closed for New Years.
Fairfax County's government offices and services will have special hours and closings during the New Years holiday. County Government – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Courts – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Public Schools and School Offices – • Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 – No school for students and teachers. • Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 – Twelve-month personnel off. Library – • Dec. 31 – Closed. • Jan. 1 – Closed. Fairfax Connector – • Dec. 31 – Regular weekday schedule. • Jan. 1 – Sunday schedule. Fastran – • Dec. 31 – Not in service. • Jan. 1 – Not in service. Park Authority – • Dec. 31 – RECenters will close at 4 p.m. George Washington RECenter, nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park and Green Spring Gardens will be …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here's what Fairfax County government offices and services will be open and closed for Christmas.
Fairfax County's government offices and services will have special hours and closings during the Christmas holiday. County Government Courts Public Schools and School Offices Library Fairfax Connector Fastran Park Authority Teen and Senior Centers Community Centers McLean Community Center Reston Community Center Hunters Woods and Reston Community Center Lake Anne County Trash and Recycling Collection – For residents receiving Fairfax County collection service for trash and recyclables, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Dec. 25. Trash collection for Tuesday customers will occur on Dec. 26. Please have your trash and recycling to the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure collection. Recycling and Disposal Facilities at I-66 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Some Fairfax County offices and services will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
The Thankgiving holiday will stretch over several days for many Fairfax County offices and agencies. Here is a look at what is open and what is closed. County Government – Closed Nov. 22-23. Courts – Close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21; closed Nov. 22-23. Public Schools and School Offices – Two-hour early closing for students only on Wednesday, Nov. 21; closed Nov. 22-23. Library – Closed Nov. 22-23. Fairfax Connector – Nov. 22 - Sunday schedule. Routes with Sunday service operate according to the Sunday schedule. Routes without Sunday service will not operate. Nov. 23 - Holiday weekday schedule. Routes with weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule except 335, 395, 585, 595, and 597, which will not operate. (These routes …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Fairfax County Government Offices, community centers and SACCs will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Fairfax County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel will report as scheduled, according to Fairfax County Government. Fairfax County Public Schools and Offices will also be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. Other business closings and county cancellations include: The Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline has been activated and is available for residents to call for information about the storm. The number is 571-350-1300, TTY 711. For an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Personal property tax deadline extended by a day; must be postmarked Oct. 6.
Update: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova said in a statement Friday that residents would get an extension on personal property taxes due today. Residents will get "a one-day waiver of the late fee for online property tax payments received before midnight tomorrow, October 6, 2012, and mailed payments postmarked by the same date," Bulova said. The cause of the issue is still unknown. Original: The County’s Department of Information Technology is working to isolate and resolve the system problem with our online payment service. Thank you for your patience. Just minutes before the close of business the day personal property taxes are due, Fairfax County officials are trying to fix issues with its online payment …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The value of some vehicles has risen due to increased demand for used cars.
The high demand for used cars may make your personal property tax bill just a little bit higher this year. Personal property taxes for Fairfax County residents are due Friday, Oct. 5. Those include taxes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and business personal property. The valuation of automobiles is normally based on the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Official Used Car Guide value as of Jan. 1. Most vehicles depreciate in value over time, and this is still the case. But supply and demand in the current economic climate is a factor and the value of some used vehicles has actually risen as more people are buying previously owned cars to save money. “In times of economic instability, used vehicles become more attractive than …
Friday, July 27, 2012
New state regulations would require a zoning check for new and renewed licenses.
Proposed regulations and changes to licensing and zoning processes could place stress on Fairfax County in-home day care providers. Approximately 200 childcare providers and parents packed into the board auditorium at Fairfax County Government Center Monday night for a two-hour town hall meeting hosted by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity and Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey. Attendees were able to provide input and learn more about the changes, which Chairman Sharon Bulova detailed in a recent letter to the county’s nearly 500 state-licensed childcare providers. Virginia state licenses allow for a maximum of 12 children per day care center. But Fairfax County only allows for seven per single-family home, or 10 with a …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A live blog covering the comments and presentations during Thursday's Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearings on the FY2013 budget.
Patch has been live blogging the public hearings on the fiscal year 2013 Fairfax County budget this week. Thursday's public hearing starts at 3 p.m. Also see: County Budget: Schools, Housing, Arts Among Public Hearing Topics Live Coverage: Wednesday's Public Hearing Live Coverage: Tuesday's Public Hearing