When did Charlottesville become a City?
The City of Charlottesville was founded in 1762 and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. Charlottesville is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city is named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England.
Where is City Hall located? How do I get there?
City Hall is located at 605 East Main Street in downtown Charlottesville. The building is at the east end of the Downtown Mall. Directions to City Hall can be found here.
When does the City Council meet?
The City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m in the Council Chambers, City Hall at 605 East Main Street at the east end of the Downtown Mall. Council meetings are broadcast live on Charlottesville's own TV10 on Comcast and stream online here.
What form of government does Charlottesville have?
The City of Charlottesville has the Council-Manager form of government. Learn more about the Council-Manager form of government from the National League of Cities here.
I would like more information about Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT). Where should I go?
For information about CAT service, please visit the CAT website or jump directly to the CAT frequently asked questions page. You may also reach CAT by phone at 434-970-3349 or email at CAT@charlottesville.org.
Where can I get trash stickers for curbside collection in the City of Charlottesville?
Trash stickers are sold in the lobby of Charlottesville City Hall, 605 E. Main Street or at many area convenience and grocery stores. For a complete list of locations that sell trash stickers, click here. Annual trash decals are only available at City Hall.
How do I find out what jobs are open with the City of Charlottesville? How do I apply?
The City of Charlottesville Human Resources Department maintains an up-to-date list of open positions with the city. You can find the current list here. All applications for city jobs must be submitted online. Please follow the instructions to apply here. You may also complete an application at City Hall, 605 E. Main Street. For more information on emloyment with the City of Charlottesville, please visit the Human Resources Department website or jump directly to the HR FAQ.
Where can I get copies of Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificates?
Please contact the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics. You may reach them by mail at P.O. Box 1000 Richmond, Virginia 23218-1000 or call 804-662-6200. For more information, please visit the VDH Vital Records website.
Where can I get a marriage license?
Marriage licences are issued by the City of Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The clerk's office is located in the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse, 315-C East High Street on the lower level. The cost for a license is $30.00. For more information, please call 434-970-3766.
Where are divorce papers filed?
Divorce papers are filed in the City of Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk's Office.The clerk's office is located in the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse, 315-C East High Street on the lower level. For more information, please call 434-970-3766.
What is the address and telephone number for the Chamber of Commerce in Charlottesville?
The mailing address for the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is P. O. Box 1564 Charlottesville, VA 22902. The chamber may be reached by phone at 434-295-3141 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the chamber website for additional information.
How do I apply to serve on a City Board or Commission?
The Office of the Clerk of Council coordinates board and commission applications. Current board and commission openings and a downloadable application can be found here. Or contact the clerk for more information 434-970-3113.
Where can I pay a parking citation?
You may pay a parking citation in-person or online. To pay in-person, please visit the Charlottesville Treasurer’s Office 605 East Main Street. Online payment for citations is available here. Please call 434-970-3146 with any additonal questions.
Where are the City Courts located?
For information about the Charlottesville City Courts, including hours, locations and contact information for the clerks, please visit the courts website.
I need to establish water or gas service in the City of Charlottesville, who do I call?
Please contact the City of Charlottesville Utility Billing Office to turn on gas or water service. The office can be reached at 434-970-3211 for billing questions and new service, or you can visit them in City Hall on the first floor. For more information about Utilities, please visit their website.
I have a problem involving a City of Charlottesville provided utility (i.e. gas smell, water emergency) who do I contact?
Please contact utilities at 434-970-3800.