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LAST UPDATE: MARCH 28, 2020 4:28PM EST
MARCH 23, 2020: EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED FROM GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM
All government meeting rooms are closed to non-governmental meeting uses effective immediately
Sheriff’s Office public events, off-duty staffing and car seat installation/inspection is temporarily suspended
The Board of Supervisors’ work session meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 2:00 pm is cancelled
The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, is cancelled and all matters are rescheduled to its next meeting
The Board of Zoning and Appeals meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020, is cancelled and all matters are rescheduled to its next meeting
In transacting business with the County, citizens are strongly encouraged to complete their transactions online or via the phone. Checks for payments may be placed in the mail rather than being paid in person or you can pay for services online. If you must visit a County department, please call prior to your visit. A phone directory can be accessed on our webpage at https://www.fauquiercounty.gov/
A list of operational status for all county agencies is available here.
Fauquier County Clerk's Office: Open for limited essential services, such as recording deeds, issuing marriage licenses, recording wills, etc.. We are issuing marriage licenses by appointment only as well as probating wills by appointment only. Our land records can be recorded electronically with prior vendor registration or by mail. We are discouraging walk in recordings because of the interaction it requires between my staff and the public. Documents may be mailed to 29 Ashby Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.
Our hours remain 8:00 to 4:30 M-F, with a cut-off of land records at 3:30 PM each day. Citizens with questions should check the Circuit Court Clerk’s website or call 540-422-8100, to speak to staff.
Fauquier County Community Development: Temporary closure. In response to the COVID-19, Fauquier County Community Development will be closed to the public starting March 19, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Community Developments makes the safety of our customers, vendors, employees, and community its top priority. Customers with questions are encouraged to call 540-422-8200.
Fauquier County GIS Mapping: Temporary Closure. In response to the COVID-19, Fauquier County GIS Department will be closed to the public starting March 19, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The GIS Department makes the safety of our customers, vendors, employees, and community its top priority. Customers with questions are encouraged to call 540-422-8260. Please rely on email and phone communication to request maps, data, addressing, and additional support on GIS related matters.
Fauquier County Environmental Services: Effective, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the Fauquier County Environmental Services Administrative Office will be closed to the public. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority. Please either mail, fax, or email all new disposal account or permits for processing to the office. Customers with questions are encouraged to call 540-422-8840 or email email@example.com.
At this time, the Transfer Station and Residential Collection Sites will continue to accept trash and recyclables during regular business hours. Our staff will be onsite to help residents who are in need of assistance but we encourage residents who are able to please self-unload. Extra precautions to protect staff and the community we service have been put in place.
Fauquier County Human Resources: We want to ensure the safety of those whom we serve and our employees. Please refrain from visiting us if are not feeling well or experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, coughing or shortness of breath. We recommend you cancel and reschedule your visit. We will help you reschedule any appointments when you are better.
If you need to reschedule an appointment
- Please contact us by phone at 540-422-8300 to reschedule your appointment.
For the safety of our employees and those that we serve, if you or someone with you appears ill or meets any of the conditions listed above, the office may cancel your appointment or interview. We will assist you in rescheduling your appointment, without any penalty for when you are feeling better.
Fauquier County Public Libraries: Closed all libraries effective today, March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Library will begin phone and curbside services at all Library locations.]
Book drops will be closed. No fines will be charged during this time. The library will aggressively promote e-resources and online services. Library staff will continue to work regular hours to accommodate the curbside service and to perform other tasks as assigned.
The closure and services available will be advertised through the library and county websites, email to subscribers of library’s newsletter, press release to local media, and posts to social media.
Fauquier County Public Schools: To keep our school community informed, FCPS will email a summary of updates to families and staff daily (Monday - Friday) in the late afternoon/early evening. Today’s updates include the following:
- School Closure Extended: Given the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, Fauquier County Public Schools will remain closed through Monday, April 13, 2020. All school activities are also canceled. School buildings and administrative offices will remain closed to the public.
- FCPS Grab-and-Go Meal Program Begins March 23: Fauquier County Public Schools will provide grab-and-go meals for students from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March 23, 2020. Each day of the program, students will be offered two sacks of food, each containing breakfast and lunch. Full participation in the program will provide students with up to six breakfast and lunch meals per week. Read more details here.
- School Board Meetings: The following meetings will not be open to the public, but they will be viewable via live stream (www.fcps1.org/live) at the following times:
Please continue to consult our COVID-19 website at www.fcps1.org/covid19 for the latest information.
Fauquier County Social Services: Temporary closure. In response to COVID-19, Fauquier County Department of Social Services (DSS) will be closed to the public starting March 18, 2020. The agency will continue to provide services and accept Child Protective Services (CPS)/Adult Protective Services (APS) referrals. Should you need additional information or wish to speak with a staff member, please visit our website at fauquiercounty.gov or call us at 540-422-8400.
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office: Temporary Changes in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Response to calls for service.
- Deputies are directed to use social distancing to avoid unnecessary physical contact with anyone not under arrest. This may include keeping a distance of six feet or more when possible and avoiding shaking hands with members of the public
- Deputies may wear Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves when physical contact is necessary
- Deputies may take offense reports via phone, rather than in person, when possible
Temporary Changes in Office Services:
- Sheriff’s Office public events i.e.: town halls, community programs, have been temporarily suspended
- Fingerprinting and car seat installation/inspection are suspended
- We are unable to accept food donations at the Sheriff’s Office at this time
- Office visits, tours, ride-along program are suspended
- Off-duty staffing of special events is suspended
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office takes the health of our deputies, staff and our community seriously. Due to the on-going spread of the coronavirus, we have made these changes to protect our deputies and the community.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners during this time and we will continue to ensure public safety is our top priority in Fauquier County.
Fauquier County Treasurer's Office: In response to COVID-19, the Treasurer's office will be closed to the public starting March 19, 2020, until further notice.
If you wish to make a payment or view balances, please visit etreasurer.fauquiercounty.gov.The Treasurer's office staff is still working behind the scenes. If you need to speak with a representative, please call 540-422-8180. If no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call.
John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District: Due to concerns about COVID-19, the John Marshall SWCD office is currently CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS. Staff will be rotating in and out of the office and because of this may be delayed in responding to phone calls and voicemail messages. It may be faster to get in contact with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by emailing staff directly.
Lord Fairfax Community College: Spring Break through 3/16/20 due to the global spread of coronavirus. Beginning 3/17/20 most classes will move online.
Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue: In response to COVID-19, The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue will be closed to the public starting March 19, 2020 until further notice.
We urge you to use the Commissioner’s website. Simply use the left side menu to easily access all forms. Feel free to contact us by phone with any questions. Our staff will be happy to assist you and We are able to receive necessary documents via email,fax or good old reliable mail.
Parks & Recreation: Closed all Parks and Recreation facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs are cancelled effective immediately. All rental of shelters and other park locations are also cancelled immediately. County parks will remain open for passive recreation, however, all playgrounds and restrooms are closed and will remain closed.
Facility closures include Marshall Community Center, Warrenton Community Center, Vint Hill Community Center, Fauquier Community Theatre, Monroe Park Historic buildings and park office, Northern Fauquier Community Park, Crockett Park, Caboose, and athletic fields. In additional all program and existing pavilion rental are cancelled through May 9, 2020.
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF):: The Town of Warrenton has closed the WARF for the next two weeks and will re-evaluate during that time.
Fauquier County Emergency Notification System
Effective July 1st, 2014 - Fauquier County launched a new emergency notification system, Fauquier Alert Network (FAN) provided by Everbridge. Everbridge will be replacing the existing system, CodeRED. Everbridge is a web based service that enables the County to provide mass notification quickly and easily. Notifications may include evacuations, missing person alerts, hazardous materials incident, flooding, and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety. Messages are delivered by phone call, text and email. The caller id will say "Fauquier County" and/or "540-422-8830".
Registering your information in Everbridge is optional but encouraged to ensure citizens receive timely information. You are required to create a user name and password. This allows you to log into the system to update your information and preferences.
To ensure you receive emergency notifications, sign up by clicking on the image link above.