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News Releases

Fairfax County Election Officials Warn Voters About Inaccurate Center for Voter Information Mailing

Fairfax
August 6, 2020

Fairfax County election officials want to alert voters about an inaccurate and potentially misleading mailing from the Center for Voter Information.

This group is mass mailing pre-filled, absentee ballot applications to county voters without their request—and the mailer includes return envelopes to send the application to the City of Fairfax, not Fairfax County.

“This…

2020 Census Takers to Begin Visiting Unreported Homes in Fairfax County

July 28, 2020

Fairfax County households that have not yet filled out their 2020 Census may be visited by census takers over the next few weeks as the U.S. Census Bureau begins enumeration activities nationwide. The county has already received responses from more than 76% of its residents, but hopes to be near a 100% response rate before the final Census deadline of Sept. 30. The enumerators will be visiting…

Fairfax County Calls for Entries for Exceptional Design Awards Program

Fairfax
July 27, 2020

Fairfax County is now accepting submissions for the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. This awards program was established to celebrate and recognize superior works of architecture, site design, landscaping and green building practices throughout the county.

Submissions can be sent by email or mail by 5 p.m. on…

Fairfax County to Offer 14 Satellite Absentee Voting Locations for the November 2020 Election

Fairfax
July 14, 2020

In anticipation of a high voter turnout, Fairfax County will offer 14 satellite locations for in-person absentee voting for the Nov. 3, general election.

The Board of Supervisors established these locations during their July 14,…

Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Proposed Modernized Zoning Ordinance

Fairfax
July 13, 2020

Following more than two years of effort, Fairfax County has released a consolidated draft for a proposed new and modernized Zoning Ordinance.

This document represents a major milestone in the county’s zoning modernization project…

Offer Input on Proposed Land Use Changes for 22 Sites in Southern Fairfax County

Offer
July 8, 2020

Fairfax County is seeking public input on proposals to change the Comprehensive Plan for 22 sites in southern Fairfax County, including residential, office, retail and mixed use properties near places like downtown Annandale, Huntington and Franconia-Springfield Metro Stations and Richmond Highway....

Independence Day Holiday Schedule 2020

June 26, 2020

Fairfax County Government offices areclosed Friday, July 3, in honor of the Independence Dayholiday.While most government buildings and offices have been physically closed since March 27 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the county government has remained open and is ...

Fairfax County Reduces Penalties for Late Car and Real Estate Tax Payments

Fairfax
June 23, 2020

As a move to help taxpayers during the ongoing pandemic, Fairfax County significantly reduced penalties for late personal property and real estate tax payments this year.

On June 23, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved…

Fairfax County Authorizes Four Bond Referenda for Nov. 3 Ballot

June 23, 2020

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its June 23 meeting, authorized four bond referendumstotaling $441 million for this fall’s general election.

The referendums are:

Libraries - $90 million. Parks - $112 million. Community and Health and Human Services - $79 million. Transportation - $160…

Fairfax County Government to Observe Juneteenth Holiday June 19, Offices Will Be Closed

June 18, 2020

In keeping with Governor Northam'sdeclaration designating Juneteenth as a state holiday, County Executive Bryan Hill has declared Friday, June 19, 2020, as a county holiday. Fairfax County Government administrative offices will be closed. Employees who staff essential 24-hour county…

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