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Types of Alerts

Emergency Alerts

  • Public Safety, Traffic, Weather
  • Police Notifications
  • Emergency Preparedness Drills/Exercises
  • Emergency Preparedness Newsletters
  • Functional Needs Registry for Residents with Access and Functional Needs

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Transportation Alerts

  • Fairfax Connector Passenger Information
  • Public Meetings and Events
  • News Releases from FCDOT
  • Projects and Studies Updates

News / Updates

  • General County News and Information
  • Budget News and Economic Indicators Report
  • Elections Updates
  • Homelessness News
  • McLean Community Center Information and Newsletters
  • Tax Deadline Reminders and Updates
    • Business, Real Estate, Car (Personal Property)
    • Dog License Renewals
    • Tax Relief

Alerts for Everyone

  • Families
  • Businesses
  • Faith Communities
  • Nonprofits
  • Volunteers


  • Up to five addresses, i.e., school, work and home
  • Pick from weather, traffic, public safety, taxes, elections, news and more
  • Create a “do not disturb” timeframe
  • Get geo-targeted weather alerts

In the Know, On the Go

  • Choose up to 10 delivery methods, including cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging and more
  • Manage your profile from the iPhone or Android apps
  • Two-way conversations with emergency managers

Alerts & Emails

Sign up for and manage Fairfax County e-mail subscriptions, updates and alerts on various topics. You can choose from multiple options to stay informed.

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