Falls Church is an independent city 6 miles from the nation's capital. This proximity has been a major influence on its development, especially over the last century. Falls Church City is small in area (2.2 square miles) and population (12,300), but its heritage dates back to the late 1600's when it was an early colonial settlement.

Falls Church was incorporated as a town in 1875 and as an independent City in 1948, led by parents determined to improve the quality of local schools. Today the city operates under the Council-Manager form of government expressed within the provisions of the City Charter adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 1950.
  1. About the City

    Basic information about the City of Falls Church.

  2. Boards & Commissions

    Browse through a list of the boards and commissions that serve Falls Church.

  3. Budget & Capital Projects

    Documents, presentations, and information on the adopted FY2016 Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

  4. Calendar

    View a comprehensive calendar of all meetings, forums, citywide maintenance, and events. Customize the calendar view based on your interests.

  5. City Council

    Find the responsibilities of the City Council and read about the current members backgrounds.

  6. City Staff Directory

    View contact information for all organization staff and departments.

  7. Departments

    Check out the city's departments and their responsibilities.

  1. Documents & Records

    Browse through helpful links on IDs, registrations, and vital records.

  2. Elected Officials

    Find a list of elected officials for the city representatives, offices, and state representatives.

  3. Environmental Programs

    Find the Councils vision for environmental harmony and a list of helpful resources for green programs in the city.

  4. Licenses & Permits

    Obtain a license or permit.

  5. Preparing for Emergencies

    Learn about winter preparedness, earthquakes, tornadoes, West Nile virus, and many other helpful tips.

  6. Projects & Proposals

    Find information on proposed and in-progress projects around the City.