Emergency Alerts (Falls Church Alerts)
Falls Church Alerts: Sign up for email and text alerts in the event of weather emergencies, police incidents, and other issues.
Move-In Day Logistics
Plan to have a moving truck for move-in day? You can request a parking space reservation so the truck can park on a City street for a specified date and time. Complete the request at least two weeks in advance of the move to allow for processing.
Parking and Drive-Through Street Permits
In order to park on certain city streets, you must have a parking permit issued by the Police Department. Visit the residential parking permits webpage or call 703-248-5054 (TTY 711) for more information.
Certain streets (Berry Street, South Cherry Street, North Roosevelt Street) require a drive-though permit issued by the Police Department. Visit the drive-through permits webpage or call 703-248-5054 (TTY 711) for more information.
Pet Licenses & Laws
Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed with the city. Licenses must be obtained within 30 days of moving into the city for dogs over 4 months of age. Cats over 4 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies, but do not need to be licensed with the city.
Parents should enroll school-age children as soon as they arrive in the City of Falls Church. For information on how to register your child, visit the Falls Church City Public Schools website or call 703-248-5600 (TTY 711).
View the taxes webpage for city tax information.
Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Compost Collection
The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste provides refuse, recycling, yard waste, bundled brush, special bulk, and seasonal leaf collections for single-family homes and townhouses located on public streets. Wednesday is waste day for all residential customers.
Additional fees apply for excess trash and special collections. Visit the city's solid waste webpage or call 703-248-5160 (TTY 711).
Weekly curbside compost collection is offered by The Compost Crew for $6 a month. Visit www.compostcrew.com to learn more and sign-up.
Always dial 911 in case of an emergency.
|Police (Non-Emergency)||703-241-5053 (TTY 711)|
|City Hall (general)||703-248-5000 (TTY 711)|
|Building Safety Division||703-248-5080 (TTY 711)|
|Commissioner of the Revenue||703-248-5450 (TTY 711)|
|Community Center||703-248-5200 (TTY 711)|
|Court Services||703-248-5096 (TTY 711)|
|Elections and Voter Registration||703-248-5085 (TTY 711)|
|Fire Marshal||703-248-5058 (TTY 711)|
|Housing and Human Services||703-248-5005 (TTY 711)|
|Human Resources||703-248-5127 (TTY 711)|
|Mary Riley Styles Public Library||703-248-5030 (TTY 711)|
|Power Outage (Dominion Energy)||866-366-4357|
|Recreation and Parks||703-248-5077 (TTY 711)|
|Sheriff||703-248-5111 (TTY 711)|
|Solid Waste Hotline||703-248-5160 (TTY 711)|
|Treasurer||703-248-5046 (TTY 711)|
|Water (Fairfax Water)||703-698-5800|
Vehicle Registration: State
All vehicles must be registered in Virginia and the City of Falls Church. For details on state registration, go to the DMV’s website or call 804-497-7100.
New and transfer voter registration applications may be filed with the city's Voter Registration Office or the DMV Select Office. You must register at least 29 days before a primary or general election or 14 days before a special election.
Water & Sewer Services
Water service is provided to the city by Fairfax Water. To open an account, visit the Fairfax Water website or call customer service at 703-698-5800 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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