Are you ready? These links contain resources and information to help residents, businesses and visitors to prepare for all types of emergencies, and to stay safe.
There are many opportunities to get involved to help better the City of Alexandria. Opportunities include serving on a Board, Commission or Committee, providing input on a new City project or speaking at a City Council meeting.
Historic Alexandria is a treasure trove of early structures, artifacts, and records that creates a unique way of life for its citizens and provides enjoyment for thousands of people who visit this special community every year. The City continues to add resources to its collection of local and nationally designated historic districts.
Find out whether a permit is required, the type of permit needed, fees involved, and what requirements are necessary for the activity you want to engage in Alexandria.
Parking Information for the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
Agencies and programs that help maintain our safety and overall quality of life. These links contain information about the City of Alexandria's law enforcement agencies and public safety organizations, courts and judicial system.
The City provides a number of services to residents, including refuse collection and recycling. In addition, the City is responsible for maintaining streets, sidewalks, bridges, and other infrastructure in the City.
The City collects car and real estate taxes, maintains tax relief programs and assesses property values. Taxes can be paid in a variety of ways including online, by phone and by mail.
Did you know that ACPS is one of the most diverse school systems in the country? Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a myriad of ethnic and cultural groups. The Alexandria Library is an educational, user-oriented service institution providing free public access to recorded knowledge and ideas.
The City provides public assistance as a safety net for individuals and families, including help with homelessness prevention, food, rent, utilities, medical coverage and prescriptions, job training and placement assistance, and much more.
The City of Alexandria does not operate any public utilities. The following companies are the primary providers of their respective servers: Virginia American Water, Verizon, Comcast, Dominion Virginia Power, and Washington Gas.
- For water main problems or other water problems, contact Virginia American Water at (800.452.6863)
- For problems with phone or Internet service, contact Verizon at (800.837.4966)
- For cable-related issues, contact Comcast at (800.266.2278)
- For power outages power line issues, or for miscellaneous items to be removed from power lines, contact Dominion Virginia Power at (866.DOM.HELP) (866.366.4357)
- If you smell gas, leave the area immediately, call 911, and then contact Washington Gas at (703.750.1000)