Welcome to the City of Alexandria!
Learn some of the things you need to know as a new resident, and explore the City's website for more information about City government services, programs, initiatives, projects and events.
First things First! Don't forget to register:
- Your vehicle for personal property taxes
- Your home with Smart 911
- Your children for school
- Your dog or cat
- To vote
New Resident Postcards
Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today.
Learn more about the City's Parks, Libraries, Community Gardens, Farmers Markets, Recreational Activities and more.
Learn more about events, cultural activities, City museums and more.
Let us know about a pothole, report an issue, or ask a question online. self-service system.
Learn about the many transportation options available to get around the City and the region.
We are here to serve you. Browse the site to learn more about the programs and services we offer.
- Subscribe to Alexandria eNews to get emergency alerts and email updates on topics of interest to you.
- Follow us on social media.
- Subscribe to FYI Alexandria, the City's official resident newsletter.
- Register for emergency alerts and the weekly newsletter from the Alexandria City Public Schools.
Gain a better understanding of the tax requirements of residents, vehicle registration, How to Avoid a Parking Citation, tax relief programs and more.
Learn more about the primary providers of service for Water, Gas, Sewage and more.