City Hall renovation project is almost complete, and the schedule is
set for reopening the building to the public. The first phase of the
move is the largest and most complex and will require a number of
offices and services to be closed to the public for two days. Emergency
services like 911 will remain open.
The final day of City Hall
offices being open at 400 N. Washington St. will be Thursday, April 18.
Those offices will be closed to the public on Friday, April 19 and
Monday, April 22, and will reopen at regular hours at 300 Park Ave. on
Tuesday, April 23:
- Commissioner of the Revenue (Vehicle Registration, Business Licenses)
- Treasurer (Tax Payments, Dog Licenses, Vehicle Decal)
- Voter Registration
- Planning (Permits, Building Safety, Zoning)
- Police Records
- Public Works (Permits, Solid Waste)
- Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Communications, Finance, HR, IT)
Hall now has a central public entrance on the front of the building:
the west side door with stairs and a wheelchair accessible ramp, and the
east side door with stairs. All other entrances are closed to the
public, which increases security for everyone in the building. Visitor
parking is available on the front, side, and back of the building.
May, Housing and Human Services will move back to City Hall from their
current location in the Gage House (401 Great Falls St., behind the
In June, the Courts and Court Clerk will move
back to City Hall from their current location at the Arlington
Courthouse (1425 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 2400, Arlington).
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will take place in June. The exact date and time will be announced soon.
renovations accomplished three main objectives: increased public
safety, improved ADA accessibility, and clearer wayfinding for visitors.
The central front entrance increases security for everyone in the
building. Every decision of the renovations was made with ADA
accessibility and building code in mind, from a ramp in the new Council
Chambers/Courtroom, to wider hallways throughout the building, to
updated restrooms. The new parking garage for police, sheriff, and
courts allows for secured prisoner and weapon transport.
government staff and elected officials look forward to welcoming the
public into the renovated City Hall on Tuesday, April 23.