Moving Back to City Hall (April 2019)

Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 18 -- Last day City government offices will be open at 400 N. Washington St.
  • Friday, April 19 -- City offices closed to the public at 400 N. Washington St.
  • Monday, April 22 -- City offices closed to the public at 400 N. Washington St.
  • Tuesday, April 23 -- City offices open at 300 Park Ave.
The 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)
  • Sheriff
  • Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Communications, Finance, HR, IT)
City 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.

In 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 Community Center).

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.

The 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.

The City government staff and elected officials look forward to welcoming the public into the renovated City Hall on Tuesday, April 23.

Public Meeting Notices

Effective on Monday, April 22, 2019, and until further notice, all public meeting notices will be posted inside City Hall, 300 Park Avenue, across from the east entrance door. Such notices are posted pursuant to VA. Code § 2.2-3707. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at (703) 248-5014.