CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In an effort to contain and mitigate the Coronavirus, the City of Charlottesville will begin operations on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 with only essential employees reporting to work and, with a few exceptions, City Hall facilities closed to the public. This includes the closure of offices at the City Hall Annex, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works.
This staffing plan will be in effect for at least the next two weeks and will be reevaluated on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Notice will be made to the public if this schedule should change.
The public is encouraged to use all available online and telephonic options for conducting business at City Hall. This includes using our payment drop boxes on both sides of City Hall and the drive through drop box located between the City Hall Annex and the Key Recreation Center.
Neighborhood Development Services
The Neighborhood Development Services team will be accessible to the public needing to conduct essential business with that department and through the Market Street entrance to City Hall only. The office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (with permit intake until 11 a.m.). Customers can reach NDS at (434) 970-3182. There will be no one-on-one in person consultations at this time.
Visit this web page
for a complete list of departments with altered schedules and resources (e.g. Courts, CAT, Parks & Recreation).
Charlottesville Area Transit to go Fare Free
In effort to maximize social distancing and provide an additional layer of protection for drivers, CAT will be eliminating front-door access on all buses. Access will be provided through the rear door of the buses to prevent any close interaction.
To facilitate this change, the City Manager has authorized a fare-free period during this time. These changes will remain in effect until the state of emergency ends.