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Contact Information

City Manager
Phone: 540-462-3700
Fax: 540-463-5310
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Public Works
Phone: 540-463-3154
Fax: 540-464-4198

Police Department (Non-Emergency)
Phone: 540-463-9177

Fire Department (Non-Emergency)
Phone: 540-463-3210
Fax: 540-463-5310

Building Safety Issues
Phone: 540-462-3738

Virginia Landlord and Tenant Resources

Virginia Landlord and Tenant Resources


Residents of designated permanent parking districts may be allocated up to four permanent parking permits, with two visitor permits. Residents can also obtain long-term parking permits for $100 per year. Residents with long-term parking permits can park for up to twelve hours in designated two-hour spots. Both permits can be obtained from the Lexington Police Department Special Enforcement Division. Contact the Police Department at 540-463-9177.

Alert Rockbridge

Subscribe to Alert Rockbridge to receive weather advisories and updates on city emergencies. Alerts are delivered via email, phone call or text. Sign up for alerts online.

Water and Sewer Service

Water and sewer service is provided to all residential and commercial buildings in the city and to some adjoining sections of Rockbridge County. Citizens can monitor usage online by signing up for the SENSUS Customer Portal. Be sure to check out the tutorial on using the portal here! Be sure to use only the first six digits of your account number and type in your name exactly as it appears on your water and sewer account. Water bills are mailed by the 25th of the month that the meters are read, and payment is due by the 25th of the following month. For more information, visit the Public Works Department page.

Natural Gas Service

Columbia Gas of Virginia provides natural gas service to residential and commercial customers in the City of Lexington. To set up service you can call 1-800-543-8911 Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or visit their website at

Power Service

Dominion Energy provides power service to residential and commercial customers in the City of Lexington. To set up service you can call 866-366-4357 Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. or visit their website at

Personal Property

The City of Lexington imposes a tax on personal property. The personal property tax is assessed on all motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and recreational vehicles which are garaged in the City of Lexington. All personal property garaged in the City of Lexington needs to be registered with the Lexington Commissioner of the Revenue within 60 days.

Snow Removal

Public Works will plow the streets and clear sidewalks around public spaces and City-owned buildings. Residents are required to clear their sidewalks within six hours after the snow stops falling. However, if the snow stops falling at night or on a Sunday, residents are not required to clear their sidewalks until noon the following day. Find more information on our Winters Weather Procedures and Policies page.


Amplified Sound Permit applications can be found online and are issued by the Police Department (540-463-9177). Quiet hours are from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Continued noise, which is loud, unnecessary, or unusual, and which disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, health, peace, or safety of others in the city is prohibited.

Trash Collection

Public Works collects trash and recycling at residences once per week. Trash should be placed curbside or beside the street in cans no larger than 32 gallons with lids the night before collection. Garbage is collected on every holiday except Christmas Day. Collection days for residences can be found using the collection schedule and collection map. Recyclable material can be dropped off at the Lexington Public Works Department located at 890 Shop Road. For more information contact the Public Works Department at (540)464-3601 or

Brush/Bulk/Yard Waste Collection

Residents receive collection of a one half-truckload of brush per week. This includes old furniture and appliances (Brush Collection Map). Public Works does not collect brush on holidays observed by the city; they collect it on the next working day after the holiday. Public Works will collect additional brush for $50 per half-truckload. Call Public Works at 540-463-3154.

Leaf Collection

Public Works collects leaves free of charge from mid-October through mid-December. A schedule will be released by Public Works in September notifying residents of their neighborhood pickup dates. Residents should place leaves at the back of the sidewalk or road shoulder in piles or bags. Public Works does not collect grass clippings.

Property Maintenance

Residents are expected to prune trees and shrubs next to public streets and sidewalks. The City arborist recommends a clearance of nine feet over sidewalks and sixteen feet over streets. Holes and ditches must be filled or fenced in. Weeds and grass must be maintained. Debris which poses a traffic or fire hazard must be removed. Residents should talk with their landlord to decide who is responsible for property maintenance.

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