Fairfax County Government News

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5 Tips: When a Salesperson Knocks on Your Door

Spring is here and with the warm weather comes an increase in the number of salespeople that may be knocking at your door to sell you new siding, …

Same-Day Walk-In Mental Health Screenings Now Available

Why Is Same Day Access Important?<p>Often when people recognize that they need help, there may be a brief window of time when a person is willing to …

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Launches Adopt-a-Hydrant Program

Click here to Adopt a Hydrant<p>Fairfax County firefighters need your help to potentially save lives and property. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue …

Backyard Bird Feeding

SHARE POINT<p>One of the best ways to get a front row seat of our local birds is to have a bird feeder (or two, or three) in your yard. Nothing could …

Communities of Trust established to engage neighborhoods and promote positive interactions with law enforcement

Law Enforcement

New Highland District in Tysons to feature living, shopping, eight parks

Shopping

5 Things to Do During the National Political Conventions

Get out the vote in 2016 with a macro photo of electioneering campaign vote buttons.<p>SHARE POINT<p>History will take place this month with the first …

8 Ways to Keep Burglars Away From Your Home This Summer

Do you have a vacation or extended trip on the horizon, especially now that it’s summer?<p>Burglars might be interested to know, too, and they will look …

Exchange Zone for Online Purchases Established in Chantilly

SHARE POINT<p>Do you love to buy or sell stuff online? Of course, many items are shipped directly to homes, but you sometimes need to meet up to …

Interactive VDOT map shows road paving schedule; Visit www.virginiadot.org

Beware of abduction scam: 1) Phone call with crying, abducted child 2) Ransom demand

Abduction

Beware of ticks; more than 200 cases of Lyme disesase were reported in Fairfax County in 2015

Don’t let mosquitoes thrive; check for standing water in your yard (buckets, bird baths, toys, etc.)

Mosquitoes

Be aware of four phone scams: sheriff/warrant, IRS, family emergency, child abduction; Details at fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Abduction

Construction begins on a new urban development in Tysons called The Boro

Urban Development

New to Fairfax County? Research, checklists and resources available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Research

Video: Fairfax County Health Director Details Latest About Zika

Do you have five minutes?<p>Then Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, our director of health, invites you to watch her short message detailing the latest about the …

Meals tax question approved for Nov. 8 election ballot

Elections

Board of Supervisors approve architectural changes to Reston’s tallest building

Home sales up about 11 percent according to latest economic indicators

Learn about the future of Route 1/Richmond Highway at a community meeting on May 9 at 7 p.m. at Walt Whitman Middle School

Middle School

Texting while driving is illegal in Virginia; Put down your phone in the car

Distracted Driving

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2017 (beginning July 1) that includes a four-cent real estate tax increase

Estate Tax

Creative Aging Festival takes place throughout May; See details and events at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Creative

11 Farmers Markets open the first week of May: Find locations at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news

Farming

Five Things to Know About the Approved FY 2017 Budget

SHARE POINT<p><i>Updated April 26</i><p>The Board of Supervisors voted today to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget.<p>This budget becomes <b>effective on July 1,</b> …

Emerald ash borer beetle may be infecting ash trees in your yard; Call 703-324-1770 for advice

Home Repair for the Elderly program helps those in need; Call 703-246-5179

Repairs