PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

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01.21.2020 SLOW DOWN - WATCH FOR CHILDREN Slow down! Be extra careful while driving in town especially in the early evening at dusk. Keep your speed down. Keep our children safe. Stop for any school bus that is stopped for our children. Be extra alert while driving during we have children that live here. The posted speed limit is 25 MPH but you are welcome to go a little slower.

The Town Council has asked for extra help from the Fauquier County Sheriffs Department to enforce the speed limit. Slow down! Fines are doubled in town.
01.21.2020 TAXES, LICENSES & VEHICLE DECALS DUE DATES MARCH 2020 - Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are mailed on December 1st each year and are due by March 15th. After March 15th, there is a 5% penalty; after June 30th, 6% interest is applied.

APRIL 2020 - Business Licenses are mailed on April 1st each year and are due by May 15th. After May 15th there is a 10% penalty. A 2019 Business License Application can be found by clicking on the link.

MARCH 2020 - Town Vehicle Decals go on sale in February each year and are to be placed on vehicles by March 15th.

Zoning Permits will not be processed until all taxes and license fees are current.

Nancy E. Brady, Treasurer - Town of The Plains, PO Box 104, The Plains, Virginia 20198. CALL 540-364-4945 with any questions.
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01.21.2020 REGISTER TO VOTE Voter Registration Information:

Location to register to vote:
County of Fauquier
Office of the General Registrar
32 Waterloo Street, Suite 207
Warrenton, VA 20186-3238
Tel. (540) 422-8290
Normal Hours of Operation: 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday (excepting holidays and certain deadline dates)
11.02.2019 DARK HORSE THEATER - JANUARY 3 TO 25, 2010
08.28.2019 ZONING AND SIGN PERMIT Use this permit for any sign or building. Simply complete the application and send (mail or e-mail) it to the Town Offices for processing. click here to read more »
06.23.2019 ARB APPLICATION FORM Every property in town is located in the Historic Overlay Zoning District. Application to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for exterior renovations, exterior painting, exterior modifications or improvements as well as fencing will require ARB review. click here to read more »
09.13.2018 HOW TO REPORT A STREET OR ROAD PROBLEM: VDOT maintains most of our streets, sidewalks and signs throughout the town. Click on the link to make a report. click here to read more »
08.20.2018 MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ONLINE HERE Want to make payments on-line. Go to this link to make your payments. click here to read more »
03.13.2018 FINAL HYDROLOGICAL REPORT - THE PLAINS, VA FROM FCWSA click here to read more »
08.04.2016 COOPERATIVE LIVING ARTICLE 2016 click here to read more »
03.05.2014 HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR THE PLAINS, VIRGINIA The application document for the historic district is now posted on the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Webpage. A copy of the approved Historic District can be found on the website or by clicking here. click here to read more »
02.13.2014 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION Here is a link to some frequently asked questions about the historic district designation. click here to read more »

TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held FEBRUARY 3, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Hall second floor meeting room. The Town Council agenda has a spot for "Citizen Comments" for any citizen to address the Council without prior notice and after the business portion of the meeting that evening. Agendas are provided about a week in advance to members of the Town Council, applicants, interested citizens and others, as well as being posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards.

PLANNING COMMISSION - The Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of each month. The next regular monthly meeting is scheduled FEBRUARY 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor. Agendas are posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards. The meeting agenda cut-off date is two weeks prior to the meeting. A woRK-session will be held prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the John Page Turner Community League building located on Main Street. ARB agendas are normally posted on the Post Office and Community League bulletin boards. Submit all materials into the ARB two weeks prior to their regular meeting date. The meeting agenda cut-off date is two weeks prior to the meeting. January 20, 2020 is the cut off date for the February meeting.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) - Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor. The BZA meets on an "as need" basis for submitted applications. The BZA meets annually on the first Thursday, January at 5:00 p.m. for organizational purposes if no applications are pending BZA action.

PARKS BOARD - Meets on an "as need" basis.

TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE - Meets on an an "as need" basis.

These regular meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled from time to time. Check with us at the town office 540-364-4945. Go to the "Contact" page of this website for more information. Copies of permits and applications are provided on this website for your use. Agendas are generally posed a week prior to the scheduled meeting in the Post Office, on the Community Center outside bulletin board and on the town website.
10.13.2013 1967 FIRE REMEMBERED A 1967 fire is remembered in this video provided to the town recently. The video is posted on You Tube and is narrated by the former Fire Chief. click here to read more »

Welcome to The Plains, Virginia


Our website is designed with you, our residents and our many visitors, in mind. We hope you'll find your visit here valuable and informative, and hope that you will find what you're looking for.

Please, take time to visit our shops and restaurants. Slow down and enjoy your time with us. Relax. Our shopkeepers and chefs can't wait to see you again.  Everything is within easy walking distance. Just park your car and enjoy a peaceful stroll on Main Street in The Plains.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

Mayor Blakeney Gallagher