PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

News & Events

11.29.2016 COMMUNITY LEAGUE MEETING The Plains Community League meets every first Thursday at 7:00 PM at the John Page Turner Community House
6473 Main Street, The Plains, VA. Everyone is welcome. The next meeting is February 2nd. The League's phone number with voicemail is; 540-253-2119. The League's e-mail address is: pcl20198@gmail.com Find the Community League on Facebook.
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08.25.2016 OLD TAVERN ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Route 245 (Old Tavern Road), Fauquier Co.

Rehabilitation of bridge over Broad Run

Begin Date: July 2016

Est Completion Date : April 28, 2017

$595,409 construction contract; $730,553 total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.3 mile north of Interstate 66; 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway)

Contractor: McClain & Co., Inc. of Culpeper

Contact: Wade Smith, CCM

Project Details: VDOT will replace the substandard superstructure of the Route 245 bridge over Broad Run in northern Fauquier County.

The structurally deficient bridge is located about 0.3 mile north of Interstate 66 and 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway).

During this eight-month bridge maintenance project, VDOT will replace the bridge deck and rehabilitate the bridge abutments. Construction will take place in phases to maintain a single travel lane, with temporary signals controlling two-way traffic through the work zone.

The existing concrete bridge was built in 1935 and carries an average of 3,500 vehicles daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.
03.17.2015 STREET PARKING STREET PARKING - Parking is free everywhere in town. Main Street parking is limited in the "downtown" area. Please keep in mind that Main Street is a place where visitors and residents both shop and live. If you plan to park for a long period of time, for a bike ride in the country or to meet up with friends for some winery tours, please be considerate of others. Park in an area away from our Main Street shops or directly in front of a home. Learn to share and be considerate of the limited "downtown" Main Street parking with no meters. While here, take time to get out of your car or off of your bike and enjoy the shops and restaurants we have to offer. Stay a while, get to know our shopkeepers and chefs. Why not shop or have a bite to eat. Enjoy our small town charm. Support our local business.

BICYCLE CLUBS AND RIDERS - If you are visiting our town to meet for a group ride, please take time to visit our shops and restaurants. For long-term parking over two hours you should park off of Main Street. The best place to park is on Stuart Street along the fence at the Railroad. Thank you.
01.31.2014 TAXES, LICENSES & VEHICLE DECALS DUE DATES MARCH 2017 - 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 2017 - Business Licenses are mailed on April 1st each year and are due by May 15th. After May 15th there is a 10% penalty.

MARCH 2017 - 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.
12.05.2013 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.

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.
12.05.2013 FEBRUARY - MARCH 2017 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held March 20, 2017 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. 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 forth Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor. Agendas are provided about a week in advance to members of the Planning Commission, Town Council, applicants, interested citizens and others, as well as being posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards. The next regular monthly Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for February 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Fire Hall.

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 March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located on Main Street. ARB agendas are normally posted on the Post Office and Community Center bulletin boards.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) - Meets on an "as need" basis.

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.
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 »
12.12.2012 SMALL TOWN CHARM Support our shops & restaurants. Our Main Street shopkeepers, chefs and staff love what they do. Small town charm everyday just for you. Park your car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop locally. 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.

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