PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

News & Events

12.16.2014 COMMUNITY LUNCH 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th - Community Lunch at Grace Church click here to read more »
12.06.2014 HOLIDAY LUMINARIES For several decades one of the traditions of Christmas Eve in The Plains has been luminaries lining the streets. Thanks to The Plains Community League, townsfolk and visitors have enjoyed this group effort, but most especially, George Pearson, who has headed up the event for the past 15-20 years. This year we will be putting out a new style of luminary along with the traditional ones. This year, volunteers who want to help are welcome to contact Bruce LeLacheur at brucelelacheur@gmail.com or 703-887-3584. The luminary schedule for this year is:

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th - Community Lunch at Grace Church - Join us to pre-assemble luminaries and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors at a free lunch. We hope to have an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who have a special fondness for The Plains. Donations for lunch and luminaries will be gratefully accepted.

5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21st - A luminary preview on the walks at Grace Church for a service of Lessons and Carols.

1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24th - Assemble more luminaries at The John Page Turner Community House on Main St, opposite the Sunoco station.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24th - Distribute luminaries.
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08.21.2014 CLEAR YOUR SIDEWALK It is important to keep our school-aged children safe. Don't make them walk on the street. Remember to keep your sidewalk clear of ice and snow.
04.05.2014 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)
03.05.2014 HISTORIC DISTRICT NOMINATION NOW POSTED FOR REVIEW The application document for the historic district nomination is now posted on the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Webpage. Click on the link then go to the bottom of the page and click on The Plains Historic District, Fauquier County or the Photos and Map. 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 »
01.31.2014 TAXES, LICENSES & VEHICLE DECALS DUE DATES 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.

Business Licenses are mailed on April 1st each year and are due by May 15th. After May 15th there is a 10% penalty.

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.
12.05.2013 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES Slow down! Be extra careful near school zones and bus stops. Children are along the streets at school bus stops. Please give the school bus plenty of distance. Stop when required. Make sure all of our children are off of the street before proceeding.

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 DECEMBER 2014 - January 2015 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for January 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held on Second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue. The Town Council agenda has a spot for "Citizen Comments" for any citizen to address the Council without prior notice.

PLANNING COMMISSION - The Planning Commission meets on the forth Monday of each month. There will be no Planning Commission held on December 22, 2014. The next regular Planning Commission meeting will be held on January 26, 2015. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The ARB will hold a special meeting Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is January 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located on Main Street.

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

PARKS BOARD - Meets on 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 you car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop local! 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.  Why not come visit us this weekend. We would like to see you.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

Mayor Robert "Bob" L. Gurtler