PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

News & Events

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.
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. Please trim weeds and over grown shrubs along your sidewalk so that everyone can walk in a safe place. If you are walking in an area without sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.
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 MARCH 2015 - 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 2015 - Business Licenses are mailed on April 1st each year and are due by May 15th. After May 15th there is a 10% penalty.

MARCH 2015 - 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 SLOW DOWN - WATCH FOR CHILDREN Slow down! Our children are back to school. Be extra careful while driving in town. Keep your speed down. Keep our children safe. Stop for school 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 NOVEMBER 2015 TOWN MEETINGS JOINT PUBLIC HEARING - A joint Public Hearing will be held November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM on the second floor of the Fire Hall located on Loudoun Avenue to hear the application of the Front Porch Market and Grill for the establishment of the "Side Porch" at 6488 Main Street.

TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue on November 16, 2015. 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. The next regular Planning Commission meeting will be held on November 23, 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 next regular monthly ARB meeting is December 7, 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.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

The images shown are from this years scarecrow contest .  Thanks to everyone that participated by enering the contest and everyone that came to all of our October activities here in town. Here are the winners of our 2015 contest. A special thanks to Cathy Silvers and Cassandra Brown for your help with the contest.

The Scariest - Scotch Rocket by Peyton's Place 
The Funniest - Donald PUMP by Crest Hill Antiques & Tea Room
The Most Creative - Gold Cup Runneth Over by Joe & Christen Miller 
The People's Choice - Returning of the Pumpkin Head by The Plains Market & Deli 
Honorable Mention - Checking & Savings by The Fauquier Bank 
Honorable Mention - Persephone by The Bittersweet Garden

Mayor Robert "Bob" L. Gurtler