Frederick County FAQ
What are the Landfill and Convenience Center hours?
- Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
- 2011 Holiday Closings:
- New Year's Day (January 1): Closed
- Lee/Jackson Day (January 14): Open
- M.L. King, Jr. Day (January 17): Close at noon
- President's Day (February 21): Close at noon
- Apple Blossom Friday (April 29): Close at noon
- Memorial Day (May 30): Closed
- Independence Day (July 4):Closed
- Labor Day (September 5): Closed
- Columbus Day (October 10): Close at noon
- Veterans Day (November 11): Close at noon
- Thanksgiving (November 24-25): Closed on 11/24, close at noon on 11/25
- Christmas (December 24-26): Open on 12/23-24, closed on 12/25, open on 12/26
- New Year's 2012 (December 31, 2011): Close at noon
Citizens' Convenience Sites:
- Every day: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (except as noted below)
- Wednesday: closed
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Star Tannery:
- Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wednesday and Thurday: closed
- Saturday and Sunday: normal hours
The Landfill site conforms to Landfill hours.
More information: Solid Waste Collection and Regional Landfill
What recycling programs are offered by the County?
Frederick County offers recycling programs for paper; cans; plastic bottles, jugs, and bags; glass; electronics; shoes; textiles; and more. We also have reuse and community outreach programs. Visit the Recycling Programs page for more information.
What types of waste collection are offered by the County?
At the Landfill, Frederick County offers services for standard household trash, some hazardous wastes (such as insecticides, pesticides, pool chemicals, antifreeze, transmission fluid, car batteries, fluorescent and compact light tubes, paints, thinners, solvents), tires, motor oil, yard waste, and more. Large appliances are not accepted at the Landfill.
Frederick County does not manage curbside trash collection. For information about curbside collection in your neighborhood, check our haulers list or contact your HOA, town government, or a neighbor.
For more information, explore the Solid Waste Collection and Regional Landfill page.
How do I contact animal control?
The Frederick County Animal Control officers are under the supervision of the county Sheriff's department. Animal Control officers can be reached by telephone at (540) 662-6162. More Animal Control information can be found on the Animal Control page.
Where can I adopt a pet?
Frederick County runs the state-certified Esther Boyd Animal Shelter at 161 Fort Collier Road. The Shelter's phone number is (540) 667-9192. You can also visit the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter page for more information.
Are dogs required to have tags? Where do I get dog tags?
State law requires licenses for dogs. Dog tags are available through the Treasurer's office. Call (540) 665-5607 or visit Tax/Fee Information - Dog Tags.
Where can I find interactive mapping services?
Frederick County's GIS department maintains an interactive mapping site offering address searches, general mapping services, Planning maps, environmental maps, school maps, and more.
Interactive Mapping Site
When are tax bills mailed?
Tax bills are due on June 5th and December 5th. The bills are mailed around Apple Blossom and Halloween, generally 30 days before they are due.
Where can I find tax maps and other County maps?
Maps of Frederick County are produced by the GIS division of the IT department and the Planning department. Each department creates and maintains a unique set of maps availabile in their map galleries. Custom mapping products are available by request from the GIS division. The GIS division can be reached by telephone at (540) 665-5614; Planning can be reached at (540) 665-5651.
How can I contact the health Department?
The Health Department can be reached by telephone at (540) 722-3480. The Health Department is a state agency and Frederick County maintains no web presence for the agency. The Health Department's state website is www.vdh.virginia.gov/.
Where can I find information about public schools in the County?
Public schools are run by Frederick County Public Schools. You can find more information at the FCPS website or by calling (540) 662-3888.
Where can I find employment information?
Employment for Frederick County is handled by the Human Resources department. Job vacancies, benefits information, and more can be found on the Human Resources site or by calling (540) 665-5668.
How do I file or renew a business license?
Business licenses in Frederick County are handled by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The Commissioner's office is available by phone at (540) 665-5681. Extensive business license information is available online from the Business Division's website.
How do I file for a marriage license?
Marriage licenses in Frederick County are handled by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk maintains a marriage information hotline at (540) 667-8623. More information is available on the Clerk's website.
How do I research deeds and real estate ownership?
Some real estate information is available through the Commissioner of the Revenue's Property Record Card Search. Other property and deed information is available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Contact the Clerk at (540) 667-5770 or on her website.
How do I get a building permit?
The Department of Public Works handles building inspections and permits in Frederick County. You can get building inspections information and permitting information by phone at (540) 665-5650 or on the Inspections site.
How do I find and register for sports teams or community activities?
The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department offers a broad range of activities, sports, and classes for people of all ages in the community. Program information and registration are available at the Parks and Recreation website or by phone at (540) 665-5678.
How do I obtain utility services (gas, water, electric, etc.)?
Utilities in Frederick County are handled by various organizations. You may need to contact a different organization depending on where in the County you are trying to get service. For some utilities, such as internet, there may be other other providers; these are listed for your convenience.
How do I register to vote?
The Frederick County General Registrar handles voter registration in Frederick County. The Registrar's office is available by phone at (540) 665-5660. You can also find a lot of voting information on the Registrar's website.
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