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    Rights & Responsibilities:
    The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Treasurer of the City of Lynchburg
    under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

    The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

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    Lynchburg City Council's meetings are broadcast live most second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are also recorded so that you can watch any previous meeting as well as selectively watch certain parts of the meeting agenda. 

    Watch City Council.

    Wed., Feb 13 Until further notice Whitehall Rd. from Lakeside Dr. to Old Forest Rd.

    Motorists traveling near E. C. Glass High School are cautioned to take notice of new speed limit signs recently installed on Memorial Avenue and Langhorne Road near E.C. Glass High School.  The speed limit in these zones has been reduced to 25 miles per hour during the time periods of 30 minutes before and after school starts each morning and 30 minutes before and after school dismisses in the afternoon.

    Stressing out about how to manage your time?   

    Join Marcia Bennett as she presents a seminar on Time Management. Learn how to better use your time and resources. What unrealized time wasters do you have in your life? De-clutter your time use and get more done!

    Location: Lynchburg Public Library Community Room


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    Adult Services
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    (434) 455-6310
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Youth and Prevention staff is also involved in school and community based prevention activities and programs. Topics include: health and nutrition classes, anger management, and stress management. Please contact staff if you are interested in staff presenting a class for your group.

    Youth and Prevention Staff assists in the programs below:

    • Real World of Central Virginia
    • Kick it ~ Don't Flick it Campaign
    • Just Say No Day



    Monday, February 5th, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Daniel's Hill Center
    317 Norwood Street
    Monday, February 12th, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Diamond Hill Center
    1005 17th Street
    Monday, February 26th, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fairview Center
    3621 Campell Avenue
    Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Miller Center
    301 Grove Street
    TBD College Hill
    811 Jackson St
    TBD Dearington Elementary School
    210 Smith Street

    Our Mission

    To assess the City of Lynchburg's real estate according to State Code and provide citizens with accurate records. 

    Our Vision

    To be the best Assessor's office in Virginia.

    GIS Parcel Viewer

    View property data using GIS Parcel Viewer  for assessment information.  By checking the Show Advanced Search Options box, you can search data by:

    • Neighborhood
    • Sale Date
    • Year Built
    • Square Footage
    • Acreage
    • Or any combination

    You can export the data to MS Excel if desired.

    The Lynchburg City Assessor's Office keeps an alphabetical ownership tax roll and assesses approximately 31,500 real estate property parcels, of which 1,560 are exempt.  The real estate tax rate for 2017-18 is $1.11 per $100 of the assessed value. 

    To maintain the roll, the City Assessor must keep current property records showing physical characteristics of each parcel and in accordance with Chapter 18-48 of the Lynchburg City Code, Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, and Article X of the Virginia Constitution

    Property transfers and building permits are processed throughout the year and all parcels are reassessed biennially. Special appraisal estimates of value for budgeting and rental studies are prepared periodically. 

    An official tax roll is maintained each year beginning July 1 through June 30. For a copy of a tax roll (land book)  434-455-3830 or .

    Mission & Vision

    The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services operates to provide readily available access to Police, Fire, and EMS Services for the citizens of Lynchburg, Virginia.

    The goal of this agency is to respond with assistance to all emergencies in an expedient manner as to provide the best protection available in attempting to save lives and property.

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