UPDATED July 7, 2020:

New Resident Information

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Welcome to the City of Williamsburg!

 The City Council Calendar, lists the meeting schedule for the current year. City Council meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m., with the Work Session meeting being held on Monday of the same week at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the Stryker Center. They may also be viewed live on the City's website, the City's Facebook page and on WMSBG Channel 48.

  • Are you a City Resident? (PDF)
    The Williamsburg mailing address contains 3 localities: Williamsburg City limits, James City County & York County. Check out City Street Listing to see if you reside within the City limits.
  • Area Map (PDF)
  • Neighborhood Guide 
    Your online resource guide to City Programs & Outreach Activities.

  • Police, Fire, Medical Emergency - Dial "911"
    Non-Emergency Numbers
    Police - (757) 220-2331
    Fire - (757) 220-6220

  • Items to take care of in first 30 days 

    • Set up Utilities
    • Change your address at the Post Office.
    • Update your vehicle information.
      • Purchase Virginia plates, update your drivers license and purchase new vehicle registration at Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Bring your current Virginia vehicle registration with new City of Williamsburg address to the Commissioner of Revenue's Office located in the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette Street to register your vehicle. Failure to sign and return a Certification of Tangible Personal Property will result in a Non-File Fee. Vehicles must be inspected and display the inspection sticker. Inspections may be done at service stations or garages displaying signs for State Inspections Services.
      • Residents on "Parking by Permit Only" streets may be eligible to purchase a parking permit at the Finance Department. Questions? Call (757) 220-6180. 
    • License your dogs at the Finance Department. A current rabies vaccination valid through the end of the year is required.
    • Make sure your house numbers can be read from the street in case of emergency
    • Register your child with the Williamsburg/James City County Public School System.
    • Register to vote at the Voter Registrar's Office.

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