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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

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Free COVID-19 testing sites will be hosted at the Salem Civic Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These testing sites are sponsored by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. 

  • No appointment needed 
  • Free and Confidential
  • Test...
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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Issues Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency Due to COVID-19

(Richmond, Va., July 8, 2020)  --  The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously extends the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through August 9, 2020, and orders that the provisions of the Sixth Order Extending Declaration Of Judicial Emerge...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia Enters Phase 3, New Guidelines Issued

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On July 1, Virginia begins Phase 3 of its "Forward Virginia" Plan. The plan includes best practices for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning best practices for home and businesses, and guidelines for social gatherings.

Phase 3 also includes man...

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Coronavirus Updates

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Roanoke County Department of Social Services to Offer Financial Relief to Citizens

(Roanoke County, VA—July 10, 2020) Beginning July 13, the Roanoke County Department of Social Services will offer short term financial assistance made possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Residents...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Traffic Alert: Construction to Begin at Intersection of Electric Road and Colonial Ave

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Beginning Sunday, July 12th at 7 p.m., VDOT will begin construction at the intersection of Route 419/Electric Road and Colonial Avenue.  Both Route 419 left turn lanes will be moved farther left to improve driver sight distance along Route 419. T...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing sites will be hosted at the Salem Civic Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These testing sites are sponsored by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. 

  • No appointment needed 
  • Free and Confidential
  • Test...
Read on...

County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Road Closure Change: Access to Explore Park via the Parkway Restored from the North

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National Park Service (NPS) officials announced today that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 115.5 is now open providing access to Explore Park from the north. This section is the northernmost portion of a larger closure ...

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Blue Ridge Parkway Website County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

VDOT Seeks Comments on Appalachian Trail Bridge Over Route 311 in Roanoke County

Route 311 Appalachian Trail Bridge Rendering

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comment about a project that is under development to construct a new pedestrian bridge to carry the Appalachian Trail over Route 311 in Roanoke County.

Citizens are invited to learn more by...

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VDOT Project Webpage County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Issues Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency Due to COVID-19

(Richmond, Va., July 8, 2020)  --  The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously extends the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through August 9, 2020, and orders that the provisions of the Sixth Order Extending Declaration Of Judicial Emerge...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Roanoke County and Town of Vinton Launch $1M COVID Small Business Recovery Grant Program

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Roanoke, Va. (July 6, 2020) – Roanoke County Economic Development Department announced a newly created $1,000,000 grant program aimed at helping small businesses in the County and Town of Vinton recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19 clos...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Roanoke County Modified Services Under Phase 3

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(Roanoke County, VA - July 1, 2020)   Beginning July 1, Roanoke County will begin providing additional services to the public as part of its reopening plan under Phase 3. All County buildings have been closed to the public since March, with some ...

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See our Modified Services page for more details... County News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia Enters Phase 3, New Guidelines Issued

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On July 1, Virginia begins Phase 3 of its "Forward Virginia" Plan. The plan includes best practices for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning best practices for home and businesses, and guidelines for social gatherings.

Phase 3 also includes man...

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County News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Roanoke County Recognized for Model Program

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(Roanoke County, VA—June 8, 2020) The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Roanoke County with an Achievement Award for its Public Schools Planning Workshop program. A collaboration between Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Penalties for Late Personal Property Tax Payments Suspended Until August 1

Personal property taxes are due June 1, however, citizens have two additional months to pay without penalty charges assessed for late payments. Penalties for late payments will begin to accrue on August 1.

This change is the result of the April 14 approval...

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County News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Real Estate Valuation to Resume Field Inspections June 2

The Roanoke County Real Estate Valuation Department will begin inspecting and measuring new homes this week starting June 2. If you have built a new home recently or have a Building Permit for changes to your existing property, an appraiser will be in you...

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County News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

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Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

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County News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report Published

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan... County News

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

Free COVID-19 testing sites will be hosted at the Salem Civic Center and Green Ridge Recreation Center. These testing sites are sponsored by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. 

  • No appointment needed 
  • Free and Confidential
  • Test...
Read on...

County Spotlights
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Roanoke County and Town of Vinton Launch $1M COVID Small Business Recovery Grant Program

CARES ACT Grant

Roanoke, Va. (July 6, 2020) – Roanoke County Economic Development Department announced a newly created $1,000,000 grant program aimed at helping small businesses in the County and Town of Vinton recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19 clos...

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Download PDF News Release... County Spotlights
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Roanoke County Modified Services Under Phase 3

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(Roanoke County, VA - July 1, 2020)   Beginning July 1, Roanoke County will begin providing additional services to the public as part of its reopening plan under Phase 3. All County buildings have been closed to the public since March, with some ...

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See our Modified Services page for more details... County Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Watch Board of Supervisors Meetings Online

Watch Board Meetings Online

Board of Supervisors meetings and agendas can be viewed online on our Meetings and Videos page

If a Board of Supervisors meeting is in progress, select the "LIVE MEETING" link at the top of the page to stream the meeting on your comput...

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Watch Board of Supervisors Meetings. County Spotlights
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Census 2020: Roanoke County Complete Count Committee

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The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Ultimately, the success of the census depends on everyone’s participation. The Census Bureau relies on collaborations with organizations and individuals to...

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See our Census 2020 page for more details... County Spotlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Roanoke County is committed to conducting government business with integrity and accountability to our citizens and employees. Roanoke County’s Fraud, Waste, and Abuse hotline is designed for citizens and employees to report concerns of fraud, w...

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Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse County Spotlights
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Submit Neighborhood Concerns

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Roanoke County's Zoning Code Enforcement officers work with citizens and property owners to investigate and resolve violations of the County code and zoning ordinance. These rules and regulations are in effect to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of ...

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Submit Zoning Concerns... County Spotlights
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan... County Spotlights
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Sign-up Your Cell Phone for RoCo Alert Notifications

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In the event of a local emergency or natural disaster, Roanoke County’s public safety officials will use RoCo Alert to send recorded notifications to home telephones in Roanoke County.

Cellular telephone numbers, email addresses and even VoIP telephone num...

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Sign up for RoCo Alert... County Spotlights
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Community Strategic Plan

Spotlight Community Strategic Plan

In 2016, Roanoke County residents were invited to participate in Roanoke County's first-ever community strategic planning process. The Community Strategic Plan engaged both community leaders and citizens to create a desired future for our community. A Com...

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Additional Info... County Spotlights
Posted on: May 22, 2019

RoCo Ready Emergency Information

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Our RoCo Ready page features important safety and contact information in case of emergency situations. See our Roco Ready page for short safety videos, links to Emergency Agencies, and contact information for local utilities. In the event of an emergency,...

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Visit the RoCo Ready page.... County Spotlights
Posted on: June 7, 2019

About Our Banner Image

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Our iconic website banner image featuring hikers at McAfee Knob was taken by photographer Brent McGuirt. This image is owned and copyright Brent McGuirt / Splendor of Light Photography and licensed for use on Roanoke County's website. For more information...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Reading aloud to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers helps them develop important early literacy skills. RCPL is committed to supporting every child on their journey to reading.

We’ve joined with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, an organization se...

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Library
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Curbside and Material Return Services Information

Starting the Week of June 22 | Curbside Pickup Information

Start placing your holds on June 15! Visit rvl.info or call your library.

You will be contacted when your items are ready. Please do not come to the library until after we have called you.

Hollins, G...

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More Information on our Path to Reopening Library
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Summer Reading Program's New Reading Goal!

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program has gone virtual! We are inviting all ages to join in on our reading goal of 15,000 books (originally 3,000 books) as a community! In the first month of the Summer Reading Program, participants doubled the goal by reading over 6...

What happens if we reach our goal? Click here!

Additional Info... Library
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Resources for Resilience

Resources for Resilience

Roanoke County Public Library has pulled together resources to help during these difficult times. For more information, call us at 540-777-8781 or email reference@roanokecountyva.gov. We are here for you.

View the resources here. Library

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Summer Reading Program's New Reading Goal!

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program has gone virtual! We are inviting all ages to join in on our reading goal of 15,000 books (originally 3,000 books) as a community! In the first month of the Summer Reading Program, participants doubled the goal by reading over 6...

What happens if we reach our goal? Click here!

Additional Info... Library Spotlights
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Library Concierge Service

Library Concierge

Launching on July 1! Library Concierge is a monthly subscription service open to all patrons with library cards in good standing. Each month, subscribers will automatically receive curated content or a list of digital titles available on our digital platf...

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Library Spotlights
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Path to Reopening

Reopening Curbside Info

We’re starting Phase I by accepting returns and providing curbside pick-up.

June 22 | Curbside Pickup Information

Start placing your holds on June 15! Visit rvl.info or call your library.

You will be contacted when your items are ready. Please do n...

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Find out more information. Library Spotlights
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Resources for Resilience

Resources for Resilience

Roanoke County Public Library has pulled together resources to help during these difficult times. For more information, call us at 540-777-8781 or email reference@roanokecountyva.gov. We are here for you.

View the resources here. Library Spotlights
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Subscribe to our Blog!

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Hear from some of your favorite library staffers. From true crime, library updates and happenings, book recommendations, and more. Stay up to date with everything going on virtually at the library. Click here to subscribe!

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Reading aloud to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers helps them develop important early literacy skills. RCPL is committed to supporting every child on their journey to reading.

We’ve joined with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, an organization se...

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Library Spotlights

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

News Flash: VDOT Seeks Comments on Appalachian Trail Bridge Over Route 311 in Roanoke County

Route 311 Appalachian Trail Bridge Rendering

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comment about a project that is under development to construct a new pedestrian bridge to carry the Appalachian Trail over Route 311 in Roanoke County.

Citizens are invited to learn more by...

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VDOT Project Webpage Road Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Traffic Alert: Construction to Begin at Intersection of Electric Road and Colonial Ave

Electric Road and Colonial Avenue Project Map

Beginning Sunday, July 12th at 7 p.m., VDOT will begin construction at the intersection of Route 419/Electric Road and Colonial Avenue.  Both Route 419 left turn lanes will be moved farther left to improve driver sight distance along Route 419. T...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Road Closure (July 13-16): Daugherty Road Closed Starting July 13th

Daugherty Road Closure Map

The VDOT Salem Residency will be performing bridge work on Daugherty Road starting Monday, July 13th, weather permitting.  The project is expected to close the road until July 16th, also weather permitting. Please see the attached map showing the...

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Additional Info... Road Notices
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Road Closure Change: Access to Explore Park via the Parkway Restored from the North

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National Park Service (NPS) officials announced today that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 115.5 is now open providing access to Explore Park from the north. This section is the northernmost portion of a larger closure ...

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Blue Ridge Parkway Website Road Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Traffic Alert (6/12/20): Route 221 Bridge Replacement over Martins Creek

Rt 221 Bridge Replacement at Martins Creek Map

Work is set to begin on the existing bridge on Route 221 over Martins Creek for replacement of a box culvert at the intersection with Martins Creek Rd (Route 696). A temporary road section will be built and installed to the north and next to the existing ...

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Additional Info... Road Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Plantation Rd. (Route 115) - Delays near intersection of Plantation Rd and Lila Dr.

Plantation road alternating lane closure map

Starting May 15th, VDOT will begin work on Plantation Road (Route 115) near the intersection with Lila Drive to install a new traffic signal. This project will require alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound portions of Plantation Road. Par...

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Additional Info... Road Notices

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