Get Started

Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg. Start here to find out how to join in on your new community.

  • Get a library card. Visit or call the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for details at (540) 372-1144.
  • Join a sports team or pool and frequent our many parks. Visit or call the Parks and Recreation Department for details, (540) 372-1086.
  • Join your community's civic association and Neighborhood Watch Program. Have your children fingerprinted/ID'd. Call the Police Department, (540) 372-1165, for details.
  • Attend Fredericksburg City Council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall.
  • Watch Local Government Channel on Cox cable 24 to view meetings and get additional City information . View Channel 25, the City's public access channel for local events and organizations, and Channel 18, the City's public school channel.
  • Apply for one of the City's Boards and Commissions through the Clerk of Council's office, (540) 372-1010.
  • Subscribe to the local daily newspaper. The Free Lance-Star (
  • Get a hunting or fishing license.
  • Purchase your "Timeless Ticket" and tour our most popular attractions. The "Timeless Fredericksburg" ticket is your guide to our finest historic landmarks. $32/adults; offers a 40% savings over individual ticket prices. Find out more at Visit Fredericksburg.
  • Visit the Farmer's Market