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To reclaim an animal from our custody, you will be required to present your driver’s license or photo identification. You will also be required to produce records that show the animal has a current rabies vaccination and city license.
If you do not currently have one or both, you will be required to get a rabies shot within 24 hours and purchase a city license from the City Treasurer’s Office.
Summonses may be issued for non-compliance with City Code and you may be charged for allowing your animal to run at large.
You will be required to pay the board fee of $12.00 per day for every day your animal was held at the pound. If your animal was seized for a violation of animal welfare code, the General District Court Judge will determine if the animal will be returned to your custody and/or if the issue that constituted the violation must be corrected to the satisfaction of the Animal Control Officer prior to the animal’s release or shortly thereafter.
Seizure of an animal may also include additional summonses being served such as animal cruelty code violations. You will be responsible for repaying any veterinary costs incurred on behalf of the animal while in the care of Animal Care & Control.
The city has new rates that were approved by City Council to meet necessary changes and upgrades for the utility infrastructure.
View current rates HERE
When submitting a garden meter adjustment it MUST have the following:
In order for your garden meter to be applied it MUST be turned in between the 1st and 10th of every month.
Your adjustment must be worth $6 or more to be adjusted on your bill, if it is not we will collect them until you reach the minimum amount.
If you email them or have any questions, please send them to email@example.com.
The Office of Billing and Collections has moved from City Hall and is now located at 144 N Sycamore Street
Their hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Due to COVID-19, hours may have changed. See COVID-19 Updates HERE
Due to COVID-19, the following utility billing schedule will be implemented for the remainder of the calendar year:
Please note that beginning in October 2020, utility bill payments will be due on the 5th of the month and no longer on the 1st of the month.
The City reserves the right to revisit this schedule due to continued and/or unforeseen impacts of COVID-19.
We appreciate the patience of our community as we strive to preserve the safety of both our residents and employees.
While vehicle owners no longer need to display a decal in the front window (effective since June 11, 2018), residents with personal property will be charged a registration fee due at the time of the second half of personal property taxes.
Background: Petersburg City Council voted and approved to eliminate the physical vehicle decal and distribution of the decal effective June 11, 2018. A public hearing on this was topic was held on February 6, 2018.
Contact the Treasurer's office, First Floor of City Hall, 135 N Union St., Petersburg, VA 23803, or telephone (804) 733-2322.
Tax payments should be mailed or paid in person in the Treasurer's Office, First Floor of City Hall, 135 N Union St., Petersburg, VA 23803. Payments are due quarterly in the months of September, December, March and June of each year.
Surveys are often recorded with the deeds and maintained in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 7 Courthouse Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803, or telephone 804-733-2367.
The City of Petersburg is currently in the process of developing a new GIS and GIS website. The improved and enhanced GIS should be available during the second half of 2020.
If you have an immediate GIS or mapping need please contact the City Assessor’s Office at 804-733-2336.
Contact the City Assessor's office at (804) 733-2333. For properties in the Enterprise Zone, an additional program can be applied for through the Economic Development office, For more information concerning the boundaries and registering for the Enterprise Zone program, contact the Department of Economic Development at 804-203-4639.
If you have been assessed or billed incorrectly on your personal property bill, please contact the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 804-733-2315.
If you have been assessed or billed incorrectly on your real estate bill, please contact the Assessor's Office at 804-733-2333.
If you have been assessed or billed incorrectly on your water / sewer or wastewater bill, please contact the Billing & Collections Department at 804-733-2349.
You should contact the treasurer’s office, if you believe that a payment has not been applied correctly on one of your accounts.
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code 2015 Edition (Effective September 4, 2018) adopts the 2015 International Code Council's volume of codes. The Frost Line depth is 18 inches. Wind Speed is 90 mpg (3sec.gust). The City uses a snow load of 20 PSF.
Click the following link for more information: Permit Requirements
Grass and weeds in excess of (12) inches may be in violation of Petersburg City Code 50-63, 98-22 or 98-126.
If you believe there is a violation of this section, please report a concern. Residents can also call the Grass Hotline at 804-324-5748.
Submit your site plan to the department's Inspection division by downloading the Site Plan form. Online Site Plan Form
To reduce failure to appears in court and improve public safety by providing custody and supervision to pretrial defendants.
To alleviate jail overcrowding, thereby reducing jail operating costs and future capacity needs of local jails, caused by unnecessary detention of certain pretrial defendants.
To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local criminal justice systems.
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 7:30am - 5:00pm
View Dogwood Website HERE
Please note that as of September 1, 2019 the City of Petersburg will resume reasonable charges for FOIA requests as per § 2.2-3704. This may include charges for any outstanding FOIA requests that have not been fulfilled.
You can find more information HERE
Click Here for Commonwealth’s Attorney FOIA
Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media have the right to examine public records.
Applicants can come to the Department of Human Resources to use computers (no printing or flash drive capabilities) at 3811 Corporate Road in Petersburg or visit the Petersburg Public library.
New job openings are released as needed.
You can sign up to receive the newsletter and/or press releases by emailing Petersburg PIO at firstname.lastname@example.org or signing up for Notify Me on the City’s homepage.
The City’s public access channel is Channel 15 for Comcast customers.
Yes, the City has Facebook (@CityofPetersburgVA), Twitter (@PetersburgV), and Instagram (@Petersburg_VA). We encourage you to follow us on all of our social media accounts!
Please call the Risk Management Office at (804)733-2300 Ext 2445. You will be asked a series of questions such as: name, date and time of incident, location of incident, description of incident, and injuries/damage sustained. An investigation will be conducted and a claim will be submitted to the City’s Insurer.
Click HERE for the Special Event Permit Application.
If it is City property, call the High Grass Hotline at 804-324-5724. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If it is private property, please call Code Compliance at 804-733-2409. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call Public Utilities at 804-733-2407 so that it can be determined if the problem is the responsibility of Public Utilities or the resident / private citizen.