County Operational Status

This page includes the latest updates on the status of Arlington County Government’s services and programs. All statuses are subject to change; check back for updates. This page was last updated April 16, 2021. 

Arlington Operational Status

Arlington County Government Offices

Status: 
OPEN

Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (Stay Arlington)

Arlington Employment Center

Status:

Virtual assistance available. Operating at limited capacity. All events are suspended. Resource Center/Computer Lab closed. 

Arlington Transit (ART Bus)

Status:

Face masks required on all buses. Details

BizLaunch

Status:

See resources for small businesses. Small business support available by phone and web-based meeting options. Details

Child Care Program

Status:

Contact your provider directly for status information. Details

Community Outreach Program

Status:

Office hours and services taking place by phone for DHS Sequoia and Arlington Mill Community Center. Details

Cultural Affairs

Status:

Arlington Cultural Affairs venues remain closed to the Public during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are therefore unavailable for rental for the forseeable future (updated: 7/14/2020) See details.

Commissioner of Revenue

Status:

Office closed to the public until further notice. This includes all in-person transactions for all divisions, including Administration, Business Tax, Vehicle Personal Property and DMV Select. Filings and payments can be processed online. Details

Constituent Services

Status:

Continues to operate for residents and businesses. Staff available by email or phone.

Courts

Status:

Arlington Circuit Court Clerk’s offices not open to walk-in business; essential operations continue.

Department of Environmental Services

Status:

  • All essential infrastructure maintenance and operations are continuing.
  • Mulch delivery available, free mulch pickup available.
  • Household hazardous materials/electronics dropoff: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – noon, by appointment only — call 703-228-5000 during weekday business hours; Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m without appointment beginning May 1. 

Detention Center

Status:

All professional visits are non-contact, all personal visits are canceled  and all programs will be canceled for a minimum of 30 days. Details

Emergency Shelters

Status:

All emergency shelters in Arlington County remain open. 

Fire Department

Status:

Operating as normal. All fire station events and public gatherings are canceled. Fire education/outreach programs are suspended. Details

The residential fire safety inspection program is suspended; however, individual households can request installation.

Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Status:

  • Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. – noon, by appointment only — call 703-228-5000 during weekday business hours; Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m without appointment beginning May 1.

Housing

Status:

All in-person monitoring visits are suspended until further notice (includes in-person financial, occupancy, and physical compliance monitoring for all County- and Federal-funded projects). Details.

Human Rights Office

Status:

Continues to operate for residents and businesses. Staff is available through email or phone.

Human Services

Status:

DHS has moved to Assistance from a Distance

Inspections

Status:

Virtual inspections only. Details Other building-related service changes 

Jury Duty

Status:

All jury trials have been continued. Do not to report on your summoned court date during this time frame. Details

Libraries

Status:

Express browsing and holds picks available at some locations. (Many locations remain closed.) Details on Library website.

Mulch

Status:

Wood and leaf mulch delivery available; free pickup available. 

Parks and Recreation

Status:

Arlington’s 148 parks are open, along with athletic fields (with restrictions), batting cages, bocce courts, the disc golf course, pickleball courts, picnic shelters (with restrictions), the skate park, tennis courts, tracks, dog parks, basketball courts and volleyball courts. Playgrounds and outdoor restrooms, including playgrounds located at Arlington Public Schools, have also reopened. Fitness rooms and gyms have reopened in four of Arlington County’s Community Centers: Fairlington, Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Langston Brown.

Nature centers open with limited hours and spraygrounds remain closed.

View the Parks & Rec status page for complete details.

Peer-Run Recovery Center

Status:

The Peer-Run Recovery Center on Columbia Pike is closed.

Permit Office

Status:

Closed for in-person customer service. Services are available online

Planning Applications

Status:

Copies of proposed plans, ordinances, amendments and applications, and related planning case materials may be examined online.

Police Department

Status:

Police Department remains operational. Certain non-essential services and/or processes may be delayed or suspended. Some non-emergency incidents are being diverted to the online reporting systemDetails

Real Estate Assessments

Status:

Department of Real Estate Assessments Office is closed. Staff is working remotely and is available at 703-228-3920 or realog2@arlingtonva.us.

Sheriff’s Office

Status:

Updated hours at the Sheriff’s Office (1425 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 9100): Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Transportation & Transit

Status:

ART buses on reduced schedule. Visit WMATA for Covid-19 Service Information on Metrobus and Metrorail. 

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Service

Status:

Regular weekly curbside trash/recycling/yard waste collection operating as scheduled. Details

Treasurer’s Office

Status:

Treasurer’s Office – Operating with a limited staff in-office and open to walk-in customers at this time. Filings and payments may be processed online. View specific inquiry details on the Treasurer’s website.

Volunteer Arlington

Status:

Coordinating webpage for community needs. Details

Voting

Status:

Available by appointment, effective March 18. Call 703-228-3456 or email voters@arlingtonva.us.

Water and Sewer

Status:

Water and sewer service will continue to be provided. The County will not shut off any customer’s water service for non-payment.