Becoming a Local
Start Here For city info, visit visitcharlottesville.org. For county info, visit albemarle.org.
Get on the Grid Where you get your electricity depends on where you live, with one option per area. Power providers include Appalachian Power, (800) 956-4237, appalachianpower.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, (800) 367-2832, .mycvec. com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dominionenergy.com; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, (800) 552-3904, myrec.coop.
Fuel Up Natural gas service is available from the city of Charlottesville for city residents and some parts of the county: Charlottesville Gas, (434) 970-3211.
N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection
Got Water? If you’re not in one of the county homes on well water, you’ll need to connect up with Charlottesville Water at (434) 970-3800 or Albemarle County Service Authority at (434) 977-4511.
Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Landfill or hire a private collection firm. The majority of private haulers collect trash and recycling together, where it is taken to a recovery facility, reporting a 25% recycling rate. For a higher recycling rate, consider The McIntire Recycling Center (98%), or contract a private hauler such as Evergreen Recycling. The city provides weekly trash take-away; residents purchase stickers for 13-gallon or 32-gallon trash bags at grocery stores or an annual sticker available at City Hall, (434) 970-3830.
Keep in Touch Landline phone service and/or Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, .xfinity.com; Sprint, sprint.com; and Ting, ting.com.
On the Road Within 30 days of moving to the area, contact the DMV for a new driver’s license and to title and register your vehicle locally: Charlottesville DMV, (804) 497-7100.
Rock the Vote The easiest way to register to vote is to fill out a form while you’re at the DMV. Otherwise, call up the local registration office to get the necessary form: Albemarle County Voter Registration, (434) 972-4173; City of Charlottesville Voter Registration, (434) 970-3250.
Make New Friends Are you new to Charlottesville or newly retired? The Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities: cvillenewcomers.com.
Make a Difference There are lots of opportunities to help out those in need within our community. Check out volunteer opportunities on the United Way’s website: unitedwaytja.org. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com
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