If you move around a lot, you know the sooner you get settled, the better. Here are some resources to make you feel at home in no time.
To drive legally in Virginia, you must get a Virginia driver’s license within 60 days of moving to the state.
DMV website and locations
874 Garrisonville Rd., Stafford, VA 22554-3901
2731 Caton Hill Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192-4116
For detailed information on becoming a legal driver, check out the DMV newcomers guide online
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Phone and Utilities
Verizon Communications is the leading phone service provider in the area. Call 1-800-VERIZON or go online to Verizon's website. For water and sewer services, contact the Department of Utilities at 540.658.8616. Several local companies provide gas and electricity.
The three major cable providers in the area are Comcast, Cox Communications, and Verizon FIOS. Comcast has local offices at 10841 Houser Drive in Fredericksburg and at 1128 Garrisonville Rd. in Stafford. Call Comcast at 800.266.2278, or go to Comcast's website. Cox has a local office at 1310 Belman Rd. in Fredericksburg 540.373.6343, or go to Cox's website. at 540.658.8616. Several local companies provide gas and electricity. Verizon can be reached at 800.837.4966 or go to Verizon's website.
The main Stafford office, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, 540.659.7095, is open 8:30am–5pm Monday through Friday and 10am–2pm Saturday. The region also has many smaller post offices. You can find them by searching the US Postal Service website.
The Free Lance-Star is the Fredericksburg area’s local daily newspaper. You can subscribe by calling 540.374.5002 or 800.877.0500, ext. 5540, from 5:30am–5:00pm weekdays, 6:00am–11:00am weekends and 6:00am–10:00am on holidays. You can also subscribe online at the Free Lance-Star's website.
The Board of Supervisors are elected to four-year terms. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 3pm at the Stafford General District Court, 1300 Courthouse Rd.
The School Board members are elected to four-year terms. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Bandy Administrative Complex, 31 Stafford Ave. Visit the Stafford County Schools website for school locations and information.
Real estate and personal property taxes are collected twice yearly, on June 5th and December 5th. Information is available in the Treasurer's Office.
You can register to vote at the DMV office when you get your driver’s license (as long as you’ll be 18 by the next general election), or you can visit your local registrar or call 540.658.4000. Voter registration forms also are available at public libraries, armed forces recruitment centers, and some state government offices. For more information about registering to vote, call the State Board of Elections at 800.552.9745.