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Delayed Opening - 1/26/21

Jan 26, 2021

City of Winchester offices and the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will open at 10 am due to icy road conditions. WinTran routes are operating with no changes.

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Online Services

Below is a list of frequently-used online services (online payment options & forms).

Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue Offices to reopen

Jan 22, 2021


Update (1/22/21):

The City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue expect to reopen their offices to the public on Monday, January 25, 2021. Normal business hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm, however, staff are available via phone and email through 5:00 pm. The drop box located outside the offices at the Creamery Building (21 S. Kent Street) are available 24/7.

We thank you for your patience during these necessary safety closures.

Road closures planned for the Hope Drive Extension Project

Jan 21, 2021

Beginning January 27, 2021 and ending approximately March 10, 2021 (weather permitting), Papermill Road between Roosevelt Blvd and Tevis Street will be closed 24 hours/day for the Hope Drive Extension Project. These roads will be open to local business and residential traffic and detours will be clearly marked. Access to the businesses in this area will be maintained at all times.

Project information is available on the City's Project web page.

Closure to continue for two Constitutional Offices

Jan 08, 2021

Commissioner of the Revenue Ann Burkholder and City Treasurer Jeff Barbour have decided to extend the office closure through next week due to the previously-reported COVID-19 exposure. Please see their announcement below:

Two improvement projects to begin January 11, 2021

Jan 07, 2021

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the City’s contractors will begin work on two large constructions projects totaling over $17.2 million in costs that were first approved by City Council in November 2016: 1) Hope Drive extension and Tevis Street cul-de-sac and 2) Valley Avenue sidewalk and drainage improvements. Both projects are expected to be completed by summer 2022, weather permitting.

Council Member Swearing-In Ceremony

Jan 04, 2021

New and re-elected City Councilors will be sworn in on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 beginning at 5 pm in the Rouss City Hall Council Chambers. In light of the Governor’s orders regarding group gatherings, we will be swearing in the Councilors one at a time and limiting the number of people in the room. Those interested in watching the ceremonies are asked to watch remotely via the live stream on the City’s YouTube page at

Inclement weather schedule

Dec 16, 2020


UPDATE (12/16): 

Due to the snow storm and potential refreeze tomorrow, the City will follow the below schedule on Thursday, December 17, 2020:

City offering additional assistance programs for past-due utility bills

Dec 09, 2020

Since November, the City of Winchester has offered an assistance program in partnership with the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley for residents who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their utility bills. Now, thanks to additional CARES Act funding and a new payment plan program, local residents now have more options to help them get caught up on their past-due water and sewer bills.