Transparency

The City of Winchester is committed to providing the community with as much information as possible. To make all this information accessible, the City has organized it all in one central location. Click here to learn more about the City's communications efforts.


Latest News

Stay informed by visiting our Latest News web page. All news releases and other announcements/information are posted on the Latest News page and it's searchable. 


OpenGov

OpenGov is the City's online budget transparency tool that allows the public to view our budget revenues and expenditures in real time and in an easy-to-understand format. Drill down to the level of detail you seek and track the City's annual budget milestones at every step.

OpenGov Features:

  • View the City's checkbook in real-time
  • Interactive budget charts and details (updated monthly)
  • Stories provide details on City projects and strategic plan progress

Open Town Hall

Provide your feedback on topics provided in the City's online Open Town Hall tool.


Knowledgebase

The City's knowledgebase is an online interactive database of frequently asked questions. Use the knowledgebase to seek answers to your questions and submit questions not already in the database.  After the City receives your question, an answer will be provided and then added to the knowledgebase. Access it online or on the City's mobile app.


Social Media

Social media is a large part of the way the City communicates with the public. Make sure you are connected.

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Newsletters

Subscribe to the City's weekly electronic newsletter, CitE-News, and have have current news and upcoming event information sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday.

Subscribe to Winchester Parks and Recreation's e-newsletter, ActivitE-News, for up-to-date information on local recreational programs, services and events.


Notification System

Register for the City's notification system to receive emergency alerts and non-emergency messages via text, email or phone.

OPT-IN (under "Subscriptions") to receive messages for the following:

  • trash and recycling collection changes due to holidays or weather
  • snow plan activation or deactivation
  • scheduled road closures
  • City government facility closures
  • WinTran route schedule changes
  • weather alerts from the national weather service

News Shows

Rouss Review Podcast

The Rouss Review is the City's podcast posted every 2nd and 4th Monday at 5 pm on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, the City's website, social media, and more. Hosted by City Manager Dan Hoffman, this informative show will discuss relevant topics with a special guest and provide an overview of upcoming Council meeting agendas. 

publiCITY Online News Show

Don't miss the City's publiCITY show hosted by Barry Lee (suspended due to COVID-19). This news show features current projects, City services and other important information you need to know.


Public Meeting Agenda Portal

The City organizes all agendas and minutes for City Council, Board of Architectural Review, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Economic Development Authority, and more in one online management portal. These agendas and minutes are integrated with meeting video or audio for easy access to the discussion you want to hear. Other agendas and minutes are posted on the board's web page. Click here for the list of boards.


Property Search Portal

Enter your address and learn about your property with this interactive map (trash/recycling pick up day, voting ward, real estate information, school district, leaf collection area, etc.). 


Interactive Maps

Find information, including raw data, about the city using our GIS interactive maps and Open Data Portal. Click here to access all maps and the portal.


Real Estate Assessment Search

Search this real estate assessment database for information about real estate located within city limits.


Publications

Every year the City publishes informational reports and guides to help keep the community informed.  Publications include: annual reports, an informational calendar, citizen's guide to the budget, program guides, destination guides and more.

Click to view all current City publications.


Cable Channel 6

The City maintains a community access channel, Comcast cable channel 6, as another communication tool. Current news, service information, updates, program information, events, videos, and more. Click here to stream the channel online


Public Records (FOIA) Request

To submit a request to view or receive a copy of a public record, please visit the City's FOIA request portal. This online program will allow requestors to submit and track requests for public records after creating an account. Requests are also accepted via phone, email, fax, mail or in-person.