Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Henrico County General Government offices, courts & libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Refuse will not be collected Thursday, November 26. Pickup is delayed one day with Friday routes scheduled for pick up on Saturday. Public use areas will be CLOSED on Thursday.

Curbside recycling by CVWMA will not be collected Thursday, November 26. Pickup is delayed one day with Friday routes scheduled for pick up on Saturday.

Henrico Today Fall 2015 Edition

Get the latest news in the fall issue of Henrico Today! Henrico’s new fire-protection rating could reduce your insurance costs. Libbie Mill Library opens. Leaf collection begins. Henrico expands homeowner tax relief for seniors and disabled residents. Check out the HCTV program schedule and more.

Henrico Today Fall Edition

Personal property and real estate tax payments due Monday, Dec. 7

Second installment payments of 2015 personal property and real estate taxes have been mailed and are due Monday, Dec. 7. Taxpayers have several options for making payments.

  • Provided return envelope
  • Paymentus by phone at 1-855-748-6015 or online at (both of these payment methods include a nominal fee)
  • Drop boxes at the Government Centers (Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, and the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road)
  • In person at the Cashiers Office at both Government Centers, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • At any 7-Eleven convenience store nationwide. Visit to obtain the Pay Code. Payment limit is $1,000 and in cash, only. A nominal fee is charged for this service.

For more information, send an email to, go to or call (804) 501-4678.

Veterans Day Holiday Schedule

Henrico County General Government offices, courts and libraries will be closed Wednesday, Nov 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Refuse WILL NOT be collected Wednesday, Nov 11. Pickup will be delayed one day with Friday routes collected on Saturday. Public use areas (landfills) will be OPEN.

Recycling pick-up by CVWMA will operate on a regular schedule including pickup on Wednesday, Nov 11.

Have a safe holiday.

Libbie Mill Library to Open Friday, Oct 30

The Libbie Mill Library of Henrico County Public Library, located at 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, near the intersection of Staples Mill and Bethlehem Roads, will host a community celebration in honor of the opening of the library on Thursday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event.

The library will be open for business 9 a.m. on Friday, October 30.

The Libbie Mill Library replaces the Dumbarton Area Library which will permanently close its doors at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 17. The state-of-the-art Libbie Mill Library will feature a digital media lab with 3-D printers; a drive-up service window and book return; a large, separate teen area; a dedicated children’s story time/programming room; group collaboration spaces; a large meeting room with updated technology; a quiet reading room; study rooms; more public use computers and devices; an updated collection; and an interactive video wall showcasing the history of the Henrico Shire. This Henrico County construction project was made possible by the 2005 Henrico Bond Referendum.

For additional information, please visit or call 804-290-9000.

Leaf collection in progress

Free, curbside collection of bagged leaves is scheduled from now through Feb. 7. Crews will work week to week in five zones. Each area will receive two pickups, with the second cycle starting when the first one ends.

For a schedule and map of zones, go to and click the link to “Leaf Collection Brochure.” Collection is provided automatically for people living in zones A through E. Residents living outside those areas must place an order for pickup by calling (804) 727-8770.

Bags of leaves should be free of trash and other debris and placed at the curb or road’s edge by 7 a.m. on the Monday of the assigned pickup week. Any number of bags will be collected, but they must be accessible from the street and should not block traffic lanes, parking spaces or drainage ditches.

Henrico also will offer vacuum leaf service by request during two collection periods. A fall collection will occur from now through Dec. 31 followed by an early spring collection from Feb. 29 through March 25. Residents can order the $30 vacuum service beginning Nov. 9 at or by calling (804) 501-4275.

Leaves should be piled at the curb or road’s edge and be free of trash, sticks and other debris. Leaves should not block traffic lanes, parking spaces or drainage ditches.

In addition, residents may take bagged or loose leaves to Henrico’s public-use areas at 2075 Charles City Road and 10600 Fords Country Lane. The public-use areas are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for certain holidays. Bagged leaves will be accepted at no cost from Nov. 16 through Feb. 7 and for $3 per visit at other times. Loose leaves and other yard debris are accepted year-round at no charge.

Henrico’s leaf collection program, which earned a 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties, is a joint effort by the departments of Public Utilities and Public Works.

Henrico ceremony for Virginia Capital Trail canceled

A ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 to mark the completion of the Henrico section of the Virginia Capital Trail has been canceled due to forecasts of inclement weather. No makeup date has been set.

The ceremony had been planned for 10 a.m. at Four Mile Creek Park.

Capital Trail

The UCI Road World Championship Bike Races



The UCI Road World Championships, featuring 1,000 premier cyclists from 75 countries, will be held Sept. 19-27 in Richmond and other parts of the region. Areas of Henrico will be directly affected by races on Sept. 19, 20 and 23. Residents should expect road closures, parking disruptions and plenty of excitement. To find out more, go to

Additional information on traffic road closures and satellite parking.


Henrico earns superior rating from Insurance Services Office

Designation may reduce insurance costs for homeowners, businesses

Henrico County has earned the highest-possible rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a distinction that reflects highly on the Division of Fire and may qualify homeowners and businesses for lower property insurance premiums.

The county received a Class 1 rating in ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program based on a comprehensive evaluation of its emergency communications; fire department equipment, personnel and training; water supply; and fire-prevention efforts, including inspections and code enforcement.

“Protecting residents and their homes and businesses is the highest priority of Henrico County and the Division of Fire,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “This Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office is great news for our entire community. It reflects our high quality of life, our commitment to excellence in public service and our drive to build a stronger county as we grow.”

Henrico scored 95.66 points on a 105.5-point scale during a review this spring, well above the 90-point threshold to qualify for Class 1 status. The county previously held a Class 3 rating based on a score of 73.48 from 2011. Henrico’s classification reflects the relative low risk of fire losses in both developed and rural areas of the county.

ISO logoHenrico’s superior rating could help reduce individual costs for property insurance because insurance companies use ISO or similar classification services to establish their rates.  Insurance companies have found a correlation between a community’s investment in fire protection and future fire losses. In general, that means property owners in areas with better ISO ratings represent a lower risk and therefore qualify for lower insurance rates.

ISO has reviewed 48,754 communities and fire districts across the United States. Only 132, or 0.3 percent, have earned a Class 1 rating. In Virginia, four out of 765 communities and fire districts, or 0.5 percent, hold a Class 1 rating: Henrico, Fairfax County and the cities of Charlottesville and Newport News.

Henrico is the first county in the country to have both a Class 1 ISO rating and a fire department accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

“The Division of Fire takes great pride in helping Henrico achieve this superior rating from the Insurance Services Office,” Fire Chief Anthony E. McDowell said. “This accomplishment is a credit to the training, professionalism and commitment of the men and women of our department and the support we enjoy from the community, including the Board of Supervisors, other county leaders and, especially, Henrico residents.”

The Division of Fire provides fire protection and suppression services as well as emergency medical services to Henrico. With 548 employees and a $52.7 million annual operating budget, the department logged nearly 44,000 calls for service, including 733 fire calls, during fiscal 2014-15.

The department operates 20 firehouses across the county’s 244 square miles and is served by a modern emergency communications system, with enhanced 911 capabilities and computer-aided dispatch facilities, plus an extensive water-distribution system that includes more than 12,500 hydrants. For information, go to

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