Helpful News and Tips


New App for Arlington County

My Arlington, the County’s new mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, puts popular County information about events, real estate, permits and more in the palm of your hand. The free app also gives you the latest news and updates from County government, Arlington Public Schools and local transit agencies including Arlington Transit (ART) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The app features:

  • County Board and commission meetings, searchable by geographic location, date and other criteria;
  • County sponsored events, searchable by geographic location, date, age group and other criteria;
  • Permits information (status, permit type, description of work, contractor, location owner, etc.), searchable by geographic location and permit type;
  • Real estate sales and assessment information, searchable by geographic location, price and property type;
  • Newsfeeds for County Government and Arlington Public Schools;
  • Alerts, including Arlington Alerts and transit-related alerts and updates for WMATA and ART;
  • County contact information including links to the County’s Service Directory and a feedback form for the app.

Download My Arlington now at the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store

Hamm Honored with Appointment

Carmela Hamm has been appointed to the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) by the Arlington County Board. HALRB advises the County Board on historic preservation matters, nominates properties for local and national designation and also reviews plans for exterior alterations, demolition and new construction in locally designated Arlington historic districts through a Certificate of Appropriate (CoA) process. The CoA applicants must first go before the Design Review Committee (DRC) – a subcommittee that works with the HALRB. The DRC offers free technical and design advice to the applicant and help finalize the CoA request before it goes to the HALRB for review. 

Easter Egg Hunt

Join Calloway Methodist Church Sunday School and your neighbors for an Easter Egg Hunt

Where: High View Park
When: Saturday, March 26, 11 am-noon

Come early and enjoy the Moon Bounce, and visit with representatives from the Arlington Police and Fire Department. 

Free Mid-week Pastry

Mt. Salvation Baptist Church located at 1961 N. Culpeper Street, offers free bread and pastry on Wednesdays, 9 AM until 12 noon. 

Open Door Mondays

Have a pressing issue you’d like to discuss with an Arlington County Board member? Now you have that opportunity via Open Door Mondays. Sponsored by the Arlington County Board, Open Door Mondays offers a venue to meet one-on- one with a County Board Member on any subject. No reservation is necessary - just drop in and chat.

Open Door Mondays are held from 7-9 pm at the following locations per this schedule*:

FIRST MONDAY: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper Street
SECOND MONDAY: Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 South Dinwiddie Street

THIRD MONDAY: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street FOURTH MONDAY: Aurora Hills Library, 735 South 18th Street

For more information, visit door-mondays

*Open Door is not held on a fifth Monday of the month, in August or December; or on County holidays.