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Please check out our facility hours link on our homepage for the exact hours of the facility and of each individual pool.
The fees are based on whether you are a town resident or not, what type of membership you would like to purchase or if you just wanted to pay for the day, as well as, particular ages. Please check out our Rates and Fees link to view the current rates that apply.
Please check our online schedule which can be located on our front page for lane availability.
Yes, swim lessons will be offered frequently throughout the year. Lessons will be held both mornings and evenings Monday through Friday and also on Saturday mornings depending on the season and competitive swim meets. Visit here to register. View www.cacpool.com for more details.
In the leisure pool swimming 20 yards a mile is 44 laps or 88 lengths.
We have three pools available at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center: 1 Competition Pool, 1 Leisure Pool and 1 Warm Water Therapy Pool.
Leisure Pool: 84 - 86 degrees
Warm Water Therapy Pool: 92 - 96 degrees
Competition Pool: 78 - 81 degrees
Yes, we have a limited number of life jackets available for public use. In addition to life jackets, limited puddle jumpers are available for public use as well.
Yes, the therapy pool area accommodates adults 18 years and older, as well as infants 12 months or younger as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The therapy pool is open to the public during certain hours. For a list of these hours please visit the facility hours link on our homepage.
The leisure pool is 20 yards.
Yes, the one meter spring board will be open during specific swimming hours for use by the public. The platforms will not be open to the public except during special events like Tackle the Tower. To view hours, visit this link.
There are a couple options feel free to stop by the facility and our staff will be glad to register you for your class, or try out our online registration done through the Active Network.
The platforms are 5 meters (16.4 ft), 7.5 meters (24.6 ft), and 10 meters (32.8 ft).
For guidelines on building a deck, please contact the Building Inspections Department at 540-382-6120, ext 1122. A plat of the property is required with any deck permit, because the setback requirements for the home will have to be met. Please view Deck Guidelines for more info.
The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code 2015 Edition which is the 2015 ICC Family of Codes with Virginia amendments and the 2014 National Electric Code.
Yes, with proper permitting. You can pick up a deck guideline booklet at the Town Hall Building Department or click on the link: Deck Guidelines.
The current fee is $3000 per connection for Town residents and $4500 per connection for non-residents. For more information, see the Engineering Fees page.
The current fee is $3000 per connection for Town residents (plus $5 per linear foot of lot frontage of certain areas being served). For non-residents, the current fee is $4500 per connection. For more information, see the Engineering Fees page.
Under the Town’s liability insurance, there are some infractions which would impede suitability for positions that require driving a Town-owned motor vehicle for liability and safety reasons.
If you are a Town resident, you must provide two proofs of residency. One must be a valid driver's license (or DMV ID card); the second may be a voter registration card, real estate property tax receipt, current lease of property matching the address on DMV ID, or utility bill. We do not accept insurance information, cell phone bills, pay stubs, W-2 or any other information that is not from the DMV or paid on the property.
If you are not a town resident, but own a business in Christiansburg, you must provide a real estate property tax ticket showing that you own the property the business is located at; or provide a valid business license, a lease showing the office space is inside town limits, and a utility bill (the address on all three documents must match).
Persons who do not live, own property, or own a business within Christiansburg town limits, may purchase a membership.
For current membership rate information, please call Michelle Trussell at 382-2349 or visit the Parks and Recreation site.
The recreation center now accepts checks, credit cards and exact change.
We do not accept phone registration; however, you are now able to register for our programs online. To do this you must have an Activenet account. Please call us if you have trouble setting up your online account.
Yes, strollers will be permitted on the track Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Strollers are only allowed on the inside lane of the track.
If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Christiansburg Recreation Center will not open until 8 a.m. and all scheduled programs will be cancelled. If Montgomery County Public Schools are delayed in the morning due to inclement weather, all programs before noon will be cancelled. If Montgomery County Public Schools are released early due to inclement weather, all programs after noon will be cancelled.
Yes, all structures require a building/zoning permit. A plat of the property and a simple drawing showing the proposed location of the building is required when applying for the permit. The plat and drawing allows staff to verify easements and setbacks.
(1) Locate your property corners to ensure the fence is being placed within your property. If you are unsure about the location of property corners, many plats showing the boundaries of property can be located in the Clerk of Circuit Court's office, specifically the Records Room, in the Montgomery County Courthouse at 55 East Main St., Suite 1, Christiansburg, VA - (540) 382-5760.
(2) There are no setback requirements for fences but barbed wire and electric fences are not allowed within five feet of and parallel to any street right-of-way.
(3) A fence may be placed in a public utility or drainage easement on your property; however, it is your responsibility to move the fence if the easement needs to be accessed or to make sure that drainage is not impeded by the placement of the fence. The plat of your property should show any easements on the property if they exist.
(4) If you are placing a fence on a corner lot, a 20-foot site triangle needs to be met to ensure the safety of road users. The site triangle is an area formed by a straight line connecting two points, one in each street, on the adjacent street right-of-way line 20 feet distant from the intersection of the two street right-of-way lines which border the property. [Town Code Sec. 30-14(a)].
Please contact the Planning Department at (540) 382-6120 if you should have any further questions regarding fences.
No, there is not a surveyor on staff with the Town. To have your property corners marked, please contact a local engineering/surveying firm. You can also try to locate the property corner markers yourself by consulting your plat and using a metal detector.
Sec. 42-704 of the Town Code provides an allowance for some signage to be displayed without a permit. The amount of signage that can be displayed without a permit depends on the type and size of the sign and the zoning of the property. The sign permit and a sign FAQ sheet are available on the Planning webpage.
Yes, in February 2016, Town Council approved a new urban agriculture ordinance, which grants permits for backyard hens under certain conditions. Owners must meet setback and other requirements to qualify and must pay an annual fee. Permit applications are available online and at Town Hall. Chickens are also allowed in the Town’s agricultural zoning district.
Ordinance Violation Complaint Form
- a certified violation letter is mailed to the tenant and/or property owner.- the recipient of the violation letter has ten (10) days to come into compliance. The ten days begin on the day the violation letter is signed for. - A ten day follow-up inspection is conducted by the staff member handling the violation. If the property has reached compliance, the violation case is closed. - if the violation remains, the staff member sends a final violation letter and another ten days is given for compliance. - A final ten day follow-up inspection is performed. If the property has reached compliance, then the violation case is closed. - If the violation remains, staff will contract the property for mowing/cleanup or pursue court-mandated compliance.
The Town can pick these items up throughout the year by billing the customer $25 per load plus the land fill tipping fee. However, the Town picks up such items twice yearly, between the first and third Saturday during April and October, and at no charge for Town residents only.
Please call the Town office at (540) 382-9519. Additionally, if your solid waste pickup day is on a Town observed holiday, please check the News & Announcement portion of the Town website located on the homepage here or view the Town's Facebook page for changes in solid waste collection due to observed holidays.
Residents may still dispose of materials in the following ways:
1) Call 382-6120 to schedule a pickup of your materials at a cost of $25 per truckload, plus an additional landfill tipping fee. This service is available year-round
2) Haul the items directly to the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority, located at 555 Authority Dr. (www.mrswa.com) More Info
To report an after hours maintenance emergency like a water main break or sewerage stoppage, please call our regional dispatch office at 540-382-4343.
If you need to report a power outage, please call AEP at 1-800-956-4237.
Always call 911 in an emergency.
The Town does maintain the street lights in downtown Christiansburg (with the green poles).
Should you notice any of these lights not working properly, please call the Engineering Department at (540) 382-6120 or Public Works at (540) 382-1151.
No. The services come together as a package. If you register for one service, you must pay for the other. The Town found this is the most cost-effective way to provide the service and make it viable. If curbside recycling was an add-on option and not required, the Town would not be able to provide the service at such a low rate.
In order to cancel your recycling service, you must also cancel your garbage service, which you may do by visiting the Finance Department on the first floor of Town Hall at 100 E. Main Street or by calling (540) 382-9519 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
You will have to haul your trash to the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority landfill (located at 555 Authority Drive) or to one of the Montgomery County disposal sites located throughout the County.
A $22 monthly solid waste fee pays for curbside garbage collection every week and curbside recycling collection every other week. *Additional carts may be issued at additional minimum rate per cart.*
Garbage Cart Request Form (PDF)
Residents who have selected to receive curbside solid waste collection services are enrolled in both garbage and recycling collection services. The monthly fee for curbside solid waste collection is $22. Call the Finance Department at 540-382-9519 to sign up for garbage and recycling, or visit Town Hall at 100 E. Main Street.
Assistance is available to persons with a verified disability. If you are already receiving assistance to get your garbage cart to the curb, you will continue to receive that assistance plus assistance for your recycling container. If you are not already receiving this assistance and would like to request assistance, please call 540-382-9519 or fill out the form below and mail or deliver it to Town Hall (100 E. Main Street).
Garbage Cart Assistance Form (PDF)
You may visit the following locations to drop off your recycling inside the designated dumpsters:
No, curbside recycling is only available for residential properties at this time.
Waste Industries will collect your recycling every other week and will follow the Town’s regular garbage collection schedule. This means if your garbage is scheduled to be collected on Mondays, your recycling will be picked up every other Monday. A pickup calendar with your exact collection dates may be viewed here.
Residents who have successfully signed up for solid waste collection will receive their carts within 5 business days.
There are two recycling cart sizes available – 96 gallons and 65 gallons. You will select the size you want to receive when you sign up for solid waste collection. Residents receive the cart size that matches their solid waste cart. For example, if you have requested a 96-gallon garbage cart, you will receive the 96-gallon recycling cart. If you have requested a 48-gallon garbage cart, you will receive the 65-gallon recycling cart. Customers paying for two solid waste carts will receive two recycling carts. Customers are encouraged to choose the 96-gallon cart for their solid waste collection. However, the Town understands that the needs of each household vary.
You’ll need to downsize to one garbage cart. Hopefully, with the addition of a recycling cart, you’ll produce less garbage!
When you sign up for solid waste collection, you do not have to receive the recycling cart if you do not want it, but you will have to pay the $22 monthly fee regardless of if you use the recycling cart. If you do not wish to have a recycling cart, please call Finance at 540-382-9519.
We allow a one-time cart exchange for free. For example, if you have a 96-gallon cart and would like a 65-gallon cart, just call our Public Works Department at (540) 382-1151 or our Finance Department at 540-382-9519, and we’ll get the cart switched out for free.
Your cart must be placed either in the street with the wheels against the curb (preferred), at the end of your driveway or on the curb/yard beside the street. Please make sure that the cart is level, the arrows on your cart’s lid points toward the street and your cart is at least three feet from all fixed objects such as mailboxes, trees, street lights or parked vehicles. Please leave a three foot gap between carts placed next to each other. Please remember that all recycling must be placed inside of the provided cart to be collected.
Please have your cart placed for pickup by 8 a.m. If you place your cart out later than 8 a.m., your recycling may not be collected.
The best place to store your cart is in an indoor area such as a garage or shed. However, you may also store your cart outdoors, to the side or rear of your house.
If your cart is damaged, please call the Public Works Department at 540-382-1151 or our Finance Department at 540-382-9519. A Waste Industries representative will be sent to your residence to repair or replace your cart. The Town is not responsible for carts left unattended. Please note that this service is provided to you, free of charge only if the damage occurred during regular use. If your cart is stolen, you will first need to file a report with the Christiansburg Police Department at 540-382-3131. Then, contact the Public Works Department at 540-382-1151 or our Finance Department at 540-382-9519 for a replacement cart.
No. All recyclables should be loose in your cart.
Milk or juice cartons? No.
Plastic milk jugs? Yes.Broth or soup packages? No.Pizza boxes? Yes, just make sure there are no food solids left in the box.Plastic bags? No.Shredded paper? No.Aluminum foil? No.Motor oil containers? Yes, as long as the container is empty.Corrugated cardboard? Yes. Larger boxes may take up more space in your cart, so you can still opt to drop large items off at the drop sites. However, if you can fit it in your cart, that is fine.
You can leave the lids on the containers, as long as the container is empty.
No. If all contents have been removed, you do not need to rinse the container. However, to avoid potentially attracting ants, bees or other insects, you may want to consider cleaning out certain containers.
You can recycle plastics #1-2. You cannot recycle plastics #3-7. Please check the number before recycling.
When it comes to glass, only recycle glass bottles and jars. No broken glass or sharps are allowed.
When it comes to metal, only recycle metal cans. No metal car parts, electronics, cords or wires are allowed.
The Town offers residents a garden meter (irrigation meter) for purchase at a cost of $150. The meter is attached to your exterior faucet that is used for watering. The meter is brought to Town Hall once per year, usually in October and your bill will be credited for sewer charges based on the water consumption shown on the meter. Please contact Debbie Reed or Shana Reed in the Finance Department at 382-9519 ext. 1149 or ext.1164 and schedule to pick up a garden meter.
You may also contact Finance to rent a pool meter for filling your pool. Please note that garden meters are available for purchase, but pool meters are only available for rent.
Personal property and real estate tax statements are mailed out by November 1st and are due December 5th. Town taxes are billed annually.
Supplemental bills as a result of proration are sent out periodically throughout December, January, February, March and April and are due 30 days from the date of the bill.
Please note that personal property taxes are prorated based upon vehicle registrations records with the DMV. If you buy, sell, or trade a vehicle during the year, your personal property taxes will be prorated for that calendar year.
Once your personal property taxes become 60 days past due they are subject to an additional $35.00 penalty fee and restrictions on your records at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Please note that each additional copy of the bill will be clearly marked. If you receive a bill and it does not say 'Copy,' you are responsible for paying that bill and no copy has been sent to your mortgage company.
A customer's bill depends on their water and sewer usage. To view current rates, visit here. Utility service is billed on a monthly basis.
New customers will need to come to the Treasury Office at Town Hall located at 100 E. Main St. to fill out an application for service. You will need to bring a valid picture ID or driver's license. Expired forms of identification are not accepted. The Town also requires a deposit of $50.00 or higher, subject to credit. If you are renting, you will be required to present a lease/rental agreement. If you are purchasing a home, you will need to present a buyer's agreement or closing documents. If same day service is needed, please be at Town Hall by 3 p.m.
The Town accepts utility bill payments online; however, we do not currently offer tax payment online. To pay taxes, you must either come to Town Hall (100 East Main Street) and visit Finance to pay taxes in person, drop off your taxes in the drop box located to the left of the sliding glass doors at the entrance of Town Hall, or you may mail your tax payment to 100 E. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.
To pay your utility bill online, please visit: utilitybilling.christiansburg.org/
We are also able to accept payments via the following:
- Visa, Mastercard, and Discover debit/credit cards are accepted for payment, along with cash, checks, and money orders.
- Payments may be automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account each month through the Direct Payment Plan. Visit the Billing & Service Office at Christiansburg Town Hall, 100 E. Main Street or www.christiansburg.org/treasury for more information.
- Payments may also be directly billed to your credit card. Visit our office at the address above for more information. Please also note: It is very important that you use your correct 12 digit account number listed on your utility statement or the PID number listed on your tax statement to assure proper application of your payment.
Yes, curbside recycling services are included in solid waste collection services. Please call Finance to sign up at 540-382-9519.
1. Have you paid your utility bill? If you did not pay your bill by the due date, you should have received a reminder. If your bill is not paid by the 10th of the following month, a day is scheduled to disconnect current service for non-payment. If this is the case, the unpaid balance (including penalty) plus a restore fee in the amount of $25.00 must be paid to have services reconnected. Please be aware, checks are not accepted as a form of payment for re-connection of service (cash, money order, debit or credit cards are accepted).
2. If the weather is very cold for several days, you could have frozen water lines. Please call the Town Hall and we can check if the water is frozen at the meter.
3. Sometimes the Town has to work on the main water lines and will disconnect water to a section of residences. Please call the Town Hall to see if we are working on or near your street.
If payment is not received or postmarked by the due date, a 10% penalty is added to the bill the next day. Bills are mailed from an outsourced printing company in Lynchburg, VA. If you do not receive your bill within the first week of the billing month, please call the Town Hall for your current balance due. We are not responsible for mail delivery. Please contact your local post office. You may also pay your bill online at utilitybilling.christiansburg.org/
1. Flush the toilet and allow the tank to refill.2. Once the tank is full, turn off the intake valve under the toilet so no more water comes in.3. Make a pencil mark at the water level inside the tank (not the bowl).4. Let the toilet sit all day (if you are gone during the day) or overnight. Make sure the toilet is not used during that time.5. After that period of time, check the water level in the tank. If the water level has dropped below the pencil mark, there is a leak at the flapper seal at the bottom of the tank and it will need to be replaced.
If you have more than one toilet in the residence, you can do the check on all the toilets but one, leaving it free for use, and then check the one after all the others have been checked.
Should you find a leak, do make arrangements for repair as soon as possible. Keep your receipts or invoices as we will need a copy for our records. Contact the Town Hall at (540) 382-9519 to notify us of your leak and/or repair.
The Town offers residents a pool meter which counts the number of gallons used to fill your pool, and that quantity will be deducted from the sewer portion of your bill upon return. Please contact Debbie Reed or Kayla Crawford in the Finance Department at 382-9519 ext. 1149 or ext.1156 and schedule to pick up a pool meter. Meters are available for a 48-hour loan period with a $25 deposit that will be refunded if returned on-time and in working order.
You may also contact Finance to purchase a meter for watering your garden. Please note that garden meters are available for purchase, but pool meters are only available for rent.