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Town of Luray, Virginia

PO Box 629   ::   45 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835

Town Office: (540) 743-5511  ::  Events Calendar

                             Fax: (540) 743-1486



PUBLIC NOTICE: The Town of Luray will be performing maintenance on the Hawksbill Greenway Trail between October 1st and October 3rd.  Work will take place at both ramps leading from Main Street at Ruffner Plaza and the former Brown’s building. The Hawksbill Greenway Trail will remain open at all times.  Ramp closure will occur in stages to allow handicap access through at least one ramp during the project.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this work may cause. For questions please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (540) 843-0770.


Notice of Special Meeting: The Town of Luray Town Council will conduct a Special Meeting on Tuesday September 28th at 5:30 pm in Town Hall. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to conduct Public Hearings and to consideration the following applications:


1) SUP 21-03 Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative - 2 Mechanic Street - The application seeks to construct a 45'x75' structure within the Light Industrial (M1) Zoning District and within the established AE Floodplain.


2) Rezoning Request - Baker Development Partnership - Parcels 42A17-1-10,11,12&13 - The application seeks to rezone four parcels from Business (B1) Zoning District to Planned Neighborhood Development District (PND) and to reincorporate the parcels into the Luray Landing Planned Neighborhood Development


3) Amend Conditional Zoning of Luray Landing Planned Neighborhood Development - The application seeks to amend the Developer's Agreement to provide direct funding in lieu of constructed water and sewer infrastructure improvements, construct storm water management facilities in conformance with Page County Code Chapter 97, remove required road construction that has already been completed, and remove  option to the Town to purchase property that has already been purchased.


Additional items for discussion include appointment of Town representative to the Page County EDA, Town representatives for the October 14 Joint Meeting with the Towns and County, and advertising in the Page Valley News. The meeting will be open to the public at Town Hall. Residents can also view the livestream of the meeting on the Town's Facebook Page.





Notice of Special Meeting of Luray Town Council:

The Luray Town Council invites you to Ruffner Plaza on Thursday, October 14th from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm to discuss community issues. Please come and discuss issues to help make Luray a greater community.

Refreshments will be provided.





During 2021, the Town of Luray Public Works Department will be offering the following services.  If you have questions, or if your items were not picked up, please call 743-5511.


FALL CLEAN-UP DATES    No Appointment Needed.

Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2021    East of 340 Business (Broad Street)

October 4– 8, 2021    West of 340 Business (Broad Street)


The Town will be collecting large items for disposal.  Items must be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m.  NO brush, tires, batteries, computers, TV’s, tube lights, or items that contain fluid of any type will be picked up.  Refrigerators, Freezers, and other similar items must have the doors removed and placed beside the units for disposal. NO hazardous materials or anything that the landfill will not accept.


FALL BRUSH PICK-UP   *Please Call for an Appointment – 743-5511

 August 19 and 20, 2021 and   October 21 and 22, 2021


The Town will be collecting brush for disposal.  Brush must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m.  NO large items or other trash will be collected during these times.  Please limit each residence to no more than one (1) normal pick-up truck load of brush.


LEAF COLLECTION     No Appointment Needed.

November 1 through December 10, 2021


The Town will be collecting bagged (paper, NOT plastic) leaves, grass clippings and yard plant material only.  There is to be no trash, brush, or sticks mixed in the bags or placed at the curb. Please place the bagged leaves by the curb no later than 7:00 a.m., and fasten bags shut.



 January 3 – 14, 2022


The Town will be collecting trees after the holiday season.  Please place at the curb no later than 7 a.m.  Please remove all ornaments, tinsels, and lights.  Only natural Christmas trees (not artificial) will be picked up during these times.


NOTICE: REFUSE CUSTOMERS: The Town of Luray has been notified by Waste Management that all rollout repairs and replacements will now be handled by Waste Management. Historically, the Town Maintenance Staff have repaired rollouts and replaced damaged cans as requested by refuse customers. Town staff will no longer have access to repair materials including lids,. wheels, and cans. Requests for repairs should still be directed to Town Hall by calling (540)-743-5511. At this time, a work order for the repair will be entered into the Town's records. Repairs will then be sent to Waste Management, but they will only be conducted one day per week. Customer repairs will no longer be made on a daily basis by Town Maintenance. We appreciate your patience as this transition is made. Please note that there will be no changes to daily waste collection procedures. This change is only in reference to damaged rollouts and the associated repairs.



NOTICE: 2021 Holiday Schedule:

  • Friday January 1 2021 New Year's Day
  • Monday January 18 2021 Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday February 15 2021 President's Day
  • Friday April 2 2021 Good Friday
  • Monday May 31 2021 Memorial Day

 **Council Optional/

  • Friday June 18 2021 Juneteenth ** State Observed
  • Friday July 2 2021 Employee Picnic 1/2 day
  • Monday July 5 2021 Independence Day (4th on Sun.)
  • Monday September 6 2021 Labor Day
  • Monday October 11 2021 Columbus Day
  • Thursday November 11 2021 Veteran's Day
  • Wednesday November 24 2021 Thanksgiving 1/2 day
  • Thursday November 25 2021 Thanksgiving
  • Friday November 26 2021 Thanksgiving
  • Thursday December 23 2021 Christmas Holiday
  • Friday December 24 2021 Christmas Holiday
  • Monday December 27 2021 Christmas Holiday



NOTICE: The Town of Luray is proud to announce that the Town has been awarded funding through the Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant administered by the Virginia Department of Forestry to plant trees along Hawksbill Creek.   READ ANNOUNCEMENT


NOTICE: The Town Council has established a COVID-19 Small Business Grant to assist our local small businesses with their operation capital expenses to reestablish or continue business operations that have been impacted by COVID-19. GET DETAIL


NOTICE: Sign Permits and Regulations (tap to open)


NOTICE: The Town of Luray Town Council has been requested to consider a Resolution regarding equal protection and equality.  The Town Council has requested that Town residents provide their comments on the Resolution and have an opportunity to offer suggestions for modifications:

Please provide your comments and suggestion by email to:


RESOLUTION EQUAL PROTECTION & EQUALITY FOR TOWN CITIZENS - BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Town of Luray hereby proclaims its intentions to promote and ensure its residents shall be free and safe from discrimination of all types.

Small Virginia communities have always played an important role in setting the standard for safety, security and harmony in the lives of all of its citizens.  Residents deserve to live in a community that is culturally sensitive, responsive, and provides a safe environment for its residents, children, families, and elders to live, grow and prosper.

The Town proclaims that discrimination of all types, no matter its base, including discrimination based upon race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or age have no place in this Town.  The Town of Luray hereby pledges to do its part in advocating and enforcing equal protection of the laws and rights of all of its citizens and to promote the welfare of this community.  This Town will work to move forward with a community that is blind to labels and titles and is intolerant of discrimination. The Town seeks to unify all of its people under the banner of equality.

The Town proclaims that it will endeavor to continue to build and create an inclusive community.  Wherever there is a system of oppression within its boundaries, the Town will work to positively heal this system. Wherever there are Town individuals, citizens, families, groups, and organizations that are marginalized, the Town will work positively to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice.

The Town proclaims that the laws of this community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America apply equally to all of its citizens, as guaranteed by both the U.S. Constitution and that of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Town will use its resources and the power of its people to guarantee its citizens such protections.  Moving forward, the people of the Town are united as one.  [ VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF FORMAT ]


NOTICE: The Town of Luray Town Council has developed a partnership with the Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation to fund the Town of Luray CARES Scholarship to assist Luray residents who were financially impacted by COVID-19.  If your job or your family’s source of income was disrupted by COVID-19, you could qualify for the CARES Scholarship that will cover 75% of tuition - up to $2,000 per resident - for classes provided by LFCC Workforce Solutions, which will assist in continuing education, job training, and career preparation. Applications can be found HERE and on the Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation website. [Download/View copy of this notice, with application, in PDF format.]


NOTICE: The Town of Luray’s Mission Statement included in our Personnel Policies Manual states “It is the mission of every Town employee to deliver quality service to our residents, customers, and visitors in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner in order to promote pride in our community.”

We believe that our employees and every person in our community deserves fair and just treatment.  The many voices of our community welcome all to Luray.

The Town of Luray rejects racism and is committed to working together with the community through understanding, compassion, and opportunity.

The Town Council will discuss the events leading to this statement at their August 10th meeting.

The Town of Luray seeks to continue our ability to serve our community, and welcomes any constructive suggestions to accomplish this goal.  If you have any suggestions, please contact the Town Manager at




NOTICE: LDI No-Interest Relief Loans for Downtown Businesses


2020 Community Survey Results


2019 Annual Report







Oct. 2017: Steamflow Water Supply Status for the Shenandoah Valley: Emergency

Groundwater levels, precipitation deficits, and reservoir storage status as indicated below:








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