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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 Police and  Parks & Recreation  Departments  wish to inform you that the following Street/Road Section will be: CLOSED TO THRU-VEHICLE TRAFFIC: Vogt Place West Main Street to West Page Street. Closure is due to: Halloween Events, Saturday, October 30, 2021 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. West Page Street will remain Open. Please use Alternate Travel Routes until the Street Section is re-opened by the Luray Police Department. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


PUBLIC NOTICE: The Town of Luray Police and  Parks & Recreation  Departments  wish to inform you that the following Parking Lots/Street Sections will be: CLOSED TO PARKING: Ruffner Plaza Parking Lot-North End South Hawksbill Street. Parking Prohibition is due to: Halloween Events. Beginning 11:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021, and continuing through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The Parking Lot will be Closed until Re-Opened by the Luray Police Department. Please park off-street in other locations until the sections are re-opened. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


PUBLIC NOTICE:  At their September 28, 2021 Special Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took the actions outlined here.


During 2021/2022, 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.


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:

  • 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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