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  • 511 Virginia

    Department of Transportation

    511 offers real-time traffic information. Anytime you need it, anywhere you are.

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  • Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Training

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    Since 1998, the Virginia Department of Fire Programs has utilized the Kidde Fire Trainer, Inc A-3000 Mobile Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Training Simulator (MARFFTS) to support its ARFF program. Computer controlled and fueled by propane, the MARFTS allows airport fire department personnel to train at their facility with their equipment and mutual aid departments.

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  • Alcohol Education & Prevention Grants

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Virginia ABC Alcohol Education and Prevention grants assist community partners in developing and enhancing initiatives related to alcohol education and prevention. Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $8,000 and approximately eight awardees will be selected each annual grant cycle.

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  • Apply for Concealed Handgun Permit

    Circuit Courts

    Virginia Resident Concealed Handgun Permits are issued by the circuit court of the county or city in which the applicant resides. Contact the applicable court for specific instruction on the application process.

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  • Apply for WIC

    Virginia Department of Health

    The WIC program provides breastfeeding support, nutrition education, referrals to appropriate health agencies, and nutritious foods for eligible applicants.

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  • Apply for a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

    Virginia Department of Health

    There are three ways in which to obtain a CERTIFIED Vital (Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce) Record in Virginia. Visit the VDH website to choose the method that best suits your needs.

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  • Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

    Office of the State Inspector General

    The Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Division is responsible for: Conducting annual, unannounced inspections of the state facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Inspecting, monitoring, and reviewing the quality of services at the state-operated facilities and the more than 800 licensed providers of behavioral health, substance abuse, and intellectual and/or developmental services. Keeping the General Assembly and the Joint Commission on Health Care fully informed of significant problems. Investigating specific complaints of abuse, neglect, or inadequate care.

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  • Business Opportunity & Workforce Development

    Department of Transportation

    The Virginia Department of Transportation Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center receives funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to implement the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Program. The primary purpose of the DBE/SS program is to provide training, assistance and services to disadvantaged business enterprises to help these businesses grow, become self-sufficient, more competitive in pursuing federally funded contract opportunities, move into non-traditional areas of work and compete in the marketplace beyond the DBE program. The BOWD Center provides a variety of supportive services to DBE firms to help strengthen their infrastructure, increase capacity and profitability and the ability to move to the next level.

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  • Check Restaurant Inspections

    Virginia Department of Health

    The 35 VDH Health Districts perform a wide variety of environmental and public health functions to keep all visitors and citizens of the Commonwealth safe while dining, lodging and enjoying all that Virginia has to offer.

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  • Child & Adult Care Food Program

    Department of Health

    CACFP provides year-round supplemental federal funding to eligible child care, family day care, Headstart, at-risk after school care, emergency shelter and adult care centers. This funding is used to provide nutritious meals and snacks to lower income participants in these care programs.

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  • Criminal History Record Check

    Department of State Police

    Learn how to obtain a criminal history record check from the Virginia State Police (form SP-167).

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  • Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund

    Department of Emergency Management

    This program provides a way for individuals or groups to make monetary donations to help those affected by disasters in Virginia.

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  • Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

    Department of Health

    The EDRS enables participants in the death registration process to file death records online with the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records (DVR)

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  • Find Home Health Service Providers

    Virginia Department of Health

    The Home Care and Hospice unit, within the Acute Care Division, is responsible for the state licensure of home care organizations and hospice programs.

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  • Find Your Local Emergency Manager

    Department of Emergency Management

    Contact your Local Emergency Manager for preparedness information and resources specific to your area.

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  • Find a Product

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Visit the website to check product availability in local ABC stores and to explore products that can be ordered online and picked up at the ABC store of your choice. Also view monthly sale items.

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  • Find a Virginia ABC Store

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    With more than 355 stores in convenient locations throughout the Commonwealth, Virginia ABC is dedicated to providing those age 21 and older with an enjoyable, modern shopping environment. Find ABC store locations using the online Store Finder.

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  • Forensic Science Training

    Department of Forensic Science

    View the training available to law enforcement including the short course schedule and Forensic Science Academy.

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  • Forensic Testing Services

    Department of Forensic Science

    The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory system that provides forensic laboratory services to the Commonwealth’s state and local law enforcement, medical examiners, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, fire departments, and state agencies.

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  • Get a Banquet License

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Banquet licenses allow persons or groups to host events such as wedding receptions, tastings or fundraisers, where alcohol is served in an unlicensed location or club premise. Apply online for all types of banquet licenses using eBanquet.

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  • Grants to Support the Criminal Justice System

    Department of Criminal Justice Services

    State and federal grant funding to support local, state, and non-profit entities that provide services and support to the criminal justice system in Virginia.

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  • Internal Audit and Training Services

    Office of the State Inspector General

    Internal Audit and Training is responsible for: Providing oversight, advisory, and standard setting capacity to state agency internal audit programs. Studying programs and making uniform standards recommendations regarding Virginia's internal audit programs. Assessing existing internal audit programs and helping develop and maintain future internal audit programs to protect and manage Virginia’s assets. Providing training opportunities to internal auditors. Providing counsel and guidance, as requested, to existing agency internal audit programs.

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  • Investigative and Law Enforcement Services

    Office of the State Inspector General

    The Investigations and Law Enforcement Division investigates: Management and operations of state agencies or non-state agencies to determine whether acts of fraud, waste, abuse, corruption or criminal activity have been committed or are being committed by state officers, employees, contractors or any officers or employees of a non-state agency. Allegations of fraudulent, illegal, or inappropriate activities concerning distributions from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. In addition, the division is charged with detecting and taking actions to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

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  • Join a Community Emergency Response Team

    Department of Emergency Management

    Trained CERT members fill a vital role in the moments immediately following an emergency before first responders arrive on scene. Training involves basic disaster preparedness, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, triage and first aid, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness.

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  • Logistics

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    This department provides support to the five branches of the agency. This section ensures the fleet of vehicles and trailers are maintained and ready to support the agencies mission; which is both training programs and state support to local jurisdictions upon request through the Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC).

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  • Obtain an ABC License

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Retail licenses allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, grocery stores, gourmet shops, delicatessens, etc. Industry privileges are granted to shippers, wholesalers, importers, manufacturers and other participants in the alcoholic beverage industry. View and download applications for ABC licenses and permits through the ABC website.

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  • Operations Branch

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    VDFP coordinates and delivers fire emergency services education and training programs for the fire and emergency response community, public, law enforcement and industry for the purpose of protecting and defending the commonwealth against the loss of life and property. VDFP offers training programs across Virginia through our Division Offices.

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  • Order Disaster Preparedness Brochures

    Department of Emergency Management

    Disaster preparedness brochures are available from VDEM at no cost. Please limit your request to the actual number of brochures needed. Brochures produced by organizations other than VDEM may not always be available.

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  • Performance Review Services

    Office of the State Inspector General

    OSIG's performance review process is designed to evaluate programs, functions, and activities within executive branch agencies — including public colleges and universities — and to provide recommendations to agency leadership on ways to improve operations and safeguard Commonwealth assets. In this capacity, OSIG serves as an independent evaluation resource for agencies.

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  • Register for Licensee Training

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Virginia ABC offers training to help sellers and servers become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. Register online for training led by a team of ABC special agents.

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  • Register for a Statewide Tornado Drill

    Department of Emergency Management

    When it comes to tornadoes, there’s no such thing as a “tornado season.” Tornadoes can strike anywhere, anytime, and you need to know the drill.

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  • Regulatory Affairs

    Department of Criminal Justice Services

    The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Regulatory Affairs involves the oversight and enforcement of four regulatory programs to include: Private Security Services; Bail Bondsmen; Bail Enforcement Agents; and Special Conservators of the Peace. The Division is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our constituents and professionals serving the private side of public safety.

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  • Resources for Families

    Department of Juvenile Justice

    Learn about the juvenile justice system and expectations, along with tools to help you and your child through the process. Youth involved with the juvenile justice system are more likely to succeed when parents, guardians or other persons provide support and take an active part in their rehabilitation.

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  • Safety Seat Checks

    Virginia Department of Health

    Parents and caregivers can receive free hands-on help from a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to learn how to install their safety seat, by visiting a Safety Seat Check Station or a Safety Seat Check Event.

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  • Safety Service Patrol

    Department of Transportation

    Safety Service Patroller is to provide short-term traffic control and scene management. This promotes the safe movement of people and commerce, and reduces congestion and delays. SSP units primarily patrol interstate highways and controlled-access primary routes.

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  • Sample a Product

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    View product tastings schedule online. Approximately 250 tasting events are held each month at select store locations. As required by law, a person must be 21 years of age to participate in a tasting or to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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  • Sex Offender Registry

    Department of State Police

    Search the Virginia Sex Offender Registry for publicly-available information about persons convicted of specified violent and sexual offenses.

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  • State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

    Office of the State Inspector General

    The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG), as authorized by Executive Order Number 52 (2012), operates a toll-free telephone number to encourage state employees and citizens to report situations where fraud, waste or abuse may have occurred in Virginia executive branch agencies and institutions. The toll-free State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline provides an anonymous and confidential method for state employees and citizens to report suspected fraud, waste, abuse or corruption in state agencies and institutions. Citizens and state employees may call the Hotline toll-free at (800) 723-1615, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., excluding state holidays. The number is only toll-free in Virginia.

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  • Technical Rescue

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    Technical Rescue Teams have been designated in seven (7) divisions through out the Commonwealth. They provide specialized emergency response services such as: Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Vehicle Rescue, Water Rescue, Rope Rescue, Farm Machinery Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, and Wilderness Search Rescue.

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  • Test my Home for Radon

    Virginia Department of Health

    Learn how to test your home for radon, where to get a kit and how to reduce the presence of radon in your home.

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  • VDOT Customer Service Center

    Department of Transportation

    Call VDOT's Customer Service Center to report any unsafe and hazardous road conditions or work requests for state-maintained roads.

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  • View Hearings and Appeals Dockets

    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    A docket is the official schedule of hearings pending before the Virginia ABC Board. View the current dockets for initial hearings, franchise hearings, and appeals hearings on our website.

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  • Virginia Center for School & Campus Safety

    Department of Criminal Justice Services

    The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety is a resource and training center for information and research about national and statewide school safety efforts and initiatives. It provides training for Virginia public school personnel, serves as a resource and referral center for Virginia school divisions, collects and disseminates information on school safety initiatives and school safety data, among other things.

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  • Virginia Fire Marshal Academy

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    Fighting to prevent and investigate the devastating effects of fire, fire marshals serve as the law and code enforcement arm of the fire service. After receiving extensive training, fire inspectors and investigators are responsible for fire prevention, inspections and investigations.

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  • Virginia Incident Management Systems (IMS)

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    NIMS and ICS training programs delivered by the Department of Fire Programs are consistent and compliant with the principles and doctrine of the National Incident Management System and satisfy all DHS expectations and criteria. In addition to standard NIMS and ICS curriculum, VDFP also offers programs for training and practical exercises that reinforce the core NIMS and ICS curriculum.

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  • Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

    Virginia Department of Fire Programs

    The mission of the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is to provide safety to life and property from fire for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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  • Who is my Commonwealth's Attorney?

    Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council

    CASC staff maintains current names and contact information for all Commonwealth's Attorneys. A search function is provided on our website.

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