City Government

  1. Boards, Commissions & Committees

    Want to become a member of a board, commission or committee and help provide specific administrative direction? Apply today.

    1. Architectural Review Boards

      Learn about the Architectural Review Boards for our two historical areas; Hilton Village and North End-Huntington Heights. Details include board minutes, documents and maps.

    2. Board of Appeals

      Get information regarding building code appeals by visiting the official Board of Appeals page.

    3. Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments

      Get information regarding property reassessments including the process and any pertinent applications.

    4. Board of Trustees for Pensions & Retirement

      Learn more about this board and how it establishes rules to the administration of the retirement fund.

    5. Board of Zoning Appeals

      Read through some informative PDFs to learn about the Board of Zoning Appeals.

    6. Commemoration Advisory Committee

      Learn about the Commemoration Advisory Committee.

    7. Committee on Investments - Retirement Fund

      Learn about the Committee on Investments - Retirement Fund

    8. Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee

      Read an overview about the Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee which is responsible for guiding the Planning department in future development of the City.

    9. Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Board

      Learn about the duties of the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Board.

    10. Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Visitors

      Learn more about the duties and responsibilities of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Visitors.

    11. Hampton-NN Community Services Board

      Learn about the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board including its purpose and meetings.

    12. Hampton-NN Community Criminal Justice Board

      Learn about the Hampton-Newport News Community Criminal Justice Board including its purpose and members.

    13. Hilton Village Architectural Review Board

      Learn about the Hilton Village Architectural Review Board including its purpose, members and meetings.

    14. Hispanic Advisory Committee

      Learn about the Hispanic Advisory Committee including its purpose, members and meetings.

    15. Human Services Advisory Board

      Learn the purpose and read an overview of the Human Services Advisory Board

    16. Industrial Development Authority

      Learn the purpose of the Industrial Development Authority.

    17. Insight Enterprises Board of Directors

      Learn the purpose of the Insight Enterprises Board of Directors and when they meet.

    18. Law Library Advisory Committee

      Learn the purpose behind the law library advisory committee.

    19. Newport News Arts Commission

      Learn about the Newport News Arts Commission including its purpose and meeting times.

    20. Newport News Community Policy & Management Team

      Learn about the Newport News Community Policy & Management Team including its purpose and membership.

    21. Newport News Human Rights Commission

      Learn about the Newport News Human Rights Commission including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    22. Newport News Occasions, Inc.

      Learn about Newport News Occasions, Inc. including its purpose, membership and meeting schedule.

    23. Newport News Planning Commission

      Find out information on the City of Newport News Planning Commission including agenda and minutes information.

    24. Newport News Public Library Board of Trustees

      Learn about the Public Library Board of Trustees including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    25. Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority

      Learn about the Redevelopment & Housing Authority including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    26. Newport News Wetlands Board

      Learn about the Wetlands Board including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    27. Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center BOD

      Learn about the Newsome House Museum and cultural center foundation board of directors including their purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    28. North End/Huntington Heights Architectural Review

      Learn about the North End/Huntington Heights Architectural Review including its purpose and members.

    29. Peninsula Agency on Aging

      Learn about the Peninsula Agency on Aging including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    30. Peninsula Airport Commission

      Learn more about the Peninsula Airport Commission including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    31. Reservoir Protection Appeals Committee

      Learn about the Reservoir Protection Appeals Committee including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    32. Retirement Board

      View the Retirement Board's meeting schedules and minutes.

    33. Southeastern Virginia Health System

      Learn about the Southeastern Virginia Health System including its purpose and term length.

    34. Taxi Advisory Board

      Learn about the Taxi Advisory Board including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    35. Thomas Nelson Community College Board of Directors

      Find details about the Thomas Nelson Community College Board of Directors.

    36. Towing Advisory Board

      Learn about the Towing Advisory Board including its purpose, membership and meeting schedule.

    37. Transportation Safety Commission

      Learn about the Transportation Safety Commission including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

    38. USS Newport News Liaison Committee

      Learn about the USS Newport News Liaison Committee including its purpose, members and meeting schedule.

  2. Charter & Organization

    Learn about the City through its charter and organizational structure.

  3. City Code

    View the City of Newport News City Code online.

  4. City Council

  5. Departments & Offices

    Browse through a list of Newport News offices for contact information as well as office responsibilities and services.

    1. Contact Center

      Need to request a city service or ask a question about city related issues such as: trash pickup, street repairs and traffic signals, contact our 311 center.

    2. Budget & Evaluation

      Read and overview and learn the job responsibilities of the Budget and Evaluation Department.

    3. Circuit Court

      Learn more about the services provided by the Circuit Court.

    4. City Clerk

      Learn the responsibilities and meet the staff of the Office of City Clerk.

    5. City Council

      Meet your city council members. Read their bios, education and qualifications.

    6. City Manager

      Read the duties and responsibilities of the City Manager's Office.

    7. Codes Compliance

      Newport News Department of Codes Compliance protects the health, safety and general welfare of the public through the administration and uniform enforcement of laws and regulations related to land use, building construction and property maintenance.

    8. Commissioner of the Revenue

      Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioner of the Revenue.

    9. Commonwealth's Attorney

      Learn about the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the crime victim and witness assistance services the office provides.

    10. Communications

      Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the Communications department.

    11. Development

      Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Development.

    12. Emergency Management

      View information about the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Department.

    13. Engineering

      Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Engineering department.

    14. Finance

      Read the duties and responsibilities of the Finance Department.

    15. Fire

      Read an overview of the Fire Department and their mission.

    16. Human Resources

      Learn the duties and responsibilities of the Human Resources department.

    17. Human Services

      Read the duties and responsibilities of the Human Services department.

    18. Information Technology

      IT accomplishes its mission by developing systems to improve citizen access to information and services and by enabling business units to deliver key services in a more effective and cost efficient manner.

    19. Internal Audit

      The Internal Audit Department helps management maintain the financial and operational integrity of the city by examining and analyzing city financial data, operations, programs, and services.

    20. Juvenile Services

      The Juvenile Services Department's mission is to help young people excel by honoring their inherent worth and building their potential.

    21. Library

    22. Parks, Recreation & Tourism

      Learn about the Parks, Recreation and Tourism department including programs, classes and special events.

    23. Planning

      Learn about the Planning department including its duties and responsibilities.

    24. Police Department

      Learn more about the Police department including its organizational structure and its accreditation.

    25. Public Works

      Learn about the Public Works department including its purpose and accreditation process.

    26. Purchasing

      Learn about the responsibilities of the Purchasing department.

    27. Real Estate Assessor

      The Newport News Real Estate Assessor's Office receives its authority from the Virginia Constitution, various statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Newport News Charter and City Code.

    28. Risk Management

      The Office of Risk Management is responsible for managing risk and liability, including citizen claims.

    29. Sheriff's Office

      Visit the Sheriff's Office website.

    30. Treasurer

      Learn about the Treasurer's Office, duties and services provided to our citizens.

    31. Voter Registrar

      Visit the Voter Registrar online and learn the office's duties and responsibilities. You can also find your voting area and view past election results.

    32. Waterworks

      Learn about the Waterworks Department.

  6. Freedom of Information Act

  7. Public Meetings

  8. State Legislative Priorities

    Learn more about code and charter changes as well as read draft legislation by visiting the Office of the City Manager's State Legislative Priorities page.