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Welcome to the City of Covington, Virginia

We are pleased that you chose to visit our website. Covington officials, staff and residents are known for a strong sense of community pride; remembering our past, preserving our heritage and focusing on a bright, positive and prosperous future. Covington, a city of 6 square miles located in southwest Virginia off Exits 14/16 on Interstate 64 is proud to be the county seat of Alleghany County. Named in honor of General Leonard Covington, hero of the war of 1812 and friend of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the City has a rich history and heritage and today forms the principal center of population in the region. Our City offers a wide range of services and facilities for citizens and visitors. With a sound financial base as an independent City of the second class, residents pay property taxes and fees for services provided by the City unlike residents of towns who pay town and county property taxes. We enjoy a Council/Manager form of government comprising an elected City Council of five members and City Manager appointed by City Council. Enjoy your online visit with the City of Covington and return again soon! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us!

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Vision 2025

Spring Clean Up - April 22 - May 3, 2019

Covington City residents will have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items through the City’s Spring Clean Up to be held the weeks of April 22, 2019 through May 3, 2019.  Your spring clean-up items will be picked up on your regular refuse collections day. Please note: If your items are not out on your designated clean-up day we will not be able to return due to time restrictions. 

Upcoming Events


Fiddlin’ by the River
Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th


River Rock
Concert Series

Every weekend this summer!

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