Area Code 540
(571 and 703)
Area Code 540 History:
Area code 540 was officially put into service. Area code 540 was created from a split of area code 703. In 2001 area code 540 was split to form area code 276.
Area code 826 will be put into service on 06/14/2022 as an all services overlay of area code 540. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be necessary in the 540/826 overlay effective May 14, 2022 because different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
Counties in Virginia within area code 540 include:
Harrisonburg County, Montgomery County, Roanoke County, Salem County, Staunton County, and Winchester County.
Major cities or places in Virginia within area code 540 include:
Area code 540 serves north-central Virginia including the larger cities of Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton and Winchester in addition to many smaller communities.