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Northampton County is the southern 35 miles of a 70 mile long stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula known as Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The Shore" as it is affectionately named, is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay or what is known locally as Bayside and Seaside. The Seaside, in particular, contains the largest island wilderness chain on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

The Shore is a place that has somehow managed to remain relatively unchanged through the times. Its pristine condition is mainly a result of the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the County's isolation to large East Coast metropolises such as Virginia's Tidewater Area (Virginia Beach & Norfolk). Generations of families have been left to their own and have created a rich tradition of living off the land through farming and fishing. For centuries a unique harmony, between mankind and nature, has evolved from these circumstances.

Northampton County's central location on the Eastern Seaboard places it less than a 1 day drive from areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Northampton County contains numerous natural and cultural sites, including two large public parks, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Kiptopeke State Park, located at the southern end of the county. Historic townships, such as Eastville, Cheriton and Cape Charles contain buildings that speak to over 350 years of architectural design in the United States.

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Proposed Zoning – Nov 2 (11/15) Public Hearing

Exhibit B November 2, 2015 Public Hearing Draft Zoning Ordinance

11/02 DRAFT MAP NORTH 11x17

11/02 DRAFT MAP MIDDLE 11x17

11/02 DRAFT MAP SOUTH 11x17

Public Hearing Document Chesapeake Atlantic Preservation Areas Chapter 158



The County of Northampton announces the hiring of Kris Tucker as Director of Economic and Community Development, effective November 2, 2015. Mr. Tucker is an experienced economic development professional with significant private sector experience in administration and management, community and economic development, interdisciplinary relationship building, strategic planning, project management, public policy, land use, eco-tourism, research and finance.

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, this 8th day of September, 2015, that the work session of the Board, scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015, commencing at 5:00 p.m., in the Board Chambers of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, be changed to Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, following this meeting, the date, time and place of the regular work session of the Northampton County Board of Supervisors shall revert to the fourth Monday of each month in the Board Chambers, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, at 5:00 p.m.



The County of Northampton announces the hiring of John J. Andrzejewski as Director of Finance, effective September 28, 2015. Mr. Andrzejewski is an experienced financial professional with significant public sector experience in financial management, payroll, budget, and capital planning.

Mr. Andrzejewski most recently served as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Mt. Weather Emergency Operations Center (MWEOC) within the Department of Homeland Security. As a key member of the management team, he served as the primary advisor to the Executive Administrator regarding financial policy, day to day financial matters and general administration.

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We are sad to announce that Charles McSwain, Director of Economic Development, will be retiring on July 31, 2015. For the last three years, he has led economic development efforts for the County and we are extremely grateful for his level of success in bringing further continued employment to the County.

This position had not been filled for at least fifteen years prior to Mr. McSwain’s employment and was much needed in order to refocus the County’s efforts on business development and improving how the County interacts with its customers, citizens and business interests in our regulatory environment. He was instrumental in assisting Bayshore Concrete Products in securing a Governor’s Opportunity Fund grant in the amount of $150,000 which allowed Bayshore to secure multiple construction contracts and bring its roster of full-time employees in excess of 300. He has worked tirelessly in streamlining the departmental operations of Building, Planning, Zoning and Code Compliance as the County is continuously challenged with administering very complex state and federal environmental and building regulations.

The County has engaged Springsted, Inc., in the solicitation and recruitment of a new Economic Development Director.



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State Water Resources Plan open for public comment

The draft Virginia Water Resources Plan, the Commonwealth’s first comprehensive effort to incorporate information from locally developed water supply plans, is available for public review and comment through May 8, 2015. The plan is a compilation of the information from local and regional plans and includes an analysis of how future water demand may affect key water uses. Among the main components of the plan are an extensive look at surface water and groundwater sources, and an assessment of the capacity of these sources to meet the projected demand to 2040. The draft plan is available at on the home page or more directly at


A regular meeting of the Ad-Hoc Emergency Care Committee will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Conference Room (second floor) of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, on the following date. The public is invited to attend.

(Wednesday) August 26, 2015

Proposed Zoning Information

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The Northampton County Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA)

Regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:15a.m.

Meeting Location
16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville
Northampton County Administration, Upstairs Conference Room #201


Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.

Many Americans can now enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplace at Enrollment specialists based at Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. centers have been trained to help Eastern Shore of Virginia residents evaluate options and enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the Marketplace.

The Marketplace offers private health insurance.

Every private insurance plan in the Marketplace will offer comprehensive coverage, from doctors to medications to hospital visits.

If you need assistance contact a specialist at a Rural Health center near you:

Allison @ Atlantic & Chincoteague @ 824-5676 x637
Meghan @ Bayview & Franktown @ 442-4819 x362
Ellen @ Onley @ 787-7374 x767

2013 Reassessment Values

To check your 2013 reassessment click the link below:

2013 Reassessment Book (PDF 6.8MB)



Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes can be made at Official Payments website.


Northampton County Low Lying Areas

Map of Northampton County Low Lying Areas


Land Use Information and Application Links:

Code of Virginia - "Agricultural and Forestal District Act"

Adopted AFD Policy


Application for the creation of or addition to agricultural/forestal districts.

Please note that §33.010 (Land Use Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.



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