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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.
A subsequent motion suspended the calendar dates pending staff input to be placed before the Board on January 25, 2016 at their regular work session.
(Click the link above for Adopted Zoning Information)
The Winter Hours Schedule will commence at the Northampton County Sanitary Landfill on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and run through Saturday, February 27, 2016. That means that on Saturdays, the landfill’s operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
TRANSFER STATION/LANDFILL :
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015,
THE SOLID WASTE TIPPING FEE
WILL INCREASE FROM
$65.00 PER TON TO
$69.00 PER TON
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 www.deq.virginia.gov on the home page or more directly at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterSupplyWaterQuantity/WaterSupplyPlanning/StateWaterPlan.aspx.
The Northampton County Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA)
Regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:15a.m.
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 healthcare.gov. 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
Land Use Information and Application Links:
Please note that §33.010 (Land Use Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.