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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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REMINDER

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
TAX YEAR 2018 COUNTY TAXES
ARE DUE

MUST BE RECEIVED
OR POSTMARKED
ON OR BEFORE
DECEMBER 5, 2018
OR
10% Penalty and 10% Interest per Annum
MUST BE ADDED

CYNTHIA S. BRADFORD, COUNTY TREASURER
COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON, VIRGINIA

 


Updated Comprehensive Plan

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

As per the guidance from the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, “town-hall” meetings to solicit input on the Comprehensive Plan Update are scheduled as follows:

Districts 1 and 2 Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:00 p.m., Kiptopeke Elementary School
24023 Fairview Road, Cape Charles, Va.

Districts 3 and 4 Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00 p.m., Nassawadox Fire Hall
10239 Pine Avenue, Nassawadox, Va.

District 5 Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 p.m., Exmore Town Hall
3305 Main Street, Exmore, Va.

Board members and staff will be present to answer questions and receive citizen comments. Copies of the Comprehensive Plan Update are available for review online on the Northampton County Planning page of the County’s website (below), and at any adjacent localities’ planning offices, all Northampton County Town Halls, the Cape Charles Library, the Northampton Free Library, and the Northampton County Administration Office.

Click Here to View the Updated Comprehensive Plan


PUBLIC NOTICE

NEW FOR TAX YEAR 2019 - TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY AND/OR HANDICAPPED

Household income level increases from $22,000 to $25,000

Provision: 58.l - 3210 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

This program provides assistance in the payment of real estate tax for the elderly and/or handicapped. You must be 65 years of age or older, or permanently and totally disabled on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the taxable year. Disabled applicants under the age of 65 must attach certification from the Social Security Administration, or if not eligible for Social Security, a sworn affidavit by two (2) medical doctors licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth. The dwelling must be the sole residence of the applicant. The combined (if married) income of the applicant from all sources shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.). The combined (if married) net worth shall not exceed eighty-thousand dollars ($80,000). Please see page 4 of the application for complete details. Applications are available after January 1ST of the tax year and must be filed with the Commissioner's office by February 28th.

 


Press Release

Assessment Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 


Business License Renewal

Northampton County Business License Deadline March 1

Doing business in Northampton County will cost you $30.00 annually.

Anyone conducting any type of business or providing professional services, real estate services, sales solicitation,
wholesale sales or general services within the County of Northampton is required to file for and pay for a
Northampton County Business License by March 1st of the current calendar year.

Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 757-678-0446 or visit co.northampton.va.us/forms to obtain an application.

 


Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Document

FY18 Consolidated Budget Document

 


NEW PPTR TRUCK CHANGES FOR TAX YEAR 2017

Additional vehicles may now qualify for tax relief beginning in 2017

Due to legislative changes that had taken place in the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, additional vehicles might now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in 2017.

The action by the General Assembly changed the registration requirements for personal use trucks with a gross weight between 7,501 and 10,000 pounds. As of January 1, 2017, these vehicles must be reclassified as pickups. These vehicles will require standard passenger license plates, and no longer qualify for truck license plates.

Once you have successfully reclassified your vehicle with DMV as a pickup before January 1, 2017, it may then qualify for personal property tax relief in 2017.

The change does not apply to vehicles registered for business use. If your truck is registered for business use, no action on your part is required.

You can reclassify your vehicle by visiting your local DMV customer service center.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Northampton County Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA)

Regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00p.m.

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

 


TAX PAYMENTS:

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

Applications:

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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