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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.
The General Registrar will be holding voter registration on Thursday, May 16 at Broadwater Academy from 11:40a.m.-12:20 p.m.
2013 Reassessment Values
To check your 2013 reassessment click the link below:
2013 Reassessment Book (PDF 6.8MB)
Homecoming Pow Wow
'Coming full Circle' featuring the Accohannock Tribe. Memorial Day weekend (May 25-26) 10am - 5pm rain or shine! Bring lawnchair, blankets, and shade umbrellas. Suggested donation is $4.00 per person.
Pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-2204 and § 15.2-2230, notice is hereby provided that the Northampton County Planning Commission and the Eastville Town Council will hold a joint public hearing in the Board Chambers located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, Va., on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a public hearing on proposed updates to the Town of Eastville Comprehensive Plan, EAST CPA 2013-01.
Copies of the proposed Eastville Comprehensive Plan amendments can be examined and/or obtained at the Department of Planning & Zoning located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, during normal business hours (Monday –Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or at the Eastville Town office located at 5428 Willow Oak Road in Eastville (Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). The Plan can also be viewed below.
At the public hearing, all persons desiring to express their views concerning this matter will be heard.
Handicapped assistance available: Please telephone (757) 678-0440, extension 516 at least 48 hours in advance.
Peter Stith, Long Range Planner
Director of Economic Development
The County of Northampton announces the hiring of Charles McSwain as Director of Economic Development, effective January 14, 2013. Mr. McSwain is an experienced economic development professional with significant private and public sector experience.
2013 Rabies Vaccination Clinic
VIMS Analysis of Kings Creek Water and Watershed Runoff Samples
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science analysis of Kings Creek and its watershed has been completed. The study was funded in part by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes can be made at Official Payments website.
Board of Supervisors of the County of Northampton, Virginia
With the adoption of the FY 2013 budget, the Northampton County Board of Supervisors has provided funds to close the two-hour gap in the middle of the day at the County’s Waste Collection Centers, starting July 1, 2012. New Operating Hours will be :
Monday—Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Online Comment Option – Comprehensive Plan Review
An online option is now available for persons wishing to submit comments concerning the county Comprehensive Plan and their vision for the County’s future. The Comprehensive Plan is now under review in accordance with Virginia legal requirements. To access the Plan, click here. To access the comment section, click here.
If you have questions concerning this process, please contact Peter Stith, 757-678-0443, ext. 545, email@example.com
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DOG & CAT LICENSE
Notice is hereby given that Dog and Cat Taxes were due and payable
January 1, 2013
All owners are hereby notified that their taxes must be paid to the Treasurer not later than February 1, 2013 in order to avoid penalties. Evidence that dog and cat has been vaccinated against Rabies MUST be provided at the time of issuance of license.
Male Tags $10.00 Each
Female Tags $10.00 Each
Unsexed tags (either male or female) $ 5.00 Each
Duplicate Tags $ 1.00 Each
For 20 Dogs & Cats $35.00
For 50 Dogs & Cats $50.00
License must be worn by Dog according to law. ALL DOGS & CATS 4 months old or older must have license. Minimum penalty, fine and costs, is mandatory for violations. Any animal that has been spayed or neutered will be sold an Unsexed Tag.
Tags can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office, Northampton County, Virginia
Payment can be mailed with copy of Rabies Vaccination to P.O. Box 598, Eastville, VA 23347.
For Further Information, contact the NORTHAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE at 757-678-0458.
Northampton County Low Lying Areas
In accordance with the 2009 Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), Section 107.1.2, the Northampton County Building Department will refund 75% of permit fees when approved by the Building Official and when requested in writing by the permit holder in the event of revocation, abandonment or discontinuance of project.
Eastville, VA 23347
Phone: (757) 678-0445
Fax: (757) 678-0483
Waterfront Villages Visioning - Final Report available
The Department of Planning & Zoning recently conducted public workshops to review and update the Visions for the waterfront villages of Willis Wharf and Oyster. Milton Herd of Herd Planning & Design and Vladimir Gavrilovic of Renaissance Planning Group facilitated the workshops. The final report of the consulting team is available through this link.
New Zoning Application Form
Northampton County has a newly redesigned Zoning Application and checklist which can be downloaded below.
Land Use Information and Application Links:
Please note that §33.010 (AFD Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.