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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.
Women's Self Defense Class
A free 4 week class presented by the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, Northampton County Parks and Recreation, and The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For more information and to register contact the Northampton County Sheriff's Office at 757-678-0458.
Applications are currently being accepted for funding under the Northampton County Tourism Grant program. All funded projects must complement and advance the Tourism Strategy adopted by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission.
To be considered for the tourism grant funds, applicants must complete an application and return it to the Northampton County Administration no later than June 1, 2015. Grants will be awarded to selected projects by June 15, 2015.
Prospective applicants can call the County Administrator’s Office at 757-678-0440 ext. 516 (or e-mail email@example.com) to request an application packet.
At its meeting of April 27, 2015, the Northampton County Board of Supervisors took action to repeal the ordinance from two years ago which established semi-annual collection of real estate taxes. This action returns the County to a due date for the collection of real estate taxes to be December 5th only.
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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Northampton County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing at 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, to receive public comment on the following ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED,
“AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE SEMI-ANNUAL
COLLECTION OF REAL ESTATE TAXES”
The purpose of this amendment is to repeal the implementation of the semi-annual collection of real estate taxes.
This proposed ordinance is available for review at the County Administrator's office, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, during normal business hours. Anyone interested in the above matter should attend the public hearing to express their views.
HANDICAPPED ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Call 757/678-0440
JOINT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON A PROPOSED CHANGE OF A BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON AND THE TOWN OF CHERITON
All interested parties please take notice that Northampton County (the “County”) and the Town of Cheriton (the “Town”) have expressed their intent to adopt an amended agreement changing the present boundary line between the County and the Town. This joint notice of public hearings is published pursuant to Section 15.2-3107 of the Code of Virginia by the direction of the Board of Supervisors of Northampton County and the Town Council of Cheriton.
The new corporate limits of the Town of Cheriton are proposed to also incorporate the entirety of the following properties, the acreage shown being the portion of the parcels presently outside the said corporate limits of the Town of Cheriton:
Tax Map 84C3-A-31 currently owned by Canonie Atlantic Co. and consisting of 0.17 acre, more or less.
66 ft. railroad right-of-way which consists of 5.00 acres, more or less.
Total acreage affected by this amended boundary line adjustment is 5.17 acres, more or less.
A joint public hearing will be held by the Cheriton Town Council and the Northampton County Board of Supervisors on the proposed amended boundary adjustment on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the proposed amended agreement and map showing the proposed boundary line adjustment are on file in the Office of the County Administrator, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, and the Cheriton Town Hall, 21314 North Bayside Road, Cheriton, Virginia, for inspection during normal business hours.
For handicapped assistance involving the County hearing or County facilities, please call 757-678-0440. For handicapped assistance involving the Town hearing or Town facilities, please call 757-331-8200.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF CHERITON
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
The Northampton County Planning Commission and the Northampton County Board of Supervisors will jointly hear public comments on the following revision to the Northampton County Code of Ordinances on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia:
Revise Section 159: Floodplain Management in the following areas:
(a) Provide a required statement on cumulative rise
(b) Modify the definition of “New Construction” to include a date of August 11, 1976 (the date of the first Flood Insurance Map issued to the County). This is a required correction which directly impacts flood insurance ratings.
(c) Addition of language relative to requirements of subdivision proposals
(d) Correct such other minor clerical and typographical errors as necessary
A copy of this document is on file in the Office of the County Administrator, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia 23347, during normal business hours.
Handicap Assistance Available: Call 757/678-0440.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Northampton County Board of Supervisors will conduct a joint public hearing with the Virginia Department of Transportation on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, on the Proposed Secondary Road Six Year Plan: 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 and Improvement Priorities for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 for Northampton County. Any interested citizen is invited to attend. Handicapped assistance available: please telephone (757) 678-0440 at least 48 hours in advance.
A regular meeting of the Ad-Hoc Emergency Care Committee will be held at 3:00 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.
May 28, 2015
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Northampton, Virginia, will hear public comments on the estimated revenues, projected expenditures and supporting tax rates of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget as set out below at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the Board Room, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA.
The Northampton Planning Commission will be conducting its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Northampton County Administration Board Chambers.
The Northampton County Planning Commission will conduct Work Sessions on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. & Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Northampton County Administration Conference Room, 2nd Floor at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia.
Northampton County is sponsoring two Public Informational Meetings with regard to the proposed revised Zoning Ordinance and Map. This will provide an informal opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed revised zoning ordinance, to ask questions of staff, and to view the proposed revised zoning map for the County. The Board of Supervisors is interested in receiving public comment and believes that these informational sessions will provide additional opportunities for the public to become familiar with this important document intended to encourage investment and job growth while protecting natural assets and property rights.
“Citizen Information Papers”, drafted to assist with the citizenry with this review process, are available on the County’s website (www.co.northampton.va.us). The public is encouraged to read and review these documents.
Sessions will be held as follows:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cafeteria, Kiptopeke Elementary School
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cafeteria, Occohannock Elementary School
Northampton County Agricultura l- Forestal District Program
Northampton County will be accepting applications January 15th through February 15th for both new districts and additions to existing districts as well as scheduling reviews of existing AFD’s.
The Northampton Planning Commission will be conducting its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Northampton County Administration Board Chambers.
The Northampton County Planning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled work session on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7pm in the Northampton County Administration Conference Room, 2nd Floor.
The Winter Hours Schedule will commence at the Northampton County Sanitary Landfill on Saturday, November 1, 2014 and run through February 28, 2015. That means that on Saturdays, the landfill’s operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Please plan your solid waste disposal accordingly.
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.