News & Upcoming Events

Access Instructions & Public Hearing Ad for June 20th Planning Commission Meeting

NEW - Listing of County Parks & Boat Launches

Board of Equalization Appeals Hearing Schedule

Pursuant to Section 58.1-3331(E) of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the County of Lancaster will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of reassessment inequalities, including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer or agent must provide substantial evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call Crystal Whay at 804-462-5129, extension 1203, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Lancaster County Administration Building at 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503. The dates and times are:

March 12, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 14, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 15, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 19, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March 22, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 17, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 23, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 25, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 21, 2024 - 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These hearings are open to the public and may be viewed on the county's YouTube Channel live or played back at a later time.

By order of the Lancaster County Board of Equalization

2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2024 on the following dates:

  • January 25
  • February 29
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 31
  • November 21
  • December 12

All Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors will be held at in the Lancaster County Administrative Building/Commission Meeting Room at 7:00 PM, unless advertised otherwise. Meetings shall be open to the public, except for those portions that may be lawfully closed in conformance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Schedule for Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Seeking Qualified Volunteers to Serve on Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees

The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors is seeking interested and qualified volunteers to fill vacant positions on various boards, commissions, authorities and committees.  Positions available within the next six months and the succeeding term of office include:

Board of Zoning Appeals – 5-year term (1 position)

Historic Resources Commission - 3-year term (3 positions)

Building Code Appeals Board – 4-year term (1 position)

Economic Development Authority – 4-year term (1 position)

Lancaster County Broadband Authority – 2-year term (3 positions)

Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Community Services Board – 3-year term (1 position)

Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Public Access and Working Waterfronts – new committee with no specific term (5 positions)

Interested citizens can visit for more information on these various boards, commissions, authorities and committees or contact County Administrator Don Gill at or 804-462-5129 with questions or to express interest in filling any of these positions.

New Format for Access to Public Meetings

Lancaster County is implementing an Agenda Management System for public meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Wetlands Board and various other boards and commissions which will improve access to public meetings and related documentation.

Public access to this new system is facilitated by a new web site which will serve as a Public Meeting Portal. The new site will host live streams of current meetings and provide access to all meeting-related information including schedules, agendas and supporting documentation for upcoming meetings and minutes and indexed video recordings of previous meetings.

All meetings are currently being live streamed. The full agenda book and meeting minutes capabilities will be phased in gradually, starting with the Board of Supervisors.

Citizens may also view meeting live streams and video recordings of previous meetings directly from County's new YouTube Channel.

As it has for the past several months, Lancaster County will continue to offer access to public meetings as Zoom webinars to allow its citizens to interactively participate in public hearings and public input sessions. The Zoom webinars will be the only means available to the citizens of Lancaster County for remote electronic public participation during these meetings. Live streams will be strictly view only/listen only. Access instructions for Zoom webinars will be posted on this website in the days leading up to scheduled meetings.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Short Term Rental Requirements for Lancaster County (UPDATED)

Pursuant to Section 15.2-983 and Section 58.1-3819 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors adopted ordinances on September 27, 2018 requiring all short-term rental properties to 1) Register annually and pay an annual $50 fee, and 2) Pay a 2% Occupancy Tax monthly for lodging revenues received.

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Construction and Wood Debris Policies Explained

Second Amendment Resolution as Adopted by Board of Supervisors Dec. 12, 2019

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Changes to Lancaster County Government Web Site

On Friday, November 22, 2019, county administration staff began the process of updating the Lancaster County, Virginia local government web site. Most of the changes made to date involve cosmetic changes and a rearrangment of a few navigational links on the site's front, or home page. Specifically, the links formerly located in a content box titled "Featured Content & Services" may now be accessed from a pull down menu on the right edge of the page titled "Find It Fast - How Do I...". The links have been arranged as a series of questions to resemble a list of frequently asked questions. One would click or tap in the title bar of this section to expand (drop down) the list.

Public Notice Concerning Littering

In accordance with Sections 33.2-802 and 46.2-1156 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and Sections 54-29 and 54-30 of the Lancaster County Code of Ordinances, the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors and the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office remind the public that:




Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
8293 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA  22503

Lancaster County Board of Supervisors
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA  22503

New Recycling Guidelines in Effect at County Convenience Centers

Hours of Operation at Lancaster Social Services

The Lancaster County Social Services Board has approved the following changes effective January 1, 2018.

Office walk-in hours for the general public will be 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Mon- Fri (The office will be open for calls until 5:00p.m.)