News & Upcoming Events

Access Instructions & Public Hearing Ad for June 8th Wetlands Board Meeting

News Release - General Reassessment of Real Estate

Lancaster County has retained Cowan Services, LLC to perform the County’s 2024 General Reassessment of real estate, which will become effective on January 1, 2024.  The County is currently on a 5-year reassessment cycle.  The Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, mandates that each locality periodically perform a general reassessment of real estate to determine each property’s fair market value and to equalize each property’s value in relation to similar properties.

Members of the reassessment team will begin visiting properties during the week of January 16, 2023.  They will be carrying photo I.D.’s and will have magnetic County Reassessment signs on their cars.  Assessors will be coming out to residents’ homes to look at dwellings and their property in general, as well as take exterior pictures/measurements in order to determine their fair market value.

The field assessments are expected to be completed in October 2023 and the notices of the proposed changes in the assessed values will be mailed out to property owners in November 2023.  These notices will also give the details on the method of appealing the proposed assessed values.

Dates for Upcoming FY2023-2024 County Budget Work Sessions

February 16, 2023

  • 7 pm - Planning Commission Reviews FY 24-28 Capital Improvement Budget Requests

February 23, 2023

  • 5:30pm - BOS Joint Work Session with School Board on School Budget before the Regular Meeting at 7PM

February 27, 2023

  • School Board Holds School Budget Public Hearing

March 6, 2023

  • School Board Adopts School Budget

March 9, 2023

  • 5 pm - BOS FY 24 County Budget Proposed in Work Session

March 16, 2023

  • 7 pm - Planning Commission holds Public Hearing on FY 24-28 Capital Improvement Budget

March 28, 2023

  • 5 pm - BOS FY 24 Budget Work Session - Department Heads and Non-Governmental Organizations Presentations

March 30, 2023

  • 5 pm - BOS FY 24 Budget Work Session - Department Heads and Non-Governmental Organizations Presentations before Regular Meeting at 7 PM
  • 7 pm - BOS Holds FY 24 School Budget Public Hearing at Regular Meeting

April 13, 2023

  • 5 pm - BOS FY 24 Budget / CY 23 Tax Rate Work Session
  • 7 pm - BOS Adopts FY 24 School Budget

April 27, 2023

  • 7 pm - BOS Holds Public Hearings on FY 24 County Budget and CY 2023 Tax Rates at Regular Meeting

May 25, 2023

  • 7 pm - BOS Adopts FY 24 County Budget and CY 2023 Tax Rates at Regular Meeting

2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2023 on the following dates:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14

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.

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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Fee Waiver for Permits Issued for T.S. Isaias Damage Repairs

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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

County-Wide Clean Up Collects 250 Bags of Litter (Photos)

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.)