Public Notices

Lancaster Board of Supervisors Work Session March 20th

On March 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM the Board of Supervisors will conduct a work session on the proposed FY 19 Lancaster County Operating Budget. Non-governmental organizations requesting funding are invited to attend this budget work session.  Future budget work sessions will be scheduled to receive comments from governmental department heads.  The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster, Virginia.

2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2018 on the following dates:

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 15
  • December 13

All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Board Meeting Room which is located in the County Administration Building at 8311 Mary Ball Road (Virginia Primary Highway Route 3) in Lancaster Court House.

Item(s) to be placed on an agenda of a regular monthly meeting shall be submitted in writing with any related materials to the County Administrator's Office at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Prior to the aforementioned regular meeting time, the Board of Supervisors shall meet at 6:15 p.m. in the County Administrator's Office at 8311 Mary Ball Road (Virginia Primary Highway Route 3) in Lancaster Court House to review and, if necessary, modify the tentative agenda for the regular meeting. This meeting shall be open to the public, except for those portions that may be lawfully closed in conformance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Board of Supervisors Special Meeting Jan. 11th

The Lancaster Board of Supervisors will conduct a Special Meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Board Meeting Room of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, Virginia for the following purposes:

  • 2018 Board of Supervisors' organizational matters
  • Closed meeting pertaining to the discussion and consideration of the acquisition of real property for a public purpose where discussion in open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body

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2018 Meeting Dates for Lancaster County Social Services Board Announced

Board of Social Services Meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every other month:

  • January 23, 2018
  • March 27, 2018
  • May 22, 2018
  • July 24, 2018
  • September 25, 2018
  • November 27, 2018

New 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.)

Lancaster Emergency Services to Implement Senior Preparedness Program

Beginning in September, the Lancaster County Department of Emergency Services will be implementing a new program geared towards preparing the county's senior population for safety and preparedness.

The program is designed as a follow-up with citizens who are 65 years and older and have received transport by the county rescue squads.

The department's staff will cover such topics as home safety, driving safety, and disaster preparedness. In addition, county emergency services staff members will check smoke detectors and give information on the programs available throughout the county.

Any other citizen wanting information on any of these topics should email or Chief Terrence McGregor or call Chief McGregor at (804) 462-6010.

Notice to Waterfront Property Owners with Private Septic Systems

The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors has required implementation of a Septic System Pump-out/Inspection Program, requiring all private septic systems to be pumped out at least once every 5 years. This program is in accordance with the County's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance and mandated by the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

Since all land within Lancaster County is designated as Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area, all properties are required to comply. The Septic Pump-out/Inspection Program is broken down into two phases. Phase I ensures compliance with all private septic systems on waterfront properties. Phase II ensures compliance of all other properties having private septic systems.

Letters to all waterfront property owners with private septic systems are now going out, along with a verification compliance form to be mailed back with confirmation of pump-out.

Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Planning and Land Use Office at (804) 462-5220 or e-mail Brian Barnes.

Street Sign Vandalism

Theft and vandalism of highway marking signs continues to be a source of great concern to Lancaster County law enforcement and emergency response personnel. This is particularly true of street name identification signs.

According to the Lancaster County Code of Ordinances, willful and malicious damage to public property is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up $2,500 and/or up to 12 months in jail.

Anyone with information regarding vandalism to or theft of County-maintained street signs is encouraged to contact the County Administration office at (804) 462-5129 or e-mail Glenn D. Rowe.

Other street sign problems can be reported using our sign maintenance request form.

New Construction Debris Policy at Lancaster County Refuse Collection Facilities

Effective January 6, 2015, Lancaster County Solid Waste and Recycling facilities will no longer accept construction materials or debris from construction contractors.

Construction contractors are required to make their own disposal arrangements for construction-related waste/debris.

Businesses are welcome to dispose of their general waste and recyclable items such as cardboard, plastics, glass, aluminum, mixed papers and white goods (appliances).

Building Inspection Policy Change

Effective Monday, June 1, 2015, a minimum of a set of temporary stairs or an OSHA approved ladder and method of use is to be provided when entry to a building or structure is required to perform a requested inspection.

Flood Map Update

Flood insurance rate maps for Lancaster County as developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been updated with an effective date of October 2, 2014 and may be viewed on the county's GIS web site,

Tree Cutting

Any person planning to cut or direct the cutting of trees within 100 feet of tidal waters or wetlands must contact the Lancaster County Planning and Land Use Office, (804) 462-5220, prior to doing so.