Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The County of Lancaster has identified emergency relief funds to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.
The CARES Act Small Business Grant Program is a partnership between the County of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Economic Development Authority (EDA). The EDA will disburse grants to awardees after a review committee has processed and approved the grant applications. The first round of awards will be based on applications received by September 25, 2020. Future rounds of awards may be provided.
Electronic Access Instructions for Sept 24th BOS Meeting
The public may view or listen to the September 24, 2020 (7:00 PM) meeting of the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors from their computer, tablet or smartphone as follows:
To join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/98647598051
iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,98647598051# or +19292056099,,98647598051#
To join by telephone:
- (312) 626-6799 (Chicago, IL)
- (929) 205-6099 (New York, NY)
- (301) 715-8592 (Germantown, MD)
Webinar ID: 986 4759 8051
Android and iOS users can access the meeting by downloading the Zoom app and entering the webinar ID.
Public Access to County Offices to Resume Monday, June 8, 2020
With Governor Northam placing most of Virginia into Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, public access to Lancaster County offices and buildings will resume at 9 AM on Monday, June 8, 2020. Affected offices include County Administration, Building Official, Planning and Zoning, Registrar, Social Services, Emergency Services, Sheriff, Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue. The Courts will issue their own notices for re-opening.
Phase 2 bans public and private gatherings of 50 or more people and this limit on the number of people inside buildings will be monitored and enforced. We encourage citizens to continue to conduct business online, via telephone, e-mail or mail, when possible. If citizens must come to County offices, advance appointments are encouraged to maintain acceptable numbers of people inside the buildings. Citizens will be required to wear a face covering inside county buildings as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order 63 and social distancing must be maintained.
2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates
The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2020 on the following dates:
- January 30
- February 27
- March 26 - Postponed
- April 30
- May 28
- June 25
- July 30
- August 27
- September 24
- October 29
- November 19
- December 10
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.
Short Term Rental Requirements for Lancaster County
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.
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:
1) LITTERING IS ILLEGAL IN LANCASTER COUNTY, and
2) ANY VEHICLE TRANSPORTING LITTER ON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY MUST HAVE ITS LOAD COVERED TO PREVENT ITS CONTENTS FROM BLOWING, DROPPING OR FALLING FROM SUCH VEHICLE
ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF EITHER OF THE ABOVE SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE UP TO $500 AND/OR BY IMPRISONMENT UP TO 30 DAYS
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
8293 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
Lancaster County Board of Supervisors
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503
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.)