News & Upcoming Events

Access Instructions for July 16th EDA Meeting

The public may view or listen to the July 16, 2020 (8:30 AM) meeting of the Lancaster County Economic Development Authority from their computer, tablet or smartphone as follows:

To join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/97191782465

iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,97191782465#  or +19292056099,,97191782465#

To join by telephone:

  • (312) 626-6799 (Chicago, IL)
  • (929) 205-6099 (New York, NY)
  • (301) 715-8592 (Germantown, MD)

Webinar ID: 971 9178 2465

Android and iOS users can access the meeting by downloading the Zoom app and entering the webinar ID.

Access Instructions for July 16th Planning Commission Meeting

The public may view or listen to the July 16, 2020 (7:00 PM) meeting of the Lancaster County Planning Commission from their computer, tablet or smartphone as follows:

To join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/94021134802

iPhone one-tap :
US: +19292056099,,94021134802#  or +13017158592,,94021134802#

To join by telephone:

  • (312) 626-6799 (Chicago, IL)
  • (929) 205-6099 (New York, NY)
  • (301) 715-8592 (Germantown, MD)

Webinar ID: 940 2113 4802

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.

US Census Bureau Employment Opportunities

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.

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

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Next Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection Day Oct. 17th

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.

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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:

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
804-462-5111
www.lancastersheriff.net

Lancaster County Board of Supervisors
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA  22503
804-462-5129

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.)

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).