Public Access to County Offices Suspended/Meetings to be Rescheduled or Cancelled
Due to health risks associated with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, public access to Lancaster County offices and buildings is suspended effective immediately, until further notice, including County Administration, Building Official, Planning and Zoning, Registrar, Social Services, Emergency Services, Sheriff, and the offices of the Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue. County staff will be available to conduct business and assist the public over the phone or by email. Online applications are also available for many government services. The Courts have issued their own notices for closures. Essential services will still be provided including Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement and Waste Management.
The following public meetings have been cancelled:
Board of Supervisors FY21 Budget Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 2, 2020
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Wetlands Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2020
Board of Supervisors FY21 Budget Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 9, 2020
Board of Supervisors FY21 Budget Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 23, 2020
Additional updates, notices, information and announcements will be posted on the County website at www.lancova.com.
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.)
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).