News & Upcoming Events

Access Instructions for May 5th Broadband Authority Meeting

The public may view or listen to the May 5, 2021 (4:30 PM) meeting of the Lancaster County Broadband Authority from their computer, tablet or smartphone as follows:

To join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/93118072132

iPhone one-tap :
US: +19292056099,,93118072132#  or +13017158592,,93118072132#

To join by telephone:

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

Webinar ID: 931 1807 2132

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

Access Instructions & Public Hearing Ad for May 20th Planning Commission Meeting

2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2021 on the following dates:

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 9

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.

Dates for Upcoming FY2021-2022 County Budget Work Sessions

March 11, 2021 - 5 PM BOS FY 22 County Budget Proposed in Work Session

March 18, 2021 - Planning Commission holds Public Hearing on FY 22-26 Capital Improvement Budget (during regular meeting)

March 23, 2021 - 5 PM BOS FY 22 Budget Work Session - Department Heads and Non-Governmental Organizations Presentations

March 25, 2021 - 5 PM BOS FY 22 Budget Work Session - Department Heads and Non-Governmental Organizations Presentations (Regular Meeting at 7 PM)

April 1, 2021 - 5 PM BOS FY22 Budget/Tax Rate Work Session followed by 6 PM BOS and School Board Joint Closed Meeting and 7 PM School Budget Public Hearing

April 12, 2021 - 5 PM BOS FY22 Budget/Tax Rate Work Session and at 7 PM BOS Adopts FY 22 School Budget

April 29, 2021 - 7 PM BOS Holds Public Hearings on FY 22 County Budget and CY 2021 Tax Rates at Regular Meeting

May 27, 2021 - 7 PM  BOS Adopts FY 22 County Budget and CY 2021 Tax Rates at Regular Meeting

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

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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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.)