Public Notices

Lancaster County Government Offices Holiday Closure Schedule

Lancaster County government offices will be closed for the upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day holidays as follows:


  • Friday, December 22nd - offices close at 12:00 noon
  • Monday, December 25th - offices closed all day
  • Tuesday, December 26th - offices closed all day

New Years Day

  • Monday, January 1st - offices closed all day
  • Tuesday, January 2nd - offices closed all day


Board of Supervisors Special Meeting/Work Session Dec. 6th

The Lancaster Board of Supervisors will conduct a Special Meeting/Work Session at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in the Board Meeting Room of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, Virginia to review and to consider bids for the proposed Emergency Medical Services / Emergency Operations Center Facility with the project architect, GuernseyTingle.  Bids were due and publicly opened on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

2017 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2017 on the following dates:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 11

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.

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.