Public Notices

Board of Equalization for the County of Lancaster

Pursuant to Section 58.1-3331 (E) of the Code of Virginia, public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the County of Lancaster will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of reassessment inequalities, including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer or agent must provide substantial evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call Crystal Whay at 804-462-5124, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Lancaster County Administration Building at 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503. The dates and times are:

May 16, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 23, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

By order of the Lancaster County Board of Equalization

Board of Supervisors FY2020 Budget Work Session May 22nd

The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session for the FY 2020 County Budget on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Board Meeting Room of the County Administration Building located at 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA  22503.

2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meetings during calendar year 2019 on the following dates:

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 31
  • November 21
  • December 12

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 6:30 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 Interim Chief Matt Smith or call Chief Smith at (804) 436-3553.

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:




Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
8293 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA  22503

Lancaster County Board of Supervisors
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA  22503

New 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.)

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.