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Northampton County is the southern 35 miles of a 70 mile long stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula known as Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The Shore" as it is affectionately named, is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay or what is known locally as Bayside and Seaside. The Seaside, in particular, contains the largest island wilderness chain on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

The Shore is a place that has somehow managed to remain relatively unchanged through the times. Its pristine condition is mainly a result of the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the County's isolation to large East Coast metropolises such as Virginia's Tidewater Area (Virginia Beach & Norfolk). Generations of families have been left to their own and have created a rich tradition of living off the land through farming and fishing. For centuries a unique harmony, between mankind and nature, has evolved from these circumstances.

Northampton County's central location on the Eastern Seaboard places it less than a 1 day drive from areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Northampton County contains numerous natural and cultural sites, including two large public parks, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Kiptopeke State Park, located at the southern end of the county. Historic townships, such as Eastville, Cheriton and Cape Charles contain buildings that speak to over 350 years of architectural design in the United States.


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PUBLIC NOTICE


BOARD OF EQUALIZATION for THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON

Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the County of Northampton will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing property owners who believe their real property assessment are inaccurate. Upon hearing such complaints, either verbal or written, the Board will give consideration TO EITHER INCREASE, DECREASE, OR AFFIRM such real estate 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 above or below its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call (757) 678-0446, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, to request an application. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held at 16404 Courthouse Road, Suite 201, Eastville, Virginia. The dates and times are:

July 12, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 17, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 19, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 24, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 31, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 2, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 7, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 9, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 30, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

(Additional dates and times will be scheduled, if necessary, and advertised)
By order of the Northampton County Board of Equalization as provided by the
Code of Virginia, §58.1 – 3378

 


Press Release

Assessment Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 


Business License Renewal

Northampton County Business License Deadline March 1

Doing business in Northampton County will cost you $30.00 annually.

Anyone conducting any type of business or providing professional services, real estate services, sales solicitation,
wholesale sales or general services within the County of Northampton is required to file for and pay for a
Northampton County Business License by March 1st of the current calendar year.

Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 757-678-0446 or visit co.northampton.va.us/forms to obtain an application.

 


Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Document

FY18 Consolidated Budget Document

 


NEW PPTR TRUCK CHANGES FOR TAX YEAR 2017

Additional vehicles may now qualify for tax relief beginning in 2017

Due to legislative changes that had taken place in the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, additional vehicles might now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in 2017.

The action by the General Assembly changed the registration requirements for personal use trucks with a gross weight between 7,501 and 10,000 pounds. As of January 1, 2017, these vehicles must be reclassified as pickups. These vehicles will require standard passenger license plates, and no longer qualify for truck license plates.

Once you have successfully reclassified your vehicle with DMV as a pickup before January 1, 2017, it may then qualify for personal property tax relief in 2017.

The change does not apply to vehicles registered for business use. If your truck is registered for business use, no action on your part is required.

You can reclassify your vehicle by visiting your local DMV customer service center.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Northampton County Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA)

Regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00p.m.

Meeting Location
16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville
Northampton County Administration, Upstairs Conference Room #201

 


TAX PAYMENTS:

Payments for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes can be made at Official Payments website.

 


Northampton County Low Lying Areas

Map of Northampton County Low Lying Areas

 


Land Use Information and Application Links:

Code of Virginia - "Agricultural and Forestal District Act"

Adopted AFD Policy

Applications:

Application for the creation of or addition to agricultural/forestal districts.

Please note that §33.010 (Land Use Program) of the County Code was repealed on August 11, 2009.

 


 

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