344 West Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 92
Nottoway, VA 23955
(434) 645-8667 Fax
The Nottoway County Board of Supervisors delegates the daily operation of the county to its County Administrator. The County Administrator serves as consultant and advisor to the Board of Supervisors and is responsible for managing virtually all county government functions, as well as for coordinating with state and federal agencies, and with other local governments and departments. The County Administrator is responsible for the development of a budget that encompasses includes all county revenues and expenditures.
The County Administrator’s office oversees the county’s central accounting department, building inspection department, planning and zoning department, animal control, solid waste management department, and E911 maintenance operations. The office also serves as the repository of board minutes, ordinances and resolutions.
The Administrator’s office serves as the point of initial contact for Nottoway County citizens with questions about their government or in need of information about government services.
All county purchase requisitions, bidding, purchase orders, and accounts payables are done through Nottoway County Central Accounting. Central Accounting controls expenditures, seeking to always obtain the highest-quality goods and services for the lowest cost to the County taxpayer. Central Accounting is responsible for ensuring that approved budget limitations are not exceeded. Central Accounting also handles payroll functions for all local government and school employees.
Nottoway County employs a building code official to inspect new construction, renovation and remodeling of existing structures, as well as any alteration required by code to be inspected. It is the responsibility of the citizen homeowner to obtain a building permit before any such work has begun. The code official is responsible for enforcement of the Virginia Statewide Building Code.
Building permits and information about them may be obtained at the County Administrator’s office, where the code official is located.
The Planning Department is able to assist citizens in ordinance compliance, land division questions, subdivisions, and a variety of land-use questions. County planning goals rely on the Nottoway County Comprehensive Plan to guide growth and development throughout the locality.
Nottoway County Board of Supervisors is responsible for zoning in all unincorporated areas of the county. Zoning information is documented in the Nottoway County Zoning Ordinance. The zoning ordinance contains intents and purposes, permitted uses by right and by special exception, as well as rules and regulations for the various zoning districts found in Nottoway County.
The Board of Supervisors of Nottoway County has, under the authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia, enacted this zoning ordinance for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the county.
The Nottoway County Zoning Ordinance is designed (1) to provide for adequate light, air, convenience of access, safety for fire, flood and other dangers; (2) to reduce or prevent congestion in the public streets; (3) to facilitate the creation of a convenient, attractive and harmonious community; (4) to expedite the provision of adequate police and fire protection, disaster, evacuation, civil defense, transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, forests, playgrounds, recreational facilities, airports, and other public requirements; (5) to protect against destruction of or encroachment upon historic areas; and (6) to protect against one or more of the following: overcrowding of land, undue densities of populations in relation to the community facilities existing or available, obstruction of light and air, danger and congestion in travel and transportation, or loss of life, health or property from fire, flood, panic or other dangers.
Nottoway County’s zoning regulations and districts have been drawn with reasonable consideration for the existing use of property, the suitability of properties for various uses, the trends of growth or change, the current and future requirements of the community as to land for various purposes as determined by population and economic studies and other studies, the transportation requirements of the community, and the requirements for schools, parks, playgrounds, and other public services; and for the conservation of properties and their values and the encouragement of the most appropriate use of land throughout the County.
Nottoway County employs an Animal Control Officer who is responsible for the enforcement of state and local ordinances concerning domesticated animals (primarily dogs and cats). Additionally, the Animal Control Officer operates the county’s modern pound facility; investigates a variety of incidents involving domesticated animals, such as dog bites, livestock kills, etc.; and advises the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors on domesticated animal issues.
All dogs and cats in Nottoway County require registration and tags and the Animal Control Officer enforces compliance. Tags are issued annually, when a current rabies certification and animal description is presented by the owner (or their agent) to the County Treasurer’s office. Owners are subject to penalty if their animals do not have appropriate registration and tags, which are due by February 1st of each year.
Individual dog and cat tags are $8.00 each and all kennel tags are $50.00.
The Animal Control Officer collects stray dogs and cats and houses them in the pound. While most of these animals have no known owners, those that do may be picked up by their owner after paying a pick-up fee and appropriate boarding fees. Also accepted are animals no longer able to be cared for or wanted by their owners.
The Animal Control Officer makes every effort to adopt pound animals into caring homes. Animals that are unclaimed by their owners and/or unable to be adopted are humanely put down as prescribed by the State Veterinarian’s Office.
The Animal Pound will also board animals for a fee. The fee schedule for the pound is as follows:
|Pick Up Fee||$15.00 each animal|
|Boarding of Dogs||$10.00 first day
$5.00 each day after
|Adoption of Dogs||$10.00|
Dog confinement in Nottoway County is usually from April 1st to May 31st every year. During this time, all dogs are required to be penned or under the direct control of their owners. Dogs running free during this time are subject to being picked up even if they are wearing a current tag.
While the Animal Control Officer does not normally become involved with undomesticated (wild) animals, the recent coyote infestation has made involvement necessary due to the danger coyotes pose for domesticated livestock.
The Nottoway County Animal Control Officer is responsible for both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.
Landfill (434) 292-5262
Nottoway County collects residential and commercial waste produced by its residents and businesses. It also operates its own modern, state-of-the-art landfill facility. Nottoway County does not accept waste from any out-of-county source, nor does it accept any type of hazardous waste.
Nottoway County citizens are able to dispose of their household waste in several ways.
- Residents of Nottoway’s three towns are provided pick up service by their town. The town takes the collected waste to the county’s landfill for deposit.
- All Nottoway County citizens are free to take their household waste to one of the nine collection centers across the county, and deposit it into the large, steel trash boxes where it is collected by county employees and taken to the county landfill. These sites are never closed, providing around-the-clock convenience to accommodate the work schedules of all Nottoway County citizens.
- Citizens also have the ability to take their refuse directly to the Nottoway County landfill during regular working hours.
Those hours are as follows:
Monday–Friday—8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday—8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Citizens with tires, appliances, yard or arboreal (tree/brush) waste must take their waste directly to the landfill. It cannot be deposited into a trash collection box.
There is no tipping charge for residential waste of Nottoway County citizens brought to the landfill in their own vehicle. However, should a citizen have a private contractor or hauler deliver the waste to the landfill, a tipping fee will be required.
Commercial users of the landfill are required to pay tipping fees based upon the weight of the load.
Vehicles containing waste are weighed at the landfill prior to emptying and then after. Charges are determined by the weight and the type of waste deposited. The tipping fee schedule is as follows:
General Refuse: $37.00 per ton
Tires: $150.00 per ton
Sludge: $54.00 per ton
Nottoway County operates its waste management department with a staff of 6 to 8 employees.
The current landfill, opened in 1995, is regularly monitored for compliance with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) rules. A monthly report is presented to the Board of Supervisors at each of their regular meetings.
Funding for the operation of the Nottoway County landfill is obtained by a utility tax of $3.00 per month per electric meter on all county residences and businesses.
The Nottoway County landfill is expected to be utilized until filled, in about the year 2027.
Emergency: Dial 911
Sheriff’s Communication Center: (434) 645-9044
Maintenance: (434) 645-8696
Nottoway County operates an enhanced 911 system, which is based in the communications center of the Sheriff’s Department. This center is capable of taking emergency fire, rescue, or police calls from county locations and identifying the location where the call originates so that appropriate emergency services personnel may quickly be dispatched to the correct location.
The dispatchers in the communications center are in contact with three volunteer fire departments, two rescue squad locations, and county, town, and state law enforcement agencies.
Maintenance on the system is carried out in the County Administrator’s Office.
All expenses associated with the county’s E911 system are funded through a monthly telephone charge of $1.12 per line.