County Administration

Court House344 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.

Central Accounting:


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.

Building Inspection


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.

Animal Control

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 92 
Nottoway, VA 23955

Physical address:
349 Livestock Road
Blackstone, VA 23824

Shelter Hours 

Direct | 434-292-1099
Emergencies | 434-645-9044

Animal Control Officers:
Shelia Estes
Grace Seymour

Nottoway County employs two Animal Control Officers who are responsible for the enforcement of state and local ordinances concerning domesticated animals. They are also responsible for both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county.

Additionally, the Animal Control Officers operate the county’s modern shelter; investigates a variety of incidents involving domesticated animals, such as: dog bites, livestock kills, cruelty, etc.; and advises the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors on domesticated animal issues.

All dogs four months of age and older in Nottoway County are required to have a rabies vaccination and a county dog license in which the Animal Control Officers enforce. Tags are issued annually, when a current rabies certificate and the animal(s-description is presented by the owner (or their agent-to the County Treasurer’s office. Owners are subjected to a penalty if their animals do not have appropriate registration and tags, which are due on February 1 st of each year.

Individual dog tags are $10.00 and $5.00 if the animal has been spayed or neutered; all kennel tags are $50.00. Cats are not required to have a tag but they must be vaccinated against rabies. The Animal Control Officers pick up stray dogs and cats and they are housed within the shelter for five days with no owner identification and ten days with identification only when space is available. The shelter has ten dog runs and nine cat cages. While most of these animals have no known owner, those that do may be picked up by their owner after paying a pick-up fee and appropriate boarding fee. Also accepted are animals that are no longer wanted by their owner(s-providing space is available. The shelter does not accept aggressive animals or animals with a bite history. Strays are accepted before owner surrenders.

The Animal Control Officers make every effort to adopt shelter animals into caring and loving homes or secure rescue. Animals that are unclaimed by their owner(s-and/or unable to be adopted are humanely put down by a licensed veterinarian.

To see the animals that are available or on hold, please visit our Facebook page: Nottoway County Virginia Animal Shelter.

The shelter does have fees for animals that have been picked up and housed. The fee schedule for the shelter is as follows:

Pick Up Fee..................$15.00 each animal
Boarding of Dogs and Cats.................. $10.00 first day | $5.00 each day after

Dog confinement in Nottoway County is usually from April 1 st to May 31 st every year. During this time, all dogs are required to be confined to the owner’s property or under the owner’s direct control if off their property. Dogs running free during this time are subject to being picked up even if they are wearing a current tag.

The Animal Control Officers do not handle wild animals or pick up feral animals.

Animal Control does operate seven days a week and responds only to emergencies after hours. Stray or nuisance animals are not considered an emergency and will be picked up during the next business day.

Solid Waste Management

Landfill 434-292-5262

Nottoway County collects household 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.

1. 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 disposal.

2 . Nottoway County operates five convenience centers across the county to accept household waste.  These centers are for Nottoway County residents and landowners only. Identification is required to show proof of Nottoway County land ownership if you reside out of the County..

The convenience center sites are located at:

     The convenience center hours are:

Nottoway Convenience Center Year Round Hours (Effective May 1, 2022)
Sunday2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Monday8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am – 5:30 pm

3 . 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-Saturday8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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. Fees will apply..

Citizens and Commercial users of the landfill are required to pay tipping fees based on the weight of the load and the type of materials.

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$42.00 per ton
Tires$200.00 per ton
Sludge$104.00 per ton

Use and operation of the County Landfill shall be subject to the following rules and

  1. The landfill shall be open Monday through Saturday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  2. All vehicles must check with a landfill employee prior to dumping (in the landfill)
    and shall be subject to inspection.
  3. All waste materials must be deposited in the appropriate areas as directed by the
    landfill employee, and must be separated according to type of waste.
  4. No stumps over four (4-inches shall be deposited in the landfill.
  5. All large haulers (municipal, institutional or commercial-must arrive no later than
    3:00 PM.
  6. Only waste generated within the County shall be deposited at the landfill.

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 tipping fees, a utility tax on electric meters and telephones 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.