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The Planning Division and the Office of Development Services puts together a monthly Development Activity Report. That report can be found on the County homepage as a listing under News Headlines or on either the Development Services or Planning Division webpage.
The new report will be added the second Thursday of each month.
You may hold up to two garage sales of household items per year with no permit required. Each sale may last three days. As many as five households can take part. However, a permit may be required if you are holding a neighborhood sale and/or if crafts are to be sold.
York County maintains Route 17 from the Newport News line to York High School. Route 199 is maintained by the county from the interstate to Mooretown Road and from Water Country to the James City county line. All sections of Route 134 are maintained by VDOT.
2017 Legislative Policies and Positions
Yes. The county and schools share many services. Some of these are:
Yorktown Shagging on the Riverwalk concert program has expanded its line-up and has now become "Sounds of Summer at Riverwalk." In addition to beach music, the series will include some favorite regional bands playing Motown, Disco, Funk, R&B, Pop and more.
The 2017 Yorktown "Sounds of Summer" concert series will be held Thursday nights in June and July at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. Concert times are 7 to 9: 30 pm.
For more information about the concert series or any other events in the county, call the York County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Office at 757-890-3500 or visit www.visityorktown.org.
The Event Weather Hotline: (757) 890-3520
December 5 is the due date for the second half of the 2016 Personal Property and Real Estate taxes. Taxes are due on or before that date and are considered late on December 6. Penalty and interest, which are calculated separately on each item, will be assessed for late payment.
If you did not receive your tax bill, information is available at www.yorkcounty.gov/treasurer (Select "View 2016 Tax Bill"). You may also use that page on the website to pay your taxes.
For more information, call (757) 890-3420.
Dominion Virginia Power will be implementing construction activities at Chisman Creek Park during the month of November. None of the work is expected to affect the access or use of the park. The work will be done in three locations. Find out more here.
Watch the video where WYCG-TV producer, Mike Leonard clearly demonstrates the rules governing the placement of signs promoting yard sales, open house, etc.
For most county citizens, the answer is VDOT - the Virginia Department of Transportation. In fact, VDOT is responsible for maintenance of all public streets, roads, and highways in the county (in contrast to cities, where the city governments are responsible for maintenance). The exceptions to this general rule are the various private streets, for example in townhouse or condominium developments, where property owners' associations have maintenance responsibility. VDOT maintains the following for citizens to report road problems or concerns:
VDOT Customer Service Center
Online Work Request
View York County live streaming media or archives of our Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings.
Board of Supervisor Meetings are live, Tuesday at 6 pm and rebroadcast Wednesday - Friday at 11 am, 7 pm, and 11 pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm.
The City of Poquoson currently pays York County $34,950 a year for use of the radio system. This is partially based on the number of mobile and portable radios that they use on the system. They also pay annual maintenance cost on their portion of the system. This includes Police, Fire/EMS, Schools and CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team). In addition, Poquoson pays $323,432 per year for 911 service, which includes staffing and a portion of the operating cost associated with the operations of the regional communications center.
You can reach the local VDOT Residency Administrator's office by phone at 253-5138; the Williamsburg Area Maintenance Headquarters at 253-5138; or, the Seaford Area Maintenance Headquarters at 898-5151. You can also submit a service request online at http://www.virginiadot.org by clicking on "Report a Road Problem" in the upper right-hand corner, or call the central service center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).
Discover extensive details on doc licensing by viewing the
Regular Meetings and Work Sessions of the Board of Supervisors are live on WYCG-TV Cox Cable Channel 46, Verizon Channel 38 and live on-line through the York County YouTube Channel.
You do not need a permit for ordinary repairs and specific exceptions to the code.Ordinary repairs and Exceptions are:
- Installation of cabinets in all occupancies.
- Installation or replacement or floor finishes in all occupancies. Light fixtures and ceiling fans, within the dwelling unit in occupancies of Use Group R-2 and in occupancies of Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5.
- Painting any portion of a structure, repair of plaster, interior tile and other wall coverings in all occupancies.
- Replacement of 100 square foot or less of roof decking in Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5 unless the decking to be replaced was required at time of original construction to be fire-retardant-treated or protected in some other way to form a fire-rated wall termination.
- Replacement of mechanical appliances provided such equipment is not fueled by gas or oil, within the dwelling unit in occupancies of Use Group R-2 where serving a single family dwelling and in Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5.
- Replacement of plumbing equipment without alteration of the water supply and distribution system, sanitary drainage systems or vent systems.
- Replacement of windows and doors of similar operation and opening dimension that do not require changes to existing framed opening.
Ordinary repairs shall not include the cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load bearing support, change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas or oil, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other work affecting public health or general safety.
One story detached accessory structures not located in a designated flood zone and used as tool and storage shed, playhouse or similar uses provided the floor area does not exceed 256 square feet in size, the building eave height is 10 feet or less and the maximum height from the finished floor level to grade does not exceed 18 inches.
When a permit is required, it must be obtained before work begins. Only in emergency situations will work be allowed to start before obtaining a permit. These situations would include needs for emergency heat, hot water or replacement safety glass. Permits, notification and inspections must be obtained the next working day.
The Service Members’ Civil Relief Act exempts active duty military personnel from personal property tax in any state other than their legal state of residence. Therefore, vehicles titled in an active duty non-resident military person’s name(s) will be exempt as long as each owner furnishes a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) for the period of sites. To maintain exemption, active duty military personnel must provide to the Commissioner of the Revenue either a November, December or January LES annually.
All vehicles owned by military individuals who claim Virginia as their legal state of residence are subject to personal property tax until they are either disposed of or moved out of York County. In accordance with the Code of Virginia, Title 58.1, Section 3511, if the vehicle is moved out of state, a copy of the new state registration must be provided before pro-ration can be considered. Pro-ration will be based upon the registration date.
Once military personnel separate from active duty status or retire and stay in York County, each owner must provide a copy of their Form DD214. Vehicle(s) will be subject to a prorated tax based upon the separation date as indicated on the Form DD214.
Spouses of military service members may be eligible to be tax exempt on personal property registered in their names or titled jointly with their service member-spouse based on certain qualifying conditions provided in the federal "Military Spouses Residency Relief Act." To apply for exemption, contact our office at (757)890-3381 for information and application. Once qualified, you must provide certain documentation annually to maintain this exemption.
Benefits are available to qualifying disabled veterans. Learn more information on the
A developer will receive credits for existing landscaping located in the required front and side landscaped yards, and in transitional buffers; this may result in fewer new tree and shrub plantings than would have been required otherwise. If a developer is planting new trees and shrubs at a project site, trees and shrubs are assigned numeric credits based on the size. For specific requirements, see
The York County Zoning Ordinance was recently amended to allow for the keeping of chickens in residential areas. For regulations on keeping chickens in your backyard,
This verbiage must be entered in the Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles section of the Acord 25 form (or its equivalent) and the endorsement. The proper endorsement form is a requirement due to a 2012 change in State law that may be viewed on the State of Virginia website.
Advanced Life SupportLevel 1 - $550Advanced Life SupportLevel 2 - $800
Ground TransportationMileage - $10 (Note: per transport mile to a facility and/or other transport agency.)
These programs are typically coordinated between the school administrators and the Department of Fire and Life Safety. If you are uncertain if a program has been scheduled for your school or you represent a private school or daycare center in York County and would like to schedule a visit and/or educational program, please contact the Fire and Life Safety Educator at 757-890-3600 Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m.
You can mail, fax, or hand deliver the form to the Accounts Payable office. We are located in the Finance Building in historic Yorktown, directly beside the County courthouse. View and complete the Vendor Direct Deposit Authorization Form (PDF).
The County must report all payments made to 1099-vendors, to the Federal government (IRS), every year. We must also, by law, provide a copy of this 1099 statement to the actual vendor. If you need to include this 1099 statement in your tax reporting for the previous calendar year, you should take this document with you to your tax provider and they can properly advise you on the recording requirements.
Library cards are issued in person to any resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia who is at least 4 years old. Proof of identity, proof of current address and a completed application are required. Applications are available at the Circulation and Reference desk. Children between 4 and 16 years of age will need a parent's or guardian's permission.
On the library's website, click on "My Account" in the left-hand navigation to access the online library catalog. Enter the barcode from the back of your library card. You can view the items you have checked out and when they are due. Items that are not overdue or on hold may be renewed here. You can also reserve items and check on the status of items you have on hold. Items may also be renewed in person at the Library and by calling the Circulation Department at Tabb, 757-890-5130, or Yorktown, 757-890-5205.
Notary service is available free of charge at both libraries. Call Tabb Reference at 757-890-5120 or Yorktown Reference at 757-890-5207 before you come to the Library to determine if a notary is available. Note that acceptable proof of identity is required before a document can be notarized. Acceptable proof of identity is a United States passport, a certificate of United States citizenship, a certificate of naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport, an alien registration card with photograph, a state-issued driver's license, a state-issued identification card or a United States military card. All documents must be signed in the presence of the notary. If a document must be witnessed, you must provide your own witnesses.
The Tabb and Yorktown meeting rooms can be reserved online or by submitting a paper application in person or by fax. Read the guidelines for organizations and businesses to use the meeting room before submitting your application.
Both libraries have public computers with internet access and Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will need your library card to sign in. Wireless internet access is also available at both libraries.
All library job applications are processed online through the York County Human Resources Division. A list of library job openings, as well as other York County job openings, is available on the York County Human Resources web page.
Through a contractual agreement with the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), York County residents may utilize the services of both WRL branches: Williamsburg Library located at 515 Scotland Street and James City County Library located 7770 Croaker Road. For directions and hours of operation, visit the WRL website.
Printing is available from all of the library's public computers. Black and white printing is 15 cents per letter-sized page. Double-sided and color printing is not available. Printing can only be done on library-supplied paper.
The Library owns a professional disc cleaner which can repair most damage. When you return the item, please let the Circulation staff know about the problem. For multi-part items, note which disc has a problem.
Black and white photocopy machines are available at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. Copies are 15 cents per letter-sized page and 20 cents per legal-sized page at the Tabb Library. Copies are 15 cents per letter-sized page and 15 cents per legal-sized page at the Yorktown Library.
York County residents can check out a maximum of 50 items on one card at one time. Non-residents can check out a maximum of 30 items on one card at one time. DVDs, music CDs and Books on CD are each limited to 5 items per card.
A limited variety and quantity of federal tax forms are available at both libraries. Forms and instructions 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ are usually available. They arrive late January and are available until April 30. Patrons may call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 to have forms mailed to them. Current, prior and accessible forms, instructions and Publications are available on the IRS website. AARP Tax-Aide is not available at the Library.
The Library does not have Virginia tax forms. Virginia tax forms are available at the York County Commissioner of the Revenue's office located at 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd. in Yorktown. They are also available online at the Virginia Department of Taxation.
The Library does not send or receive faxes for patrons.
The Friends of the Library offer used books for sale at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. At the Tabb Library, the Friends book sale room is located on the right just past the entrance to the Children's Library. At the Yorktown Library, the Friends book sale shelf is located adjacent to the magazines. Pay for your items at the Circulation desk.
Yes, a wedding ceremony may be held on the Yorktown Beach, but a special event permit is required. There is a two (2) hour limit and the are may not be blocked from public use.
No, dogs are prohibited at the McReynolds Athletic Complex. Service animals are allowed as long as they are on a leash at all times and are well behaved.
The mountain bike trail is 6.5 miles long.
For event information, please visit the
Boys and girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible.
Boys and girls in 2nd grade through 12th grade are eligible to play.
It depends on where it is located. Roadside ditches are maintained by VDOT. If the ditch is not along the roadway, then the County would maintain it if it is in an easement dedicated to York County. Some easements are dedicated to Homeowners Associations (HOA's) and would be their responsibility to fix problems. It helps if the homeowners can keep their own ditches clean since County and VDOT staff is limited.
It is being done by source reduction drainage maintenance, biological control, and if needed, by ground and/or aerial applications as the mosquito situation dictates.
For more information,
Wear long, loose and light clothing along with using an approved mosquito repellent.
If uncontrolled they can be vectors of various diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria, Yellow and Dengue Fever in addition to dog heartworms.
Surveillance data, mosquito monitor trap reporting, and calls from specific locations or neighborhoods. Spraying is not automatic as it is based on the number of mosquitoes found and the bona fide threat.
To sign up for notifications or for more information,
The pesticides applied follow strictly the EPA's agency's labeling requirements and are applied only by applicators who have a state license that is VDACS certified.
No, as ground spraying kills only 15% and aerial spraying 90%.
Call our mosquito spray hotline at 890-3793 after 3 p.m. daily or check the front page of the website for spray information which is updated daily.
Sign up for notification
Tip and Toss standing water from yard containers at least once a week. As little as one inch of water in a can or dog dish can produce dozens of mosquitoes.
Yes, as there are approximately 43,000 acres of fresh water woodland and salt marsh breeding environments coupled with backyard water laden containers.
Find out how to secure your property through the
Virginia state statutes do not set a specific age after which a child legally can stay alone. Age alone is not a very good indicator of a child's maturity level. Some very mature 10 year olds may be ready for self care while some 15 year olds may not be ready due to emotional problems or behavioral difficulties. In determining whether a child is capable of being left alone and whether a parent is providing adequate supervision in latchkey situations, Child Protective Services (CPS) will assess several areas.
These areas include:
Child's level of maturity. CPS will want to assess whether the child is physically capable of taking care of himself, is mentally capable of recognizing and avoiding danger and making sound decisions; is emotionally ready to be alone; knows what to do and whom to call if an emergency arises; and has special physical, emotional, or behavioral problems that make it unwise to be left alone. Its important to note that a child who can take care of him/herself may not be ready to care for younger children.
Accessibility of those responsible for the child. CPS will want to determine the location and proximity of the parents, whether they can be reached by phone and can get home quickly if needed, and whether the child knows the parents location and how to reach them.
The situation. CPS will want to assess the time of day and length of time the children will be left alone; the safety of the home or neighborhood; whether the parents have arranged for nearby adults to be available in case a problem arises; and whether there is a family history of child abuse or neglect.
Some localities have ordinance concerning the age at which a child may be left without supervision.
The best definition of child Abuse and neglect can be found at the Child Welfare Gateway Web Site.
There will be times that contacting the non-custodial parent would not be in the best interest of the child or family and could be detrimental.Review more information about Child Protective Services.
The Eligibility Screening Tool can help you find out if you may be eligible to receive: - Child Care - Children’s Health Insurance - Energy Assistance and Pregnant Woman Medicaid - SNAP (Food Stamps) - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.
Eligibility for all of the Benefit Programs is based on gross income.
The current Real Estate Tax rate for 2017 is $.795 per $100 of assessed value.
The Personal Property Tax rate is set each year by the Board of Supervisors. The 2017 tax rate is $4.00 per $100.00 of assessed value.
For meeting information and times, visit the Board of Supervisors page.
Personal Property Tax Relief is at 55% for 2017.
The State Board of Elections has a helpful page on absentee voting, including information for overseas citizens and members of the uniformed services, on the Absentee voting page.
Our trash contractor observes the following holidays: New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Collections that fall on these holidays will be delayed by one day and each collection day that follows the holiday will be delayed by one day (for example, if the holiday is on a Tuesday, Tuesday's collections will be on Wednesday, Wednesday's will be on Thursday, etc.). All other holidays will have regular collection.