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Northumberland County officials continue to monitor local conditions as a result of COVID-19. Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all county offices will be closed to the public. If you need assistance, please contact the office by phone and we will do everything that we can to assist your needs while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for your consideration at this time.

County Administrator's Office - (804) 580-7666
Building/Zoning/Planning Office - (804) 580-8910

Treasurer's Office - (804) 580-5201
DMV Select Office- (804) 580-5201

Commissioner of the Revenue's Office - (804) 580-4600
Real-Estate - (804) 580-7612
Voter Registrar's Office - (804) 580-4655
Northumberland Extension - (804) 580-5694
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    Courts are under different operational guidelines, please contact them at:

    Clerk of the Circuit Court Office - (804) 580-3700
    Commonwealth Attorney's Office - (804) 580-4471
    General District Court Office - (804) 580-4740
    Juvenile/Domestic Courts Office - (804) 580-6635


  • Northumberland County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.

In 1648, this  “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The first white settler to make a permanent home in the county was Col. John Mottrom, sometime between 1635-1640.

In 1648 Northumberland County, Virginia, was officially formed by an act passed by the Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia. It was later divided into three additional counties: Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland. Northumberland County has an area of approximately 222 square miles and a population of 12,400 people.

For hundreds of years, Northumberland remained a county largely isolated from the rest of the state due to the lack of a road network. But in 1926, with the bridge crossing from Essex County to the Northern Neck, with access to the west, growth began in the area.

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      • 2020 NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19

        • For more information regarding this appeal process, you may contact the Board of Equalization office at 804-453-0712. 

        Please call us to report damages to County Street Signs at 804-580-7666

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