FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BY: E. Luttrell Tadlock, County Administrator
Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, Northumberland County will re-open several of its departments to the public by appointment only, including the Office of Building & Zoning, Treasurer and DMV Select office, Commissioner of the Revenue and Real Estate Office, and the County Administrator’s Office. These departments are located at 72 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473. As a preventative safety measure, we will only allow a limited number of individuals in at one time by appointment. Citizens are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the building. Once you arrive at the old courthouse for your appointment, please call the office for which you have an appointment and an employee will meet you at the main front entrance door. We ask that any business that can be conducted by phone or email by the departments be continued as to limit the number of individuals in the courthouse. Drop boxes are also available for anyone wishing to drop documents off to either of these offices. Please contact the offices at:
County Administrator's Office - (804) 580-7666
Treasurer’s Office- (804) 580-5201
DMV Select Office- (804) 580-5201
Commissioner of the Revenue- (804) 580-4600
Real Estate Office- (804) 580-7612
The Voter Registrar’s Office located at 45 Back St, Heathsville, VA 22473 will also be following the same guidelines as stated above:
Voter Registrar’s Office- (804)580-4655
More information will be forthcoming regarding opening of County Offices.
Please contact the offices in the New Courts Building directly for their offices below:
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.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting for 8/4 has been cancelled. Next meeting on 9/1
Please call us to report damages to County Street Signs at 804-580-7666