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Town of Chincoteague VA
Welcome to the Town of Chincoteague's official website. A complete guide to our beautiful land by the sea for residents and visitors alike.
Located in the far northeastern portion of Virginia's Eastern Shore lies a quaint paradise island so beautiful that it draws over one million visitors annually and has become the home of over 4,300 residents. The Town of Chincoteague is dedicated to providing its citizens and visitors with an island rich in beauty, values, and traditions. Please browse our site for a closer look - or better yet, come visit our island!
Click here to see the 2014 COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR
The Town Newsletter if available for viewing by clicking here.
Notice: 2014 Town of Chincoteague vehicle decals will be on sale in the Town Office beginning March 14, 2014 for $27.00 each. Vehicle registration cards must be presented AND Town taxes must be paid.
Boat ramp decals will also be on sale for $20.00 each. Boat trailer registration cards must be presented.
The Town also offers 1 week boat ramp passes for $5.00 each. One week passes may be purchased from the Municipal Complex.
The Town of Chincoteague has implemented DMV STOPS
for delinquent taxes. Delinquent taxpayers will NOT
be able to renew licenses through DMV until their Town
taxes are paid in full PLUS a $20 DMV charge and a
$25 Town collection charge.
NEW SCOOTER LAWS AS OF JULY 1
The Chincoteague Police Department would like to remind everyone that new scooter laws take effect July 1, 2013. Helmets are now required. These helmets are marked with a DOT sticker and are classified as motorcycle helmets. Riders must also wear a face shield, safety goggles, or safety glasses while riding a scooter. Listed is an excerpt of the new laws:
§ 46.2-914. Limitations on operation of mopeds.
B. No moped shall be driven on any highway by any person under the age of 16, and every person driving a moped shall carry with him a government-issued form of photo identification that includes his name, address, and date of birth.
§ 46.2-915.2. Safety equipment for mopeds; effect of violation; penalty.
Every person operating a moped, as defined in § 46.2-100, on a public street or highway shall wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles of a type approved by the Superintendent or have his moped equipped with safety glass or a windshield at all times while operating such vehicle, and operators and passengers thereon, if any, shall wear protective helmets of a type approved by the Superintendent. A violation of any such ordinance this section shall not constitute negligence, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature, be admissible in evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation, ownership, or maintenance of a moped or motor vehicle, nor shall anything in this section change any existing law, rule, or procedure pertaining to any such civil action. Any person who knowingly violates this section shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and be subject to a fine of not more than fifty dollars.
To review a copy of the Chincoteague Cemetery Preservation Plan, click here.
Your 2012 annual water quality report is now available!
The Town of Chincoteague Water System performed routine monitoring of contaminants in your drinking water during the 2012 calendar year. Test results indicate all these contaminants were below allowable levels and no health based violations were reported. You are strongly urged to CLICK HERE to view your 2012 Annual Water Quality Report and learn more about Chincoteague’s drinking water. This Water Quality Report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. For a translation of the Water Quality Report or to speak with someone about the report please call (757) 336-3366. If you would like a printed copy of the 2012 Annual Water Quality Report mailed to your home, please call (757) 336-3366.
See Beach Access Tab above for update on repairs to the Refuge and Seashore.
US Fish and Wildlife Service update here.
National Park Service update here.
Wastewater Advisory Committee The Town of Chincoteague Wastewater Advisory Committee has prepared an updated newsletter to the community. Click here to learn more, or stop by the Town Office to pick up a copy.
Public Notice -
The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Chincoteague approved the following new Town Code section on October 1, 2012:
– Chapter 22, Environment, Article VI Grass, Weeds and Other Foreign Growth on Private Property. click here to review the Ordinance..
Anchor Fuel Oil and Propane Tanks By November 5, 2012 - For more information click here.
Reverse 911 - Click on the following link to register: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/69D8A1E02937 .
Town of Chincoteague Email Broadcast System - Click here and enter your email address.
Emergency Supply Kit: Click here