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!
The Town of Chincoteague offers its support to NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation and the MARS team following the unsuccessful Antares rocket launch on October 28th. This incident was a loss to our entire community and we hope for successful recovery efforts in the upcoming months. Given the potentially dangerous situation, we appreciate NASA’s safety precautions for our citizens and visitors that resulted in no reported injury or damage on Chincoteague Island. We are encouraged that NASA is committed to fixing the problem and Orbital Sciences Corporation will fly again – we stand with you in this effort.
(Should you happen to find debris from the rocket in your yard please contact NASA Public Incident Response Line at 824-1295. DO NOT touch or handle any debris!)
Click here to see the 2014 COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR
Effective Friday, November 7th the Chincoteague Convenience Center will be closed for approximately one week. There are containers in the back parking lot of the Community Center.
The Town Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking here.
Annual Flood Protection Information now online
Select 'Flood Maps' in the banner at the top of the page or click here
Are you concerned about Pine Bark Beetles? Click here to learn more.
Your 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is now available!
The Town of Chincoteague Water System performed routinemonitoring of contaminants in your drinking water during the 2013 calendar year. Test results indicate all these contaminants were below allowable levels and no violations were reported. You are strongly urged to visit:
to view your 2013 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.
To speak with someone about the report or request a printed copy be mailed to your home please call (757) 336-3366.
CHINCOTEAGUE POLICE DEPARTMENT
TIP OF THE WEEK: “CURFEW”
Chapter 38, Article IV of the Town Code.
“It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 to be present on any street, road, alley, avenue, park or other public place or in any vehicle operating or parked thereon in the Town between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor. ..” and “…Penalty for Violation: Unless otherwise specifically provided, a violation of any provision of this Section shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.”
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. (Effective 03/19/14)
The Chincoteague Police Department is conducting a "Citizens' Survey".
Please click on the link below to complete the survey. Your responses will be kept anonymous if you wish.
4th Annual Mayor's Ball
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
To review a copy of the Chincoteague Cemetery Preservation Plan, click here.
The Museum of Chincoteague Island is seeking community involvement. Click here for more information.
See Beach Access Tab above for update on the Wildlife Refuge CCP.
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.