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Chincoteague, VA 23336

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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!

 News and Announcements


There will be milling and paving on Main Street in the Downtown area June 6th, 7th and 8th

There will be minor traffic delays during this time.



Beginning Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th, Main Street in the Downtown area from Jester Street to Mumford Street will be temporarily closed.  The temporary closure is so that crosswalk work can be completed as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any all inconvenience to our Downtown businesses, residents and patrons.  Please contact the Town Office at 336-3366 for further questions regarding the temporary closure.

Click here to view Detour Map.


May 21st through May 27th, 2016 is Safe Boating Week.  Click here to see the Proclamation.


RFP:  The Town of Chincoteague is soliciting Qualification Proposals from a group of organizations for implementing future steps in providing wastewater infrastructure on the Island.  Please click here for details.



Tours have been revised and updated:

Summer of 2016

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday June 7th through September 8th

First Tour @ 2:00 p.m.  Second Tour @ 3:15 p.m.

Tickets go on sale for both tours starting at 1:30 p.m. the day of the tour.  (Sorry, no sales before 1:30 p.m.)

Purchase your tickets early.  Tickets are sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Each tour accommodates a maximum of 28 riders.

Trolleys are air conditioned and A.D.A. compliant.

Ticket sales and Trolley Tour departure location:

The Community Center

6155 Community Drive

(off Deep Hole Road)

Ticket prices:

Adults = $4.00      Children 12 and under = $2.00

Infants on adult laps are free.  Come join us for an intriguing and informative hour. 

Chincoteague Island History Tours are narrated by local volunteer guides




Construction began February 29, 2016 on the final phase of the downtown streetscape construction.  Please expect temporary changes to traffic patterns and business access during construction.  All businesses will continue to have access during construction except during the time when concrete is being poured directly in front of the doorway. 

Sidewalk construction will take place on one side of the street and then the other.  There will be a short period between the time that demolition is complete and the concrete base for the pavers is poured when extra caution will be needed when walking downtown.  At some points traffic may be rerouted for a short period.  Please comply with all posted signs for traffic and parking.

Please contact Harvey Spurlock if you have questions.


2015 CCR: The Town of Chincoteague Water System performed routine monitoring of contaminants in your drinking water during the 2015 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 2015 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.




Annual Flood Protection Information now online:  Select 'Flood Maps' in the banner at the top of the page or click here.

See 'Flood Maps' tab above for public notice about new Floodplain Maps and Study that went into effective May 18, 2015.  Town Council adopted the amendments to the Town Zoning Ordinance, including the definition of building height, at their regular meeting held on May 4, 2015.
Are you concerned about Pine Bark Beetles? Click here to learn more.


The drone aircraft training is being conducted and required to follow the Wallops Flight Facility Accident Potential Zones (what they call the race track).  The overflights by training over the Island should be reported to Command.  Please contact the Fleet Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) at (855) 628-9247; the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Air Operations with this information.



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)



Emergency Call-Out System:

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Town of Chincoteague Email Broadcast System -  Enter your email address here.
 Emergency Supply Kit:  Click here

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