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|
Click here to see the 2014 COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR
The Town Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking here.
Town of Chincoteague Beach Access News, click here
PONY SWIM SHUTTLE INFORMATION: FREE shuttle service will run from various locations on the Island to Memorial Park for the Pony Swim on Wednesday, July 30th beginning at 6:00 a.m. After the swim, you can return to your original location or go to the Carnival and wait for the ponies to arrive. This service runs from Memorial Park for approximately 1 hour after the swim. Service will run from the Carnival for approximately 1 hour after the ponies arrive there. Please contact the Town Office at 336-6519, the Chincoteague Chamber at 336-6161 or the Carnival Information Stand for more information...HAPPY PONY PENNING!!!
USFWS releases the Draft CCP-EIS:
The USFWS has released the Draft CCP-EIS for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on May 15th. Visit the link below to learn more:
Visit the link below to view the document: http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147550165
Please check back over the next several weeks on the Town of Chincoteague website under the ‘Beach Access’ tab
at the top for more information.
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)
Island History Trolley Tour
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6/10/14 – 8/28/14
(There is no tour 07/31)
1st Tour = 2:45pm 2nd Tour = 3:45pm
Tickets go on sale at 2:15pm for both tours.
Ticket sales and departure for the tour is: The Chincoteague Center @ 6155 Community Drive
Ticket Prices: Children (12 and under) = $2 Adults = $4 (Infants on adult laps = Free)
Please get your tickets early as they are sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis and each tour
can only accommodate 28 people. The trolleys are air conditioned and ADA compliant.
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.
To review a copy of the Chincoteague Cemetery Preservation Plan,
See Beach Access Tab above for update on repairs to the Refuge and Seashore.
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