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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


Hurricane Jose is currently bringing minor impacts to Chincoteague and will continue to do so through tonight.

 The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor local weather conditions and forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service.

 Winds are forecast at 20-30mph from the NNE shifting to the NW with gusts to 40mph at times through tonight. Rainfall is still forecast to be less than 1 inch for the area.

Tidal flooding is still considered the primary impact. Nuisance flooding was seen this morning with minor to moderate tidal flooding expected this evening around the time of high tide in the Chincoteague area.

Curtis Merritt Harbor high is at:  8:17 this evening

Lewis Creek high is at: 9:03 this evening (Causeway Region)

Oyster Bay high is at: 9:30 this evening

Residents and visitors should expect flooding of low lying areas along the waterfront and also with roads near the waterfront.

We ask that you not travel this evening if you do not have to.

Do not attempt to drive through standing water.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will continue to monitor the Chincoteague causeway and notify the Town approximately one hour prior to any closings, should they be necessary. The Town will notify citizens by our reverse 911 system and other media outlets.

Please monitor the local media outlets,, and like us on Facebook for updated information.


Authority- Town of Chincoteague Emergency Management


Council Calendar: September 2017


Planning Commission Public Hearing:

Proposed Zoning Changes 09/12/17 - Click here to view the proposed changes.




VDOT will be testing the emergency drive operations on the Chincoteague Drawbridge lift system.  Testing will be: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  During testing the bridge will have extended lifts of 15-25 minutes with 2 emergency lifts they plan to test.  During the extended lifts the bridge will not be available for vehicle or pedestrian use.  Once testing of the emergency drive operations are completed, they will lift the bridge under normal drive operations to insure the main components are operational prior to ending testing.  VDOT will also deploy electronic message signs along Route 175 to advise the traveling public as well.

If you have questions please contact VDOT at (757) 787-5858.



Town of Chincoteague, Inc.

Road Surface Paving

Sidewalk Replacement

Contract # 2-PAV-17

The Town of Chincoteague Inc. will receive sealed bids for the above referenced work until 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2017 at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This project includes surface paving and sidewalk replacement operations for the Town of Chincoteague Island, VA.

To receive bid packages, prospective bidders should contact the Town of Chincoteague, 6150 Community Drive, Chincoteague VA 23336, (757) 336-3366.

Maddox Boulevard Multi-Modal Transportation Enhancement

Project Stakeholder's Meeting:

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service awarded the Town a $1.5 million grant to be used for the improvement of sidewalks and bike/pedestrian trails that connect the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR) with the historic downtown section of Town.  Anticipated improvements will provide safer bicycle and pedestrian access to a large number of refuge visitors while reducing vehicular traffic in and around the Town of Chincoteague.  The bulk of the improvements will occur in the Main Street/ Maddox Boulevard corridor.

Public input is a critical element of successful project design. To ensure we capture this input, a public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Please plan to attend and share your ideas. Clark Nexsen, the project engineering firm, will be in attendance to receive your input.

2016 Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR)

The Town of Chincoteague Water System performed routine monitoring of contaminants in your drinking water during the 2016 calendar year.  Test results indicate all these contaminants were below allowable levels and no violations were reported.  You are strongly urged to visit: 

Click here to view your 2016 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.

Special Announcement

The Town of Chincoteague is proud to announce that you can watch Town meetings live.  Just click on the "Watch Town Meetings Live" button at the top right corner of this page.

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Zika Virus Information

The Virginia Department of Health has issued information and facts regarding the Zika Virus. Go to:  to view this important information.

Eastern Shore State Vehicle Inspection Stations

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Annual Flood Protection Information

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.

Important Announcement

The Town of Chincoteague has implemented PLUS a $25 DMV charge and a $25 Town collection charge. (Effective 03/19/14)

Click here for information regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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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