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 a new COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR..
October 2013 Town Newsletter - Click Here to read a copy today!
The Chincoteague Police Department is now accepting applications for part-time dispatchers. The successful applicants will be required to work various shifts including weekends and holidays. Applications are available at:
The Chincoteague Police Department
6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague, VA 23336
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS - CONTRACT # 1-PIER-13
TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE - RECREATIONAL FISHING PIER
The Town of Chincoteague Inc. will receive sealed bids for the above referenced work until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This project includes all work necessary for the construction of an 8 foot wide by 154 foot long timber fishing pier on the existing concrete bridge fender located at the end of Bridge Street, Chincoteague Island, VA.. A Pre-bid conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Office located at 6150 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island VA 23336. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is encouraged, however, not mandatory.
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:Town Code:– Chapter 22, Environment, Article VI Grass, Weeds and Other Foreign Growth on Private Property. click here to review the Ordinance..
Emergency Supply Kit: Click here