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 the 2014 COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR
Notice: 2014 Town of Chincoteague vehicle decals will be on sale in the Town Office beginning March 14, 2014 for $27.00 each. Vehicle registration cards must be presented AND Town taxes must be paid.
Boat ramp decals will also be on sale for $20.00 each. Boat trailer registration cards must be presented.
The Town also offers 1 week boat ramp passes for $5.00 each. One week passes may be purchased from the Municipal Complex.
PLEASE VOTE: Coastal Living has named the Town of Chincoteague one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” of 2014. Please take a moment and click on the link below so you can vote on our ranking of the Top Ten Towns through March 31st.
Emergency Medical Services Provider Part-Time
The Town of Chincoteague, VA is recruiting for two ALS providers, to provide part-time emergency medical care from first aid to advanced life support, drives equipment, administers medications, prepares and maintains written reports. Candidates should have good communicative skills, high school diploma, and minimum VA certification of: EMT-Intermediate - $13.50 Hr EMT-Paramedic - $15.00 Hr
TEMS sanctioned (for ALS), driver’s license and EVOC. Send resume, application, driving transcript, and references, by March 7th to: EMS Supervisor, Town of Chincoteague, 6150 Community Dr, Chincoteague, VA 23336. Applications can be obtained at the Town Office or at www.chincoteague-va.gov.
Director of Transportation
Variable Hour Position
Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include, but are not limited to, the management of daily operations for a 4 vehicle fleet operating from May – October including record keeping, grant applications, accounting, reimbursements, supervision and scheduling of drivers/dispatchers, budget development/implementation including capital improvement projects, and preparing work orders for trolley maintenance and repairs.
Candidate must be computer proficient and have demonstrated communication, supervisory and procurement skills. Salary is dependent on qualifications. For a complete job description, please call: 757-336-6519. Send confidential letter of application, resume and references to:
Town of Chincoteague, Inc.
6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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