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Mon.-Fri. 8AM - 5PM
6150 Community Dr
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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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


Automatic Fire Alarm Users:

The Town Council of the Town of Chincoteague at the request of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company has researched false alarm policies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to better protect the first responders and the public.

With this said, the Town Council adopted the following Ordinance which goes into effect September 1, 2015; Chapter 26 of the Town Code was amended to show the addition of Article III. - False Alarms with Sections 20-40 through 20-48.  

Click here to view the Ordinance.


ATTENTION: Chincoteage Draw Bridge Delays

VDOT will be conducting an emergency exercise with the Chincoteague Draw Bridge Tuesday, September 22nd from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.  The exercise will test the capabilities to operate should the motor(s) fail.  Traffic will be interrupted for a maximum of 28 minutes each time they test (test both sides). Please plan accordingly.



§ 46.2-1156.1. Transportation of persons less than sixteen years old in pickup truck beds prohibited; exception.

No person under sixteen years of age shall be transported in the rear cargo area of any pickup truck on the highways of Virginia. The provisions of this section shall not apply to transportation of persons in the bed of any pickup truck being operated (i) as part of an organized parade authorized by the Department of Transportation or the locality in which the parade is being conducted or (ii) on or across a highway from one field or parcel of land to another field or parcel of land in connection with farming operations.

Sec. 38-151. Curfew-minors.

(a) 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, except as specifically excepted hereunder.




The Town Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking here.


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.
Your 2014 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.   
click here to view your 2014 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.


Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has released a video designed to raise awareness of the public health threat posed by mosquitoes in the United States. The video encourages viewers to support their community's mosquito control program.



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)


To review a copy of the Chincoteague Cemetery Preservation Plan, click here


Beach News

See Beach Access Tab above for update on the Wildlife Refuge CCP.


Wastewater Advisory Committee  The Town of Chincoteague Wastewater Advisory Committee has prepared an newsletter to the community.  Click here to learn more, or stop by the Town Office to pick up a copy.

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

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