Amelia County Administration Office
16360 Dunn Street, Suite 101
Amelia Courthouse, VA 23002
Phone: (804) 561-3039
Fax: (804) 561-6039
Welcome to Amelia County, Virginia
“ A Proud History … and a Bright Future”
I am honored, as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, to welcome you to beautiful Amelia County, Virginia, one of the last great undiscovered treasures of the Commonwealth. Amelia, part of the historic Commonwealth or “Heartland” Region of Virginia has a long and storied history of agriculture, self reliance and deep rooted family values, which are venerated, fostered and flourish in our community to this day.
Situated a mere thirty-five miles from the historic state capital of Richmond, Amelia continues to be a rural haven within a quickly developing metropolitan area, and a community where agriculture and forestry remain important components of our economy. Breathtaking sunsets, rolling hills, awe-inspiring forests, rural farmlands, friendly and welcoming citizens, the charming village of Amelia Court House and the stately Appomattox River all can be found here.
Recreational opportunities abound in Amelia County, from the hunting and fishing that is so valued in this rural paradise, to go cart racing, paintball and a full service Recreation Department and Public Library. We also celebrate our County with May’s “Amelia Day Celebration” and in August/September with the “Amelia County Fair” which we are proud to say was recently honored as the best small County Fair in Virginia. Each of these festivities is family oriented, beloved by our people and continue to be highly anticipated annual events.
Amelia is also blessed with economic opportunities including low taxes, a new industrial Park on Us Route 360, close proximity to the Richmond Metropolitan Area population, has outstanding Schools and still maintains its pastoral charm. And perhaps of greater significance to our current and future residential and business communities alike, Amelia is growing, dedicated to the protection of our natural resources, the preservation of our rich history, a commitment to be an open and inclusive community with a clear focus on a sustainable and prosperous future.
As Chairman, I would encourage you to come and share our rural lifestyle, enjoy the amenities of our County and take advantage of the abundance of economic opportunities in one of the Commonwealth’s last undiscovered treasures.
If a visitor to our County, we want this site to help you find information quickly and easily, and if a resident of Amelia, we want to provide you a level of service that will increase your enjoyment and pride in living here in the bucolic splendor of a County with “A Proud Past … and a Bright Future!”
And finally, on behalf of the Amelia County Board of Supervisors, our County Administrator, A. Taylor Harvie, III, and our staff, may I take this opportunity to personally thank you for visiting our Webpage. We are proud of our County and look forward to sharing with you what our people have known for generations.
Amelia is a beautiful place to be.
Franklin D. Harris, Chairman
Amelia County Board of Supervisors
Your are currently at www.ameliacova.com
For additional information, please use our Phone Directory List or the Contact US sections at the top of the Amelia County Home Page or call the County Administration Office at: (804) 561-3039
Posted on: 04/15/2014 11:20 AM
2nd Public Hearing
Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA) Small Business/
Microenterprise Assistance Program Project
The County of Mecklenburg, on behalf of the Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA), will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Southside Planning District Commission’s Conference Room located at 200 S. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970 to solicit public input on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) proposed to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the VGA Small Business/Microenterprise Assistance Program Project. The VGA region includes the following localities: Counties of Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Greenville, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland and Amelia, and the City of Emporia. The project proposal will include the following activities:
· Small Business Web Portal
· Education and Technical Assistance
· Micro-Lending Loan Program
The draft CDBG proposal will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries, including the number of low-and moderate-income persons to benefit from the proposed project, and plans to minimize displacement. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the Mecklenburg County’s past use of CDBG funds. A fact sheet on the proposed project and the draft proposal is available at the Southside Planning District Commission office located at 200 S. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970 (434.447.7101). For additional information, contact Jeff Reed, VGA Executive Director at 434. 265.2382.
Comments and grievance can be submitted in writing or e-mail to the following person:
Mr. Jeff Reed, Executive Director
Virginia’s Growth Alliance
P. O. Box 596
200 Heartland Drive
Keysville, VA 23947
or TDD/Virginia Relay 7-1-1 until May 1, 2014
If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call the number listed above.
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING Posted on: 04/09/2014 08:56 AM
The Amelia County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shall conduct a joint public meeting beginning at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the General District Courtroom, 16441 Court Street, Amelia, Virginia, at which time the Board of Supervisors and VDOT will conduct a joint public hearing to consider VDOT’s Six Year Secondary Road Construction Plan for Amelia County for the periods 2014-2015 through 2019-2020, and to approve the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Budget for Secondary Road Construction.
Any person desiring to be heard should attend this meeting. Copies of the proposed plan and supporting documentation are available for review in the County Administrator’s Office, 16360 Dunn Street, Suite 101, Amelia, Virginia, between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Any person requiring physical or sensory assistance should contact the County Administrator’s Office at 804-561-3039 a minimum of three business days prior to this meeting.
Posted on: 03/28/2014 03:13 PM
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Amelia County Board of Supervisors shall conduct a public meeting beginning at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the General District Courtroom, 16441 Court Street, Amelia, Virginia, at which time the Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on a proposed County Stormwater Management Ordinance which shall establish that Amelia County will implement its own stormwater program based on the regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Persons desiring to speak should attend this meeting. Any person requiring physical or sensory assistance at the hearing should contact the County Administrator’s Office at 804-561-3039 a minimum of three business days before this meeting.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for review at the County Administrator’s Office, 16360 Dunn Street, Suite 101, Amelia, Virginia, between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.,
Board of Supervisor's Meetings
Meeting agendas can be viewed on the Board of Supervisor's web page.