Please see our Animal Control page for your preregistration information!  October 21, 2023!


The Virginia Board of Historic Resources will be considering a new historical highway marker for placement in Mathews County at its meeting on September 21, 2023. I’m writing just to make you aware of the project—no action is necessary on your part.

The applicant for the marker is the Mathews County NAACP, and the proposed location is 1549 Old Ferry Road, which will require the approval of VDOT. The text is:

Black Exodus from Gwynn’s Island.  
Please see full letter in LINK


Additional dates for Board of Equalization Hearing are as follows:

Wednesday, October 4 - 1:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 11 - 1:00- 5:00pm

Thursday, October 19 - 1:00 -5:00pm

Appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization you can email boardofequalization@mathewscountyva.gov or you can call  (804) 725-6395 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M Monday-Friday. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held at The Historic Courthouse. 

 The date(s) and time(s) are:

August 24, 2023, 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

September 7th, 2023, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Meeting will be rescheduled due to street closure for Market Days - Only 1 Appointment left

September 14th, 2023, 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. FULL

September 21st, 2023, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. – Only 2 Appointments left

September 28th, 2023, 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

By order of Mathews County Board of Equalization. 


Here are the links to the updated shellfish closures cond042-131 "Blackwater and Davis Creeks" and cond042-157 "North River". Both are found in either Mathews and /or Gloucester Counties and both are scheduled to go into effect on 15 August 2023.


The conditional management plan originally written in 2017 was revised this year but continues to support seasonal closures in portions of the North River and its tributaries in Growing Area # 042. The Conditionally Approved (Seasonally Condemned) areas will continue to be labeled in these shellfish closure documents as Sections S22 – S24, S161 and S204. The conditionally classified areas will remain in closed status from April 1 through October 31 corresponding to the warmer months when bacteria concentrations more frequently exceed the NSSP standard. 

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• Residential customers will see $14 in average monthly savings

• Residential rates now 20% below national average, 39% below regional average

• Company separately initiates biennial base rate review, seeking no increase to base rates

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