Growth Plan

The Community Development Team presented the Board of Supervisors with a proposed growth plan for the Newport Development Service District at its September 19th Board Retreat and its regular meeting on October 16, 2014. Details of the proposed plan can be found by viewing the presentation link below. The Board of Supervisors has adopted a motion directing staff to move forward with public meetings and submission to the Isle of Wight Planning Commission for its consideration. More information about the public meeting dates and locations is forthcoming.

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TAX NOTICE to Residents

County of Isle of Wight 1st half 2014-2015 Real Estate and 2014 Personal Property tax bills due December 5, 2014 have been mailed. If you own Real Estate and/or Personal Property and did not receive a tax bill, please contact our office immediately to determine if you owe any tax. State law requires that Real Estate and Personal Property taxes not paid by December 5, 2014 will incur penalty and interest. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve penalty and interest. A postmark of December 5th is required to avoid penalty and interest.  Click here for more info.

County Profile and Statistical Digest

The County has prepared the FY 2014-2015 County Profile and Statistical Digest to provide citizens, businesses, county officials, and other interested stakeholders with a snapshot of Isle of Wight County including key indicators regarding County Government and Tax Rates, Community Demographics, the Local Economy, Public Safety, Health & Welfare, and Parks and Recreation. Learn More

OPEN BURNING Regulations

Effective October 1, 2014 and ending February 14 2015, open burning is permitted within the county as long as other provisions of the County Code are followed. The following guidelines are recommended for safety and fire prevention:

  • Debris is to be far enough away from streets, roads, or highways so that smoke will not impede drivers’ vision.
  • The burn area is to be no larger than five (5) feet in diameter.
  • A water source/equipment to place dirt on the fire must be present.
  • Fire must be attended at all times.

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