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Q.  Am I required to have my septic tank pumped-out or inspected every 5 years if I live within the within Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area?

A.  Yes, the State requires that Isle of Wight County track and enforce the pump-out or inspection of septic tanks every five years within Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.

Grant Assistance: 

Grant assistance is available on a first-come, first serve basis, with up to $350 provided towards pumping-out your septic tank. This year’s per household income limits for qualified households are: $47,350 for 1-person, $54,100 for 2-persons, $60,850 for 3-persons, and $67,600 for four persons. Please don’t wait; give us a call and see if you qualify to receive assistance now to comply with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance.  Contact Department of Community Development for more information on the application process at 757-357-9114 or

COVID-19 Update - County Masking Policy

Isle of Wight County now requires all staff and visitors to wear a facial mask while inside county governmental buildings.  This applies to all indoor common areas, customer interactions, and situations when appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained.

Riverside Health System Announces...

Riverside Health System has proposed to build a new hospital in the Benns Church area of Isle of Wight County and has filed an application with the Virginia Department of Health for a Certificate of Public Need (COPN).  Riverside Smithfield Hospital will provide local residents with greater, more convenient access to high-quality, affordable medical care. It also will support employment of hundreds of professional and support staff.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.