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Tax Bill Notice
Isle of Wight County Treasurer’s office mailed Personal Property and Real Estate Tax bills on October 13, 2023. These bills are due to be paid by December 5, 2023. Please check your statements thoroughly upon receiving them. If you have not received your bill, contact our office at 757-365-6228. Due to various factors, the United States Postal Service has been experiencing delays, so it's better to be aware of the bill's amount.

You can check the amount of your bill by using our Citizen Self-Service at or by contacting our office directly. Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of additional charges that will accrue if not paid by the due date.

The Treasurer's Office is located at 17090 Monument Circle, Windsor, VA 23487. A drop box for 24-hour payment service is available at this location. Staff will be available to answer questions or receive payments during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Dahlis M. Atkins
Interim Treasurer


NEWPORT NEWS/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY – The contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) James River Bridge Wire Ropes Replacement Project has announced their approved schedule to implement two extended roadway and maritime closures in January and February 2024 at the Route 17 James River Bridge between Newport News and Isle of Wight. As part of the project to replace the bridge’s 80 counterweight wire ropes that are necessary to lift the bridge span for marine traffic, the contractor must implement two separate, 100-hour full operational closures at the bridge for maritime traffic that require bridge openings and all vehicular traffic.

Scheduled Closure Dates:

The primary dates for the full roadway closures and restriction of all bridge lifts at the JRB are scheduled for:

  • 1 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16
  • 1 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6

Backup Closure Dates:

If unable to implement the closures during the scheduled dates above, VDOT will provide advance notice to the public should the contractor need to utilize the following approved backup dates instead:

  • 1 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • 1 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 through 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12

During the full closures, all traffic will be detoured to the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as one of the primary alternate travel routes. Additional alternate routes include the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry and Route 460. 

For maritime travel during the closures, marine vessels that do not require a bridge opening can continue to use the navigational channel under the bridge throughout the project’s duration. However, during these timeframes, no bridge openings can be performed for marine vessels that require a bridge lift. Maritime travel impacts may extend up to an additional 24 hours to ensure the bridge span is aligned and operating properly after a series of test lifts; however, VDOT will provide updates should this extension occur. 


Sign Up for Updates:

For those interested in closure updates related to marine-specific traffic, subscribe to receive updates via text message by texting the message “MARITIME” to 833-748-0519.

Additionally, the public can also subscribe to receive project and roadway traffic updates via email and by text message by signing up on the VDOT project website or by sending the text “MOTORIST” to 833-748-0519.

During the closures, motorists are encouraged to limit or plan their travel before heading out with VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Download the 511 Virginia smartphone app or the 511-integrated Waze app
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or
  • Dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.

About the Project:

PCL Construction was awarded the $3.49 million construction contract in August 2023. Crews began preliminary work in November 2023 to expedite the onsite work ahead of the upcoming replacement of the counterweight wire ropes. The JRB Wire Rope Replacement Project is necessary to extend the operational life of the JRB and keep the bridge in good operating condition, while also reducing unscheduled repairs, improving safety and increasing the bridge’s performance reliability.

For more information on the project, visit the VDOT website at

VDOT will being construction to replace the bridge over Pope Swamp (Rte. 644 Fire Tower Road) on or about 10/30/23

VDOT will being construction to replace the bridge over Pope Swamp (Rte. 644 Fire Tower Road) on or about 10/30/23. Please see the detour map provided for when the roadwork begins and the road is closed.

We will continue to update information as it is received from VDOT.

Detour Map


Beginning 9/25/23, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are implementing continuous, single-lane closures in both directions of Courthouse Highway (Route 258). Two-way traffic will be maintained under the direction of flaggers on site.  

The work on Courthouse Highway (Route 258), which includes both day- and nighttime operations, will take place in sections beginning at the intersection of Courthouse Highway and Foursquare Road/Scotts Factory Road (Route 620) and headed south toward Windsor. Delays are possible, particularly during peak travel times. 

Crews will also be performing milling and paving work simultaneously on the following segments: 

  • Courthouse Highway (Route 258) from Foursquare Road/Scotts Factory Road (Route 620) to Poor House Road (Route 692) and from Redhouse Road (Route 644) to West Windsor Boulevard (Route 460)  
  • Benns Church Road (Route 258/10) at its intersection with Brewers Neck Boulevard (Route 258/32) 
  • Foursquare Road (Route 620) from Courthouse Highway (Route 258) to Magnet Road (Route 680) 
  • Sugar Hill Road (Route 661) from Carrolton Boulevard (Route 17) to Founders Pointe Trail  
  • Smiths Neck Road (Route 669) from Reynolds Drive (Route 665) to Titus Creek Drive (Route 668) 

As part of the paving operations listed above, motorists should expect single-lane closures with flagging operations. This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change. Access to private properties will be maintained at all times. The paving work is anticipated to be completed this fall. 

Motorists should consider alternate routes during the closures and are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools: 

  • Download the 511Virgina app. 
  • Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone. 
Map showing locations of single-lane closures along Courthouse Highway (Route 258) and additional roads in Isle of Wight County for paving work.

Caption: Map showing locations of single-lane closures along Courthouse Highway (Route 258) and additional roads in Isle of Wight County for paving work.

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Signed detours will be in place starting as early as July 24 

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY – A portion of Route 692 (Uzzell Church Road) in Isle of Wight County is scheduled to close as early as July 24 to replace the bridge over Champion Swamp. The project will include demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new two-lane, single-span, multi-beam girder bridge. The work is estimated to be completed in summer 2024.  

Route 692 (Uzzell Church Road) will be closed to through traffic between Route 652 (Bob White Road) and Route 654 (Carroll Bridge Road), with signed detours in place. Access to all existing private property and businesses along Route 692 will be maintained at all times.  

Detours will direct motorists:  

Traveling from Route 654 (Carroll Bridge Road) to Route 652 (Bob White Road) to turn: 

  • Left onto Route 620 (Scotts Factory Road)  
  • Left onto Route 258 (Courthouse Highway) 
  • Left onto Route 652 (Bob White Road) 

From Route 652 (Bob White Road) to Route 654 (Carroll Bridge Road), to turn: 

  • Right onto Route 258 (Courthouse Highway) 
  • Right onto Rout 620 (Scotts Factory Road) 
  • Right onto Route 654 (Carroll Bridge Road) 

VDOT awarded the $1.94 million project contract to Bryant Structures, Inc. in May 2023. The bridge replacement project is anticipated to be complete in summer 2024. Construction work and schedules are dependent upon weather conditions and subject to change.

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools: 

Map of detour route for Route 692 during bridge reconstruction.



2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan

The HRTPO needs your input to help identify transportation needs and issues in the region.  The Hampton Roads 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Candidate Project Portal is an opportunity for the public to submit candidate projects to be considered for the 2050 LRTP.

Please visit to submit Candidate Projects.

For more information about the Hampton Roads 2050 LRTP, please visit



NEW WATER RATE (effective 7/1/23)

The rate for water will increase to $12.35/1000 gallons effective 7/1/23.  For a more complete list of all water rates, click here.  If you have questions, please contact our Business Office at (757) 365-6319.

First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program (FTHB)

This is an announcement for the Make Isle of Wight HOME Program.  The funding for the HOME Down Payment and Closing Cost (DPCC) program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered in partnership through Isle of Wight County.  This program is designed to expand homeownership and housing affordability to families who are in the low to moderate income range.  For those reasons, the Make Isle of Wight HOME Program provides closing cost and/or down payment assistance to qualified first-time homebuyers who desire to purchase a new or existing home in Isle of Wight County. 

For more information, please visit the link below:

Changes to the Isle Pre-Pay Program Effective January 2023

Effective January 2023, Isle of Wight County will make some minor changes to the Isle Pre-Pay program.  The Treasurer’s Office will no longer mail pre-pay coupon books to citizens for payment of real estate and personal property taxes. Although coupon books will not be available, citizens are still urged to participate in the pre-pay program by submitting monthly, weekly, or biweekly payments in order to lessen the burden of paying taxes all at one time. 
Payments can be made via cash (in-person), check, money order, credit cards and ACH. Payments are made by check or money order should include the customer number.

Citizens may mail their prepayments to:

           Treasurer, Isle of Wight County
            P.O. Box 79
            Isle of Wight, VA 23397
For more information about the pre-pay program, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 757-365-6228.