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Northampton County Offices will be closed on:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 For Election Day  

The Landfill and Waste Collection Centers will be open for normal business operations


PUBLIC NOTICE

Effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Northampton County Administration Building is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

State and Federal recommendations for social distancing and use of face coverings will be followed while conducting business in the building. Citizens are encouraged to continue to conduct their business by phone, email or other on-line options whenever possible.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 VISIT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE. 

Read the Northampton County Emergency Declaration


About
Our County

Northampton County is the southern 35 miles of a 70 mile long stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula known as Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The Shore" as it is affectionately named, is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay or what is known locally as Bayside and Seaside. The Seaside, in particular, contains the largest island wilderness chain on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

The Shore is a place that has somehow managed to remain relatively unchanged through the times. Its pristine condition is mainly a result of the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the County's isolation to large East Coast metropolises. Generations of families have created a rich tradition of living off the land through farming and fishing.

Northampton County contains numerous natural and cultural sites, including two large public parks, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Kiptopeke State Park, located at the southern end of the county. Historic townships contain buildings that speak to over 350 years of architectural design in the United States.

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