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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Goochland Notifying Citizens of Boundary Line Adjustments to District 4 Voting Precincts

Goochland County - Notifying Citizens of Boundary LIne Adjustment

Goochland County has begun the process to notify approximately 843 voters affected by a recent boundary line adjustment in District 4 between the Centerville precinct (402) and the Shallow Well precinct (401).

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors, following a public hearing on January 2nd, 2019, adjusted the Centerville (402) and Shallow Well (401) election precinct boundary line.  The boundary line now aligns with Manakin Road.  Previous...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Adopted by the Goochland County Board of Supervisors

Goochland County - FY 2020 Budget Adopted by the Goochland County Board of Supervisors

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 the Goochland County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget, which begins on July 1, 2019.

The adopted FY 2020 County Budget at $87.5 million advances county priorities, maintains the real estate tax at $0.53 per $100 assessed value for Calendar Year 2019, and includes several tax reductions and fee-related initiatives.

The adopted FY 2020 Budge...

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Posted on: April 20, 2019

National Prescription Drug 'Take Back Day' being held on April 27th - 10AM to 2PM

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On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse & theft during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

This is the 17th opportunity in 9 years for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Goochland County, the Goochland County Sheriff's Office, an...

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DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day... Administration
Posted on: April 20, 2019

VDOT Highway Alerts for the week of April 19 - 26, 2019

VDOT Highway Alert

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Richmond District has released its forecast of road construction/closures that could cause delays from April 19 - 26, 2019.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will lift most lane closures on interstates and major roads from noon Friday, April 19 through noon Tuesday, April 23 to limit congestion and provide as many travel lanes as possible for holiday travelers.


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VDOT Highway Alerts - April 19 - 26, 2019... Administration
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Goochland County Fire-Rescue’s Annual Testing of Dry Hydrants Begins April 8th

Goochland County Fire-Rescue Annual Testing of Dry Hydrants Begins April 8th

Goochland Fire-Rescue’s annual testing and preventative maintenance program for our dry hydrants will begin April 8th, 2019.

Goochland County has opted to use a new vendor this year, who will perform all the normal preventative maintenance, plus will send a diver into the water to inspect the piping and strainer. “Cannon’s Service LLC”, owned and o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Goochland County Needs Election Officers

Goochland County - Election Officers

Interested in serving your community? Goochland County is in need of Officers of Election.

There is a Primary Election scheduled to be held June 11, 2019 and a General Election on November 5, 2019.

Officers of Election are the individuals responsible for managing the polling place on election day. Their duties include setting up the equipment an...

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Registrar's Website... Administration
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Goochland County Fire-Rescue Announces the Addition of Ambulance 606 to the County’s Fleet

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Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services is excited to announce the latest addition to our fleet, Ambulance 606, which is a new 2019 Ford F550 4X4 Horton Type 1 Ambulance.

The recently delivered unit is a state of the art emergency vehicle featuring the most up to date safety features in the patient care area including Horton Occupant Protection System supplemental restraint airbags, rounded edge and corner padded protectio...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Goochland County Administrator Presents Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

FY2020 County Administrators Proposed Budget - Cover

Goochland County Administrator John A. Budesky has proposed a $87.5 million County Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 19th.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget would begin on July 1.  The County General Fund budget at $56.2 million represents a $3.1 million or 5.8% increase from the current year.

Priorities for the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget include enhancing high qualit...

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County Administrator's Proposed FY 2020 Budget Administration
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Virginia Department of Forestry - 4:00 P.M. Burning Law In Effect Through April 30th

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The Virginia Department of Forestry 4 p.m. Burn Law is in effect from February 15th through April 30th.

The 4:00 PM Burning Law specifies:

  • No burning until AFTER 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
  • Fire shall not be left unatt...
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VA Department of Forestry - Outdoor Fire Laws Administration
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Get Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Benefits through Medicaid Expansion

Goochland County - WIC Benefits through Medicaid Expansion

Virginia recently expanded its government health insurance coverage. Last year’s General Assembly voted to add up to 400,000 individuals to Medicaid.

Millions of Americans already receive health coverage through Medicaid, including pregnant women, children, seniors, and individuals with low income or a disability.  With this decision for Medicaid expansion, more Virginians became eligible for ...

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Goochland Health Department Administration
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Goochland County Becomes the Smallest County in the Nation to Achieve a Aaa Rating from Moody’s

Goochland County Becomes the Smallest County in the Nation to Achieve a Aaa Rating from Moodys

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) assigned its highest credit rating to Goochland County.

receiving the Aaa rating in its first-ever attempt, Goochland also becomes thesmallest county in the United States to be rated Aaa by Moody’s, as currently
no other county with a population under 75,000 is designated Aaa.  By com...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Zoning Ordinance Update

Goochland County is in the process of updating the Zoning Ordinance to streamline, update, and ensure the ordinance aligns with the County's Comprehensive Plan.  Go to the Zoning Ordinance Updates page on the County website for the Community Meet...

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Zoning Ordinance Update Page Community Development
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Shrink-Swell Soil Report Requirement for Building Permit Submittal - Effective : June 3, 2019

Effective June 3, 2019 - A shrink-swell soil report will be required at permit submittal for the following types of permits:

  • All new single-family dwellings, duplexes and townhomes
  • Residential attached structures (including but not limited to additions, scr...
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