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Businesses should attach a detailed list of their property to include the following to their BPP return:• Their current federal depreciation schedule, or• An itemized list of all property owned or leased by your business.
Those who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should pre-register online. The Health Department phone lines are overwhelmed, so please do not call or email once you have submitted your information. You will be contacted when a vaccine appointment is available for you.
Our region, along with the majority of the State of Virginia, is currently under Phase 1-B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This means that only the following groups, which comprise about 50% of the population of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District, are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time:
The Health Department is working as quickly as possible to secure doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to area residents. Those who pre-register are being prioritized based on factors like age, occupation, and health conditions, and some door-to-door outreach is also being done to identify the most vulnerable communities, particularly those without internet access. Please remain patient and wait until the Health Department contacts you.
Once you have pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine through either the locally developed portal, the Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts signup portal, OR the centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration you can sit back and wait for the Health Department to contact you. You can also check the status of your pre-registration to ensure that the Health Department has your information.
It may be tempting to call or email repeatedly, but all communication channels are experiencing a significant backlog, so please just patient and wait for the Health Department to contact you.
If you’ve already signed up to receive a vaccine through the locally created portal, you do not need to sign up again in the centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration. CVS recently announced a vaccine distribution process, so you can sign up at CVS and with the Health Department and simply move forward with whichever has a vaccine available for you first.
If you submitted your information either through the pre-registration portal developed by the City of Danville or the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts then you do not need to sign up in the new statewide portal. You can also check the status of your registration. Data is still being transferred from the local departments throughout the week of February 15, so do not be concerned if you check and your information is not there.
Regardless of age, adults with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk for the more severe impacts of the virus that causes COVID-19 are eligible to receive a vaccine under Phase 1-B. If you have an underlying medical condition, please consult with your medical provider to determine if your condition warrants vaccine prioritization. Some of the most common medical conditions include:
There are plenty of great resources from the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control about the COVID-19 vaccines. Peruse this Virginia Department of Health list of frequently asked questions to find answers about availability, safety and development, what the vaccine does, and information about post-vaccination.
Since the Health Department phone lines have been overwhelmed by people trying to sign up for a vaccine or inquire about the status of their pre-registration, residents are encouraged to sign up their friends and family who don’t have internet access or don’t know how to use a computer. It is important that those without internet access, and especially those that fall under Phase 1-B, can be successfully pre-registered.
Wayside Park is located at 223 Ridge St, Hurt, VA 24563.
We also have parks located at the county’s four middle schools. Each park has a playground walking track and picnic shelter.
Wildcat Park at Dan River Middle - 5875 Kentuck Road, Ringgold
Titan Park at Tunstall Middle - 1160 Tunstall High Road, Dry Fork
Cavalier Park at Chatham Middle - 11650 US Highway 29 North, Chatham
Hawk Park at Gretna Middle - 201 Coffey Street, Gretna
Pittsylvania County is divided into four recreation booster clubs (Tunstall, Dan River, Chatham and Gretna). The participant should register for the middle school district in which they live. They are as follows: Tunstall - Stony Mill, Brosville and Twin Springs Elementary and Tunstall Middle School Chatham - Chatham and Union Hall Elementary and Chatham Middle School Dan River - Kentuck and Southside Elementary and Dan River Middle School Gretna - Gretna, Mount Airy and Hurt Elementary and Gretna Middle School Please note: - Twin Springs Elementary feeds more than one middle school district including Tunstall, Chatham and Dan River. Confirm which district your child is in before registering. - Southside Elementary feeds more than one middle school district including Dan River and Chatham. Confirm which district your child is in before registering.
The 5.5 mile Ringgold Rail Trail is located a couple miles past the Ringgold Golf Course on Ringgold Road. There is also a trail head on Shawnee Road and Kerns Church Road.
You may register online (www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/recreation), in person at the Recreation Department at 115 South Main Street or by calling the office at 432-7736.
We offer youth athletics and a variety of programs at our Community Center located in Chatham. Our activities are advertised in the Star Tribune, Danville Register and Bee, fliers distributed through elementary and middle school homeroom folders and our program listings are available on this website. You can also visit us at our offices at 115 South Main Street in Chatham.
You are encouraged to register early for all programs. Participation for all programs is on a first come, first serve basis. Please check registration information on each individual program. Those wishing to register after the registration deadline will be placed on a team if there is room available. If there is no room, their name will be placed on a waiting list and added at a later date if possible.
Please discuss with your Booster Club or contact the Parks and Recreation office at 432-7736 and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
There are a number of ways to get information. You can call the Parks and Recreation office at 432-7736, visit our website at pittsxylvaniacountyva.gov/recreation, visit our office at 115 South Main Street in Chatham or find us on Facebook and Instagram at @pittgovrec.
We have small and large rooms available for rent at our Community Center in Chatham. Birthday parties, anniversary's, reunions, graduations and graduation parties are just a few of the events that our center is rented for. Rental policy and application is available on our website or by visiting our main office at 115 South Main Street in Chatham.
The Parks and Recreation department is active on facebook and Instagram at @pittgovrec.
Legally required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, reassessment is when up-to-date property values are determined for an entire locality or municipality. Updated values are determined through photographs, aerial images, and observations from a trained crew of property assessors. There are many complicated formulas and factors involved in determining and updating property values, which are kept by the Commissioner of the Revenue. Here is more detailed information about reassessment.
The important thing to remember is why reassessment is both required by state law and important for local government and the taxpayers: The reassessment process ensures that the tax burden is distributed equitably and fairly. We want to make sure that some citizens don’t have a higher share of the tax burden than their property actually warrants, and we also don’t want to see citizens "fly under the radar" and avoid paying taxes on the actual value of their property. We will be sharing lots more information about the reassessment process in the coming weeks and months.
The reassessment team will only enter your home if you invite them inside to survey something that you believe may impact your home’s value. This includes any renovations or damages since the last reassessment. If they can see things like flooring materials and furnishings they can get a much more accurate valuation of your home.
You do not need to invite them into your home, and can instead talk with them when they visit your home and/or send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sent photos please include your tax map number and a description.
The Board of Supervisors and many taxpayers were unsatisfied with the reassessment processes used in the past, so Pittsylvania County is working hard and utilizing new methods to ensure that taxes are fair and equitable. Allowing the reassessment team to view your home’s interior conditions, construction quality, and finish and furnishings (flooring type, baseboards, window treatment, etc.), as well as view any major damages or renovations that may have happened in the last few years, will help them to make a more accurate assessment of your home’s current value. This means that the more access you provide the more accurate your property will be valuated, and the more fair (not necessarily higher) your tax bill will be.
If the reassessment team can’t see the interior of your home then they will assume that the interior is similar in QUALITY and CONDITION to the exterior of your home. This does not automatically mean that the valuation will be higher. However, if your home’s interior is in significantly nicer or poorer shape than the exterior, it may be a good idea to provide the assessors with photographs or allow them inside. This is the same process that has been used for all previous reassessments.
Virginia Code § 58.1-3252 dictates that all Virginia counties with 50,000 or more residents must complete periodic reassessment of property values on a four year cycle. Those localities with less than 50,000 residents can operate on a six-year cycle, but since Pittsylvania County has more than 60,000 it completes the reassessment process every four years.
You may decide not to allow the assessors inside your home and can tell them to leave your property entirely. You may also decline to fill out the information request. If you choose not to provide any additional information to the reassessment company, assumptions will have to be applied, which could potentially impact the updated value of your property. Assumptions simply means that the team will have assume that the interior of your home is similar in condition and quality to your home’s exterior.
You may decide not to allow the assessors inside your property and you may also decline to fill out the information request. If you choose not to provide any additional information to the reassessment company, assumptions will have to be applied, which could potentially impact the updated value of your property.
Each business will be eligible to receive up to $15,000 that can be used for three broad categories: (1) rental and mortgage assistance, (2) personal protection equipment, and (3) retooling to allow for social distancing and a more sustainable response to COVID-19. For rental and mortgage assistance, the grants can only be used to cover principal and interest payments, but not taxes or insurance. Some of the approved retooling uses include space and technology upgrades, sanitization, and job training, classes and technical assistance.
The funds are available on a reimbursable basis for expenses such as rent and mortgage payments, personal protection equipment, and retooling of your business to better respond to COVID-19. There are plenty of costs that aren’t eligible, including:
You can apply for the grant by filling out the attached application and sending it to Pittsylvania County, PO Box 426, Chatham, VA 24531, ATTN: Susan McCulloch. The grant application may be signed electronically and submitted to email@example.com, but the original must be mailed.
You can also complete the application online.
In addition to the application, businesses will need to submit the following information to be eligible:
Businesses from any industry are welcome to apply for the grants, but those in the tourism, retail, restaurant, and personal services sectors will be scored higher during the application process.
Applications for the grants will be scored according to criteria developed in concert with the Virginia Department of Community Housing and Development.
Information can be found by contacting your local Registrar or by using the Virginia Election and Registration Information System (VERIS).
Information can be found by contacting you local Registrar or by using the Virginia Election and Registration Information System (VERIS).
Registered voters who will be away from Pittsylvania County on election day, or who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, may vote by absentee ballot. Eligible citizens may vote in person prior to election day, or apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. Virginia law requires a reason to vote absentee.
All military and overseas citizens should complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot. Additional information for military and overseas voters can be found on the State Board of Elections website.
A property’s zoning can be found on the County’s GIS website by searching based on the parcel ID, property address, or owner
A list of permitted uses and uses allowed by Special Use Permit can be found for each zoning classification in the County’s Zoning Ordinance.
No. Campers (recreational vehicles) cannot be used for “living, sleeping, or other occupancy when parked or stored on a residential lot or in any other location not approved for such use.” Campers can only be used for habitation when in an approved campground, regardless of the length of time.
Two dwellings are permitted on a single parcel within both A-1, Agricultural District and C-1, Conservation District zoning districts.
Accessory buildings are allowed in the side or rear yard and must meet all required setbacks. A building permit is required for any accessory structure over 256 square feet.