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The Town of Chatham (Town), Virginia is actively reducing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus with a global health impact on all continents and countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 has forced governments, states, and communities to mitigate its impact on public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading science research and providing national guidance on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the United States. Keep up with the latest national developments at Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page on the CDC’s website.
The Commonwealth and the Town
The Town is currently operating under Virginia’s Safer at Home Phase Three plan for reopening the Commonwealth after the economic and social shutdown caused by COVID-19. The Safer at Home Phase Three plan began on July 1, 2020. The Town is complying with this plan. The Safer at Home Phase Three plan is the Town’s primary guidance for conducting routine Town business and engaging the public. Learn more at Safer at Home Phase Three.
Town Business
It is strongly encouraged that all business conducted with the Town be completed over the phone or by email. Appointments with Town personnel can also be made. These forms of communication eliminate the person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.
The use of the Town’s online payment system, Official Payments, is also strongly encouraged to reduce disease transmission. Official Payments can process payments for personal property taxes, real estate taxes, tickets & fines, and utilities. If you have questions in its use, please contact the Town during regular business hours. The staff will be happy to assist you.
Visiting Town Hall
Town Hall is open under the Safer at Home Phase Three plan for all business that can’t be conducted over the phone or online. This includes, but is not limited to, cash payments, notary, and the official signing of documents. The Town does maintain a protective shield at the main counter. The Town has also taken other steps internally to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Town respectfully requests all visitors practice the following:
  • Wear a mask or face covering while conducting business.
  • Remain approximately 6’ apart from other visitors and Town staff.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick.
For additional information and helpful links regarding the COVID-19, to include guidance for individuals and  businesses, please visit the Virginia Department of Health.

Urban Archery Deer Season, September 5 to October 2, 2020




This Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2019 is designed to inform you about your drinking water quality. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and we want you to understand the efforts we make to protect your water supply. The quality of your drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

If you have questions about this report, want additional information about any aspect of your drinking water or want to know how to participate in decisions that may affect the quality of your drinking water, please contact:

Town of Chatham
Mr. Richard Cocke, Town Manager




Do to COVID-19, all Chatham Cruise-In events have been postponed until further notice.

The popular Chatham Cruise-In's are sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club and are held on the 4th Saturday of each month from April through September, starting at 4 pm to approximately 8 pm, depending on daylight & weather conditions.  The event has attracted as many as 700 classic cars in the downtown area of Chatham where Main Street is blocked & becomes a pleasant promenade for all who enjoy viewing beautiful automobiles.  Plan on attending these events & help support the Town, our businesses & volunteer groups.  Admission is free!