Welcome to Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
 
Coronavirus Announcement
 
COVID-19 Links

June 26, 2020 UPDATE

Per the Governor's order, Virginia will move to Phase 3 reopening on July 1, 2020.  Therefore, all County Offices will open to the public with normal County services on July 1, 2020.  Please adhere to the 6 foot social distancing rule.

June 05, 2020 UPDATE  (Board of Supervisors' 06/08/20 Meeting)
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled June 08, 2020, Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting will be live-streamed.  The Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
 
In accordance with the Stay at Home Order and the restrictions on public gatherings, the public will not be allowed to attend the meeting in person.  If you have public comments that you want the Board to consider, submit those in writing via email to wayne.carter@mecklenburgva.com by Sunday, June 07, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.  Please provide your first and last name, address, and phone number.
 
The public is encouraged to view the live-streamed meeting by entering the web address below in an Internet browser:
 
 
June 05, 2020 UPDATE

DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING--June 13, 2020
The Virginia Department of Health is offering FREE COVID-19 tests to the community.  Please click on the link below for more information.


May 07, 2020 UPDATE  (Board of Supervisors' 05/11/20 Meeting)
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled May 11, 2020, Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting will be live-streamed.  The Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.
 
In accordance with the Stay at Home Order and the restrictions on public gatherings, the public will not be allowed to attend the meeting in person.  If you have public comments that you want the Board to consider, submit those in writing via email to wayne.carter@mecklenburgva.com by Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.  Please provide your first and last name, address, and phone number.
 
The public is encouraged to view the live-streamed meeting by entering the web address below in an Internet browser:
 

April 23, 2020 UPDATE
 
Effective April 27, 2020, all Mecklenburg County Offices will be open Monday through Friday.  They will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Some offices have dropboxes located outside for you to leave any written information, forms, permits, etc.  All offices continue to work on an alternating shift schedule.  If you have questions or business to be conducted with a County Department, you are advised to call 434-738-6191 and speak to the department in question.  Thank you for your continued patience as we work together through this ongoing crisis.
 
April 23, 2020 UPDATE
 
With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, The Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle.  Updates will be done weekly as new locations are received.  Click here for Hotspot Map.

April 09, 2020 UPDATE  (Board of Supervisors' 04/13/20 Meeting)
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled April 13, 2020, Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors meeting will be live-streamed.  The Board of Supervisors meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.
 
In accordance with the Stay at Home Order and the restrictions on public gatherings, the public will not be allowed to attend the meeting in person.  If you have public comments that you want the Board to consider, submit those in writing via email to wayne.carter@mecklenburgva.com by Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.  Please provide your first and last name, address, and phone number.
 
The public is encouraged to view the live-streamed meeting by entering the web address below in an Internet browser:
 
 
April 08, 2020 UPDATE  (Board of Supervisors' 04/13/20 Meeting)
 
The Board of Supervisors will hold their regularly scheduled Board meeting on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.  Due to the Governor's restrictions on social gatherings, this meeting will be closed to the public; however, the meeting will be live-streamed.  Once it is determined the best platform to use for this live-stream, the website will be updated with that information.
 
If you have comments or questions you would like brought before the Board, please email those comments/questions to Wayne Carter at wayne.carter@mecklenburgva.com by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2020.  If those comments/questions are received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020, the comments/questions will be included in the Board packet.  If they are received after that time, they will be presented to the Board at the meeting.
 
For any questions or concerns, please contact Wayne Carter at wayne.carter@mecklenburgva.com.
 
 
March 30, 2020 UPDATE
 
Please be advised that Mecklenburg County Offices will be operating on a new schedule effective March 30, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 virus, all offices will be operating on an alternating shift schedule with most offices closed on Fridays.  To determine if the office you need is operating and if it is open, please call 434-738-6191 and ask for the Department in question or listen to the message.  All offices continue to be closed to the public with dropboxes located outside.  When this schedule changes, we will update this website.

 
March 20, 2020 UPDATE
 
All Mecklenburg County Offices are closed to the public effective 5:00 p.m., Friday March 20, 2020, and will remain so until further notice.  If you have any business to be conducted with a County Department, you are advised to call 434-738-6191 and speak to the department in question.  A dropbox is located at select doors for you to leave any written information, forms, permits, ect.  We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you.  Please be patient as we work together through this ongoing crisis.
 
Please see the News Releases under "News & Events" from the Virginia Department of Health's Southside Health District regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County.

 
 March 19, 2020
 
On March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam declared a State of Emergency in Virginia in response to the continuing spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19.  Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, "social distancing" (keeping a distance of at least six (6) feet from others) is being recommended.
 
As per the Governor's statement on March 17, 2020, Virginians are asked to avoid non-essential public gatherings of more than 10 people.
 
He also ordered the closing of all schools from March 16, 2020, until March 30, 2020.
 
Due to these guidelines, all Mecklenburg County Government functions have been affected and if you have business with a County Agency, you should contact that office through the County Switchboard at 434-738-6191.  Many of the offices are limiting exposure and are asking that all patrons stay at least six (6) feet away.  Currently, the County has not declared a State of Emergency as we currently have no confirmed cases of the virus.  This, of course, could change so feel free to check back for updates due to the fluidity of the situation.
 
 

Mecklenburg County Virginia Map

Named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III, Mecklenburg County is strategically located between Richmond, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Points throughout the county boast access to excellent four-lane state highways and/or interstate freeways, which means you get the best of both worlds; rural lifestyle and city access. Our business climate is diverse which creates a strong location environment for prospective investors. Mecklenburg County has also taken the initiative to create several training institutions specializing in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and computer based courses to support the current and future workforce.


We have nine business / industrial parks, all with available land and each with a graded pad ready to build on. Our business-minded, progressive County Board of Supervisors has demonstrated their forward-thinking plans in equipping our diverse business parks with infrastructure suitable to all of your business start up needs. Mecklenburg County’s tax rates are among the lowest in the state and our land is very affordable.

Sunset over Kerr Lake in Clarksville

Mecklenburg County also boasts a strong quality of life, with its rich history and outdoor recreation featuring three lakes, the largest of them being Kerr Lake (locally known as Buggs Island Lake) surpassing a combined 1,200 miles of shoreline and 70,000 acres of water to help you enjoy all of your favorite outdoor activities. If you are looking for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and trail rides, then this is the place to be!


History buffs have more hidden gems here than they know what to do with; such as Prestwould, a beautiful plantation home in Clarksville, the 18th century Boyd Tavern in Boydton, MacCallum More Gardens and Museum in Chase City, the best Tobacco Heritage Museum in the state located in South Hill, and several local history museums throughout the County.

We also have great antiquing, thrift stores galore, and quaint shops to keep the shopper in your family busy. Great restaurants with local flavor round out your trip so, whether it’s for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime, you can find something that you love in Mecklenburg County, VA.

Mecklenburg County Tourism

Life Happens Off the Path.

Whatever you and your family love; you truly can find it here. We are sure you’ll enjoy all Mecklenburg County has to offer!

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Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map

Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map.

Boasting 9,000+ acres of public Wildlife Management Areas and a 50,000 acre lake, Mecklenburg is a sportsman’s paradise.

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Mecklenburg is Lake Country

Mecklenburg Is Lake Country.

It’s time you came to visit us. Click below for a PDF to view the Lake Country Visitor's Guide which is filled with helpful information about the area.

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