Counties in Virginia

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There are 95 counties in Virginia.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Virginia consists of:

  • 95 counties, of which 3 have charters.
  • 229 incorporated cities and towns, all of which operate under a state granted charter.
  • In addition, there are 172 special districts and 1 independent school district.[2]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia

The initiative process is available in the 4 of the 229 Virginia charter municipalities which have exercised their home rule authority to institute such a process. They are Hampton, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Portsmouth[3][4]

County website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

As of 2009:

  • 35 counties posted their county budgets online.
  • 42 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 74 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 74 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • 77 counties gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 38 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • 13 counties gave information about their contracts with county vendors.
  • 19 county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • Six counties provided information on how to request public records using the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
  • 66 county websites provided some information about county taxes.


List of counties

County County seat
Accomack County, Virginia Accomac
Albemarle County, Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia
Alleghany County, Virginia Covington, Virginia
Amelia County, Virginia Amelia Court House
Amherst County, Virginia Amherst
Appomattox County, Virginia Appomattox
Arlington County, Virginia Arlington, Virginia
Augusta County, Virginia Staunton, Virginia
Bath County, Virginia Warm Springs
Bedford County, Virginia Bedford, Virginia
Bland County, Virginia Bland
Botetourt County, Virginia Fincastle
Brunswick County, Virginia Lawrenceville
Buchanan County, Virginia Grundy
Buckingham County, Virginia Buckingham
Campbell County, Virginia Rustburg
Caroline County, Virginia Bowling Green
Carroll County, Virginia Hillsville
Charles City County, Virginia Charles City
Charlotte County, Virginia Charlotte Court House
Chesterfield County, Virginia Chesterfield
Clarke County, Virginia Berryville
Craig County, Virginia New Castle
Culpeper County, Virginia Culpeper
Cumberland County, Virginia Cumberland
Dickenson County, Virginia Clintwood
Dinwiddie County, Virginia Dinwiddie
Essex County, Virginia Tappahannock
Fairfax County, Virginia Fairfax, Virginia
Fauquier County, Virginia Warrenton
Floyd County, Virginia Floyd
Fluvanna County, Virginia Palmyra
Franklin County, Virginia Rocky Mount
Frederick County, Virginia Winchester, Virginia
Giles County, Virginia Pearisburg
Gloucester County, Virginia Gloucester
Goochland County, Virginia Goochland
Grayson County, Virginia Independence
Greene County, Virginia Stanardsville
Greensville County, Virginia Emporia, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia Halifax
Hanover County, Virginia Hanover
Henrico County, Virginia Richmond, Virginia
Henry County, Virginia Martinsville, Virginia
Highland County, Virginia Monterey
Isle of Wight County, Virginia Isle Of Wight
James City County, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia
King and Queen County, Virginia King And Queen Court House
King George County, Virginia King George
King William County, Virginia King William
Lancaster County, Virginia Lancaster
Lee County, Virginia Jonesville
Loudoun County, Virginia Leesburg
Louisa County, Virginia Louisa
Lunenburg County, Virginia Lunenburg
Madison County, Virginia Madison
Mathews County, Virginia Mathews
Mecklenburg County, Virginia Boydton
Middlesex County, Virginia Saluda
Montgomery County, Virginia Christiansburg
Nelson County, Virginia Lovingston
New Kent County, Virginia New Kent
Northampton County, Virginia Eastville
Northumberland County, Virginia Heathsville
Nottoway County, Virginia Nottoway
Orange County, Virginia Orange
Page County, Virginia Luray
Patrick County, Virginia Stuart
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Chatham
Powhatan County, Virginia Powhatan
Prince Edward County, Virginia Farmville
Prince George County, Virginia Prince George
Prince William County, Virginia Manassas, Virginia
Pulaski County, Virginia Pulaski
Rappahannock County, Virginia Washington
Richmond County, Virginia Warsaw
Roanoke County, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia
Rockbridge County, Virginia Lexington, Virginia
Rockingham County, Virginia Harrisonburg, Virginia
Russell County, Virginia Lebanon
Scott County, Virginia Gate City
Shenandoah County, Virginia Woodstock
Smyth County, Virginia Marion
Southampton County, Virginia Courtland
Spotsylvania County, Virginia Spotsylvania
Stafford County, Virginia Stafford
Surry County, Virginia Surry
Sussex County, Virginia Sussex
Tazewell County, Virginia Tazewell
Warren County, Virginia Front Royal
Washington County, Virginia Abingdon
Westmoreland County, Virginia Montross
Wise County, Virginia Wise
Wythe County, Virginia Wytheville
York County, Virginia Yorktown

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