Goochland County government services will be open with reduced operations across all agencies during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As of Friday, March 20th all county buildings are now CLOSED to the public until further notice.
Departments will still be staffed by employees who can assist citizens over the phone and via email. Citizens are encouraged to call ahead or visit www.goochlandva.us for the latest information before attempting to visit any county buildings in person. Citizens are further encouraged to call in advance and schedule telephone appointments with departments and agencies.
For our citizen’s convenience, there is a silver “envelope depository” drop box built into the brick wall near the Registrar’s Office door of the County Administration Building located on the Sandy Hook Road side if you need to drop something off. Please ensure it is noted for the office or individual it needs to go to.
On Friday, March 20th County Administrator John Budesky and Goochland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley provided a video update for our citizens and the Goochland community. The video is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZfD6vJ5roU&list=PLvAmPoG8yFUu3ZOqhDZUrOB3dMNtmJcIL&index=1.
Community Development & Public Utilities
Until further notice, all Community Development (Public Utilities, Planning, Zoning, Building Inspections, & Environmental) permit applications, submittals, connection fee applications, Conditional Use Permit applications, Rezoning application, and any other item related to the above mentioned departments, shall be placed in the plastic bin outside the Registrar’s Office, HOWEVER, all payments shall be placed in the Treasurers deposit box on the adjacent wall. Again, all documents go in the plastic bin, all checks and money orders go in the deposit box.
- No cash will be accepted.
- On your check or money order, please place in the memo section an identifying name, number, address or other feature that will match to your submission
- Any questions contact this number first: Community Development Main Line 804-556-5860
- Supplemental contact numbers:
- Public Utilities: 804-556-5835
- Building Inspections: 804-556-5815
- Planning/Zoning/Environmental: 804-556-5860
Please know that Community Development and Public Utilities kindly ask that you allow for additional review time during this difficult period. As always, they will do their best to review all items in an expeditious manner, however, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call them at 804-556-5860.
Convenience Centers will be open and operating as normal.
All courts will have reduced operations through April 6, except for emergencies, by order of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is currently staffed however, please contact them at (804) 556-5353 before coming to determine if they are providing those services or if they may assist you by phone or mail.
Goochland Branch Library
All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library, including the Goochland Branch Library, will be closed to the public through Saturday, March 28. The library will provide curbside service from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the Goochland Branch at (804) 556-4774 for curbside service. They are not accepting returns until further notice. Fees and fines will be waived. They apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
Goochland DMV Select
The Goochland DMV Select will be closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31st. The DMV Select will accept transactions to process via mail to P.O. Box 60 Goochland VA 23063.
At the direction of Governor Northam, all 75 DMV customer service centers will close and DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect operations suspended for a minimum of two weeks as a precautionary measure to lessen exposure to and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This closure began Wednesday, March 18 until Thursday, April 2nd. Governor Northam has directed the DMV to extend the validity of driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and escort vehicle driver certificates for 60 days. Customers with vehicle registrations that expire in March and April will have an additional 60 days to renew.
Goochland County Economic Development
The Goochland County Economic Development Department recognizes the need to support our local businesses during these difficult times. They have developed a dedicated website (http://www.goochlandforbusiness.com/241/COVID-19-Business-Information) to serve as a resource for Goochland businesses during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In addition, it contains a list of both businesses that are still open and those that are temporarily closed.
Businesses with questions or in need of assistance should contact Goochland County Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-556-5862.
Goochland Health Department
The Goochland Health Department is currently staffed and will be contacting their clients regarding ongoing appointments and clinics. Please contact them at (804) 556-5843 before coming to their office.
Goochland Department of Social Services
Goochland Department of Social Services staff will be working 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and available to assist clients by phone during those hours. The agency will continue to accept Child Protective Service & Adult Protective Service referrals.
Applicants may apply for benefits online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/, by phone at 1-855-635-4370, or for Medical Assistance only at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD: 1-888-221-1590). If a replacement EBT card is needed, the client may call 1-866-281-2448 or Goochland Department of Social Services at (804) 556-5880.
Goochland County Registrar’s Office
Goochland County Registrar’s Office staff will be working 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and available to assist clients by phone at 804-556-5803 and email at email@example.com during those hours.
Citizens may register to vote, update their voter registration, check their registration information and apply for absentee ballots online through the Department of Elections’ citizen portal at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/
Any applications may be dropped off in the silver “envelope depository” drop box built into the brick wall near the Registrar’s Office door of the County Administration Building located on the Sandy Hook Road side.
Parks and Recreation
All Goochland County Parks and Recreation programs and indoor facilities use is canceled, all approved outdoor use of County owned athletic fields and picnic shelters as well as all department-sponsored programs and activities are cancelled through Sunday, March 29.
County parks remain open to the public, but we encourage everyone to continue the practice of social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings and group activities.
The Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public; however, employees are available to assist citizens by phone (804) 556-5806, fax (804) 556-2105, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments can be made online, by phone, by mail (USPS), or by using the drop-box.
Pay Online: Pay online through Officials Payments at www.officialpayments.com When prompted, enter the information requested and use Jurisdiction Code 1031.
(You may also use online banking with your bank to send in your payments).
Pay by Phone: Phone payments can be made through Official Payments at 1-888-2PAYTAX. Provide the information requested and use Jurisdiction Code 1031.
Pay by Mail: Make check or money order payable to: Goochland County Treasurer. Mail to County of Goochland Treasurer, P.O. Box 188, Goochland, VA 23063-0188. Post marks will be used to determine the date of payment.
Drop Box: Payments may be dropped in the Drop Box located on the side of the Administration Building next to Sandy Hook Road.
Goochland County Public Schools – Closed through Sunday, April 12th
Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) are now closed for an additional two weeks, through Sunday, April 12. This closure includes their regularly scheduled spring break. In addition to the regular academic day, ALL practices, games, and events are canceled until further notice. Please note the following important information as they proceed with their extended closure:
All division facilities are closed. With the exception of designated personnel, no one should enter the school facilities or offices. They have taken steps to disinfect all facilities and will keep those facilities closed until further notice.
Learning resources continue to be available. Internet connectivity should not be required for students to access any of the instructional resources sent home last week. If families find that it is, students will not be responsible for its completion during the time that schools are closed.
The full GCPS announcement is at: http://goochlandschools.org/2020/03/18/gcps-closing-extended-through-april-12/
Goochland County Public Schools – Meal Program for All Students
Goochland County Public Schools is supplying free meals to all students as follows:
Breakfast and lunch is being served at the school locations below from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (pick up at the same time)
- Byrd Elementary Bus Loop at 2704 Hadensville-Fife Road
- Randolph Elementary Bus Loop at 1552 Sheppard Town Road
- Secondary Complex Bus Loop at 3250-B River Road West
In addition, the Sunshine Food Bus is serving meals at:
- Company 1 Firehouse at 180 River Road West from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
- Company 3 Firehouse at 52 Broad Street Road from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- County Line Church at 4070 County Line Road in Kent’s Store from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
- Company 6 Firehouse at 4810 Three Chopt Road from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
Chickahominy Health District – Coronavirus Hotline
The Chickahominy Health District has launched a hotline to answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions for residents of Goochland, Hanover, Charles City, and New Kent.
For the General Community call: 804-365-3340
For Health Care providers call: 804-365-3341
The phone lines are currently open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For medical assistance, please contact your primary care provider or urgent care facility.
Sources to Stay Up to Date
Goochland County on Friday, March 13th declared a local state of emergency as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of the coronavirus. For updates and more information, go to:
Goochland County (www.goochlandva.us)
Virginia Department of Health (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/)
Virginia Department of Emergency Management (https://www.vaemergency.gov/)
World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/)