Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Culpeper County Pictures

  • Culpeper County Pictures

  • Culpeper County Pictures

  • Culpeper County Pictures

  • Culpeper County Pictures

  • Culpeper County Pictures



Culpeper County offices will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day




The County of Culpeper proposes to increase the total combined real estate tax rate and fire tax rate.


  1. Assessment Increase: Total assessed value of real property increased from last year’s total assessed value of real property by nine and thirty-six one hundredths of a percent (9.36%).
  2. Decreased Rate Necessary to Offset and Equalize the Increased Assessment: The current tax rates are $.61 per $100 of assessed value for the real estate tax rate (General Fund tax rate) and $.06 per $100 assessed value for the Fire & Rescue special levy. The tax rate, which would levy the same amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate, would be $.55 per $100 of assessed value for General Fund tax rate and $.06 per $100 assessed value for the Fire & Rescue special levy. This rate will be known as the “lowered tax rate.”



Upcoming Changes To Firm (Floodplain Insurance Rate Map)


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has proposed new floodplain boundaries for Culpeper County.

Online mapping that presents the proposed new areas along with the current effective flood hazard areas, are available for viewing at

FEMA’s project officer is Lee Brancheau who can be reached at .

FEMA will hold a 90-day appeal period beginning in the spring of 2019.  Revised maps are scheduled to be effective in Culpeper County in the summer of 2019.

Supporting Documents: FEMA’s December 11, 2018 Presentation


Need more information?


A wealth of resources is available at as well as at the following:


  • The FEMA Map Service Center (MSC), , if the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of flood hazard products, and take advantage of additional tools.
  • Information related to the NFIP and flood insurance ins available at
  • Map specialists are available at the FEMA Map Information Exchange (FMIX) to assist customers with locating and reading flood maps, applying for Letter of Map Change (LOMC), and obtaining and understanding Elevation Certificates, FMIX also serves to connect stakeholders with a wide range of technical subject matter experts


Call: 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627)


Webiste and Live Chat:

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday, 8:00am-6:30om ET

(After hours self-service and voicemail support is provided)


Legal Notice


The 2019 Board of Equalization (BOE) is being formed. The Board of Equalization is appointed by the Circuit Court. Qualified applicants are needed to fill three (3) to five (5) positions on the BOE. Interested citizens are encouraged to submit a Letter of Interest denoting their qualifications to hear petitions for equalization of real estate assessments, including correction of errors in acreage.


The BOE shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) members. All members shall be residents of Culpeper County, and the majority of them shall be owners of real estate in the County. Appointments to the BOE shall be broadly representative of the community. Thirty percent (30%) of the BOE shall be commercial or residential real estate appraisers, other real estate professionals, builders, developers, or legal or financial professionals.


Each prospective member of the BOE shall attend and participate in the basic course of instruction and training given by the Virginia Department of Taxation. It is anticipated that the BOE shall begin hearing taxpayer petitions on or after April 1, 2019, and that it shall complete its work by no later than June 30, 2019. As provided in Virginia Code Ann., Sec. 58.1-3375, the members of the BOE shall receive compensation for time engaged in their duties, at a rate to be fixed by the Board of Supervisors.


Citizens who are interested in serving should submit their Letters of Interest to the Office of the Culpeper County Attorney, 306 N. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia, 22701; fax: (540) 727-3462. Letters of Interest must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 28, 2018. Any Letters of Interest received thereafter will be disregarded.


Citizen Advisory Commitees




FY19 Adopted Budget


Grants Opportunity


The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors offers a searchable grant website.  Charitable organizations as well as County agencies and departments are invited to use it free of charge.


All users have quick access to search millions of federal, state, and foundation grants categorized according to your profile.  It is easy and fun to search for grants on any topic.


County supported agencies and non-profits are welcome to apply to use this resource.  For more information please call 540-727-3427 or email dhoffman@culpepercounty.govView the flyer here.


Northern Piedmont Microenterprise Loan Program


Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties have partnered with People Inc. and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to provide small business owners in the area access to an affordable source of assistance and financing. The program stimulates economic development and job creation in the Northern Piedmont region.    Click to view the flyer.


Septic System Repair and Replacement Funding Available


The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District is offering financial assistance to all residents in the 5 county conservation district to remedy septic system malfunctions and perform preventative maintenance. This area includes all areas on the five county map. This program will reimburse participants up to $150 for a septic system pump-out and 50% of any required repair or replacement expenses, including full system replacement as necessary (See table below).    Click to continue reading...