Amelia County Departments

The following are brief descriptions and links to the various departments within Amelia County. For more detailed information including a list of services offered and contact information, please click on the link for the desired department. Be advised that all links open in a new browser tab.

Animal Control

The Amelia County Animal Shelter and Animal Control Office has two full-time and one part-time employee. The Animal Control Department utilizes a vast array of volunteers and volunteer groups to make the Amelia County Animal Shelter among the most efficient Public Shelters in the Commonwealth of Virginia at having animals adopted. For more information about services please visit the Animal Control Page.

Building Department

Like Building Officials across the Commonwealth, the Amelia County Building Inspector's Office is responsible for enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC). For more infromation about building codes and department services please visit the Building Department Page.

Children's Services

The mission of the Amelia County CPMT is to manage the cooperative effort in Amelia County under the authority of the Children's Services Act of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Office of Children's Services (OCS) to better serve the needs of troubled and at-risk youths and their families while maximizing the use of state and community resources. For more information please visit the Children's Services Page.

Economic Development

The County Administrator serves as the Director of Economic Development for Amelia County as well as the Secretary and Clerk to The Amelia County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). For more information about industrial and economic developement and services please visit the Economic Development Page.

Emergency Management

The Amelia County Department of Emergency Management coordinates a comprehensive, all hazards, emergency management program for Amelia County. This program includes activities of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. For more information please visit the Emergency Management Page.

Environmental Management

The Environmental Management department is responsible for inspections and code compliance at both the Maplewood Landfill (Waste Management) and County convenience centers, as well as, managing Amelia's extensive recycling program. For more information about environmental services and locations please visit the Environmental Management Page.

Finance Department

The Amelia County Finance Department is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, general accounting, budget, financial reporting and grant administration. For more information about the Finance Department, county budget and county financial reports please visit the Finance Department Page.

Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Amelia County Recreation and Parks Department is to enhance the quality of life in Amelia County by providing the best possible recreational facilities, open natural spaces and leisure programs for our citizens. For more information about programs, facilities locations and activities schedules please visit the Parks and Recreation Page.

Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department provides technical support to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and related subcommittees of each. Staff is responsible for processing and reviewing rezonings, conditional use permits, special exceptions, variances, site plans, and subdivisions. For more information about ordinance, fees and access to forms please visit the Community Development and Zoning Page.

Public Library

The James L. Hamner Public Library attained its charter in 1973. Construction of the current building began in 1999 and the library opened to the public in July 2000. The library, located in Amelia Court House, is named after Dr. James Loving Hamner, a deceased physician in Amelia County. For more information about the public library and available services please visit the James L. Hamner Library Website.

Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for all aspects of maintenance on County buildings and County vehicles as well as the upkeep of the County grounds. For more information about facilites, standards and ordinances please visit the Public Works Page.