Clarke Land Use Update – April 2, 2020

The Clarke Board of Supervisors adopted a local emergency declaration on March 18. It is mostly to deal with the COVID-19 disaster and related impacts.

All advisory boards and commission meetings including the Planning Commission and Board of Equalization have been cancelled through April 11.

The Board of Supervisors is still scheduled to hold its regular meeting on April 14 and its public hearings on the budget. County offices are still open, but the public is encouraged to conduct business by phone, and stay at home in the case of any illness.

So far, the County has not published its guidance for the budget public hearings.

The following information has been posted on the County website regarding Clarke County courts:

All non-emergency and non-essential court hearings across the Commonwealth of Virginia are suspended through April 26, at the directive of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond. Clerks’ offices remain open. Individuals who have cases before April 26 that are non-emergency and non-essential will receive notices by mail with new court dates. The Virginia Supreme Court has identified the following as emergency and/or essential cases:

  • quarantine or isolation matters
  • bail review hearings
  • arraignments
  • protective order hearings
  • emergency child protective or custody hearings
  • civil commitment hearings

If you are unsure your case will be continued, or you wish to request a continuance, contact Circuit Court at 540-955-5117; General District Court at 540-955-5128; and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court at 540-955-5136.

Recent news articles about the impact of Covid-19 on Clarke County:

Please let me know if you have additional questions and we will try to find you answers!



Gem Bingol
Loudoun Field Representative
The Piedmont Environmental Council
540-347-2334 ext. 7041

Gem Bingol