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Valley Street, Scottsville, 1908Courtesy: Jack Hamner

Valley Street, Scottsville, 1908
Courtesy: Jack Hamner

People have assembled near the horseshoe bend of the James River to address community government concerns for more than 265 years, since Edward Scott first welcomed the first Albemarle County officials to hold court on his farm in 1744. The Town of Scottsville was formally incorporated in 1833.

Today, Scottsville operates under a mayor-council form of government. Town residents elect a six-member Town Council and a mayor for a term of two years during elections on the first Tuesday of May in even-numbered years. The next election will be in 2018.

To see that the policies of the Town Council are carried out properly, a Town Administrator and Town Clerk serve as full-time staff. Contact Town Council and Staff.

By law, the public is welcome to attend, comment on or review documents from Town Council meetings. A schedule of all town government meetings and minutes from those meetings are available on the town Meetings and Minutes page.

The Town Council also receives advice and support from volunteers who serve on Chartered Committees and three boards: the Planning Commission, the Architectural Review Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Current Chartered Committees include: Government Services; Town Maintenance; Tourism and Economic Development; Public Safety; and Arts and Culture. If you are interested in serving on a committee, or if you would like to request that an issue be placed on the agenda of a meeting, please call the Town Office at 434.286.9267.

To learn more about town government and how local policies and decisions are made, please visit the Town Office in Victory Hall, or call 434.286.9267.

If you are interested in learning more about local government, contact the Town Administrator or Clerk at 434.286.9267.

Town Office:
Victory Hall (2nd floor)
401 Valley Street
Scottsville, Virginia 24590

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 434.286.9267
Fax: 434.286.4237
E-mail: info@scottsville.org