If you, or your organization, wishes to close any roadway, or portion of a roadway in Mathews County for an event, you must get prior approval from four different agencies. This process can take up to 90 days!
Those agencies, in order, are:
- Mathews County Board of Supervisors: 50 Brickbat Road, Suite 202 Mathews, VA 23109: 804-725-7172
- Mathews County Sheriff's Office: 10622 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews, VA 23109: 804-725-7177
- Virginia Department of State Police: 6014 Fiddlers Greent Road, Gloucester, VA 23061: 804-693-6808
and finally, the Virginia Department of Transportation: Their contact information is below.
The first step in the process is to fill out the VDOT Land Use Permit application, a link has been provided on this page. The next step is for you, or your designee, to submit the completed application along with any supporting documentation, to the County Administrator's Office for inclusion into the Board of Supervisors meeting packet. The Board of Supervisors is the first approving authority in the process and only meet once per month, usually on the fourth Tuesday. Your application must be submitted to the County Administrator's office at least sixty (60) days prior to the start of your event.
If approved by the Board of Supervisors, you will be notified when the application is ready for pick up from the County Administrator's office. It will then be your responsibility to submit it to each of the remaining approval agencies.
Please read the entire instructions on the permit application as they stipulate insurance requirements as well as other requirements that must be met.
VDOT requires the application be received in their office at least sixty (60) days prior to an event in certain circumstances. The application states "the district administrator's designee shall provide notification of approval or denial of the request within thirty (30) days of the date of the submittal of the application if all required supporting data is included with the land use permit application."
**A check in the amount of $100 must accompany the application when you submit it to the VDOT office.**
Any questions about the Land Use Permit process or application should be directed to the Virginia Department of Transportation:
Saluda Residency (Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex)
1027 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149
From the west:
Take Interstate 64 east to exit 220, then Route 33 East towards West Point. Continue through West Point on Route 33 towards Saluda. Travel through town. Residency is on right.