Botetourt county (pronounced bot'-uh-tot) is one of Virginia's most scenic and historically significant counties. A blended rural and suburban community nestled just north of Roanoke, Virginia, Botetourt offers American history blended with nature and modern attractions. When it was first established, the county extended all the way to the Mississippi river, covering parts of seven present-day states. Botetourt offers a slice of American, with charming small towns, traditions, and southern hospitality of life in Virginia's blue ridge.
- Board of Supervisors: Botetourt County has a five member, elected Board of Supervisors. Each member is elected from one of five districts and serves a four year term.
- County Administration: The Board of Supervisors hires a professional County Administrator and support staff to manage the daily operational business of the county.
- Planning Commission: Botetourt County is served by a five-member Planning Commission. Each member is appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a four-year term for their respective magisterial district..
Agendas & Minutes
Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors is the chief policy-making body for Botetourt County. The five board members are elected by the citizens of Botetourt in their respective magisterial districts to serve staggered four-year terms. The board members elect a chairman and vice-chairman from amongst themselves.
Boards & Commissions
This page serves as a central point for Botetourt County’s various boards, commissions, and committees. Each body has a page with members, contact information, and meeting dates. The Documents page contains meeting agendas and minutes and other supporting information.
Children’s Services (CSA) Office
The Comprehensive Services Act of 1993 (CSA) established a pool of funds to purchase services for at-risk youth and their families. The Botetourt County Children's Services Office administers those funds at the local level.
Commissioner of the Revenue
The Commissioner of the Revenue (COR), established in Virginia in 1786, is one of five locally elected Constitutional officers. The COR is elected to a 4-year term by the citizens of Botetourt County.
The Botetourt County Office is a part of Virginia Cooperative Extension, an educational outreach program of Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It provides research-based information through a system of campus and locally based educators.
View the list of employees and members of the County Adminstration.
This Code constitutes a complete recodification of the ordinances of Botetourt County, Virginia, of a general and permanent nature. Source materials used in the preparation of the Code were the 1977 Botetourt County Code, as supplemented through March 19, 1979, and ordinances subsequently adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
The Department Directory is intended to provide basic guidance to the various functional areas of Botetourt County Government.
Circuit Courthouse in Fincastle
Check out the different departments that operate in Botetourt County.
Department of Elections & Voter Registration
As required by section 24.2-428.2 of the Code of Virginia and in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 52 USC section 20501 et seq, Botetourt County Department of Elections & Voter Registration has removed from the active voter rolls, any person who did not take action in response to an official request for confirmation of their address within the time allowed by law effective June 22, 2021.
The Botetourt County Health Department is a part of the Alleghany Health District of the Virginia Department of Health. The Department offers numerous programs and services that promote and protect the health of Botetourt’s citizens and visitors. Public health nurses, environmental health specialists and office support staff are dedicated to the mission of promoting optimum health, preventing disease and protecting the health of the community.
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Sheriff's Office & E911 Center
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department and E911 Center is located in Fincastle, VA.
The Botetourt County Treasurer, one of five Constitutional Officers in the County, is responsible for receiving all funds coming into the county government, properly accounting for county funds, and distributing payment of all county financial obligations authorized and approved by the Board of Supervisors.