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The annual Chatham Cruise-In automotive shows are sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club. The event has attracted as many as 700 classic cars in the downtown area of Chatham where Main Street is blocked & becomes a pleasant promenade for all who enjoy viewing beautiful automobiles.
The Cruise-In events are held on the 4th Saturday of each month from April through September. The Cruise-In uses a portion of Main Street for the show. The show area starts at Hargrave Boulevard and Main Street. The show area ends at the stop light at Depot Street/Route 57 and Main Street.
The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 8:00 p.m. The success of a monthly cruise-in is dependent on daylight & weather conditions. There are no rain dates if weather cancels. Admission is free!
Restaurants and shops are open at the discretion of business owners. Restrooms are located on the south side of the Chatham Town Hall located at the end of Court Street. Court Street accesses Main St. near the Pittsylvania Circuit Court (Court House). Portable restrooms may be available in other locations.
Please follow Social Distancing Guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. 
Pittsylvania County Small Business Assistance Grants are now available for businesses impacted COVID-19. The application process is currently OPEN. Up to 20 Pittsylvania County businesses are eligible for as much as $15,000 to help with rent and mortgage payments, personal protection equipment, and retooling to allow for better social distancing. 
These grants are available on a reimbursable basis and can be used to cover past or future expenses. Some of the approved retooling uses include nonconstruction space and technology upgrades, sanitization, and job training, classes, and technical assistance.
While companies from any industry are encouraged to apply, the grant prioritizes businesses serving tourism, retail, restaurant, and personal services. The grant has several criteria. Applicants must: 
  • Be locally or regionally owned.
  • Have 20 or fewer employees.
  • Have been impacted by COVID-19 AND not received federal CARES Act assistance for the same purpose.
  • Have been opened by March 12, 2020.
Do you have questions or need clarification? Contact the Project Manager.
Susan McCulloch | Project Manager
Pittsylvania County COVID-19 Grant Application
PO Box 426, Chatham, VA 24531
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The Town of Chatham (Town), Virginia is actively reducing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus with a global health impact on all continents and countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 has forced governments, states, and communities to mitigate its impact on public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading science research and providing national guidance on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the United States. Keep up with the latest national developments at Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page on the CDC’s website.
The Commonwealth and the Town
The Town is currently operating under a modified Virginia Safer at Home Phase Three plan. Following Executive Order 72 and Order of Public Health Emergency Nine, the Commonwealth is taking proactive steps in COVID-19 surge containment and mitigation. The Town is complying with Executive Order 72. The Safer at Home Phase Three plan modified by Executive Order 72 is the Town’s primary guidance for conducting routine Town business and engaging the public. (Please reference Safer at Home Phase Three.) Executive Order 72 is in effect from December 14, 2020, to January 31, 2021
Town Business
It is strongly encouraged that all business conducted with the Town be completed over the phone or by email. Appointments with Town personnel can also be made. These forms of communication eliminate the person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.
The use of the Town’s online payment system, Official Payments, is also strongly encouraged to reduce disease transmission. Official Payments can process payments for personal property taxes, real estate taxes, tickets & fines, and utilities. If you have questions in its use, please contact the Town during regular business hours. The staff will be happy to assist you.
Visiting Town Hall
Town Hall is open under the Safer at Home Phase Three plan for all business that can’t be conducted over the phone or online. This includes, but is not limited to, cash payments, notary, and the official signing of documents. The Town does maintain a protective shield at the main counter. The Town has also taken other steps internally to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Town respectfully requests all visitors practice the following:
  • Wear a mask or face covering while conducting business.
  • Remain approximately 6’ apart from other visitors and Town staff.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
For additional information and helpful links regarding the COVID-19, to include guidance for individuals and  businesses, please visit the Virginia Department of Health.

2020-2021 Urban Archery Deer Season is open from January 3 to March 28, 2021.

All hunters are expected to follow the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resourses (DWR) guidelines.




This Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2019 is designed to inform you about your drinking water quality. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and we want you to understand the efforts we make to protect your water supply. The quality of your drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

If you have questions about this report, want additional information about any aspect of your drinking water or want to know how to participate in decisions that may affect the quality of your drinking water, please contact:

Town of Chatham
Mr. Richard Cocke, Town Manager