Meeting Instructions for Citizen Comment

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will be returning to in person meetings on March 10, 2021.  The Planning Commission, and other boards and commissions will be determining the best dates to return to in person meetings in the future.  Citizens are encouraged to engage and participate by submitting comments through one of the means below.     

For meetings that will be held in person, citizens are invited and encouraged to attend .  For those citizens in at risk categories or who may feel uncomfortable attending in person meetings, comments may still be submitted through alternate means.  For meetings that continue virtually, participation methods are listed below.

Where noted meetings will be broadcast live on Cox Channel 48 and on the County’s meeting portal at http://www.gloucesterva.info/640/Meeting-Portal.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Comments that are submitted anonymously or with fictitious names will not be accepted. Comments are limited to one submission per person, per comment period.  In the case of multiple submissions for the same comment period, only the last submission will be read/played.

“Form letters,” consisting of communications which are verbatim duplicates (other than the identifying information of the author/submitter) of one or more other communications received by the County pertaining to the matter to be considered at the public hearing or public comment period, shall be read only once per letter, along with the list of persons submitting the same comments pursuant to such “form letter.”

Comments submitted through these methods must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting or public hearing:

Submitting Comments Online

To submit comments online, complete the Citizen Comment Submission form (www.gloucesterva.info/citizencomment). Please follow the instructions on the form to indicate the meeting or public hearing on which you want to comment. Comments may be submitted via this method until 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the time limit set by the Chair.

Submitting Comments by US Mail

To submit comments via US Mail, send to:  County Administration ATTN:  Citizen/Public Hearing Comment, 6489 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.  Any mailed comments must include your name, your magisterial district, and the meeting and item you are commenting on clearly printed at the top.  Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the time limit set by the Chair.

Submitting Comments by Phone

Call 804-824-2760 and listen to the recorded menu.  Instructions will be provided on selections to make in order to leave a recorded comment.  Comments submitted via this method will be played during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the set time limit of 3 minutes.  

To submit comments during a public hearing for electronic meetings only:

Submitting Comments by Phone

Call 804-824-2760 and listen to the recorded menu to select the public hearing and leave a recorded comment.  Messages may be left until the Chair closes the public hearing for submissions.  Comments submitted via this method will be played during the public hearing period.