Where is Colonial Beach located?

Colonial Beach is located at the northern tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck. It is conveniently located 16 miles from the bridge into Maryland, 60 miles from DC, and 70 miles to Richmond.

What is Colonial Beach's population?

The population of Colonial Beach is 3,542. During the summer months, the population jumps to around 8,000.


Are dogs allowed on the beach?

Not between April 1 and September 30 of each year.

Can I grill on the beach?

No, grilling is not allowed on the beach or the adjacent sidewalks.

What is not allowed on the beach?

  • Any device used for cooking
  • Tents, unless you get permission from the Town Manager
  • Carrying, using or possessing alcoholic beverages of any type
  • Glass containers
  • Littering


Where can I get a fishing license?

You can buy a license from the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries or at the Yacht Center down on the point.

When is the pier open?

It is open 24/7, except for July 4th

Can I fish off of the beach?

According to section 5-9 in our town ordinances, “It shall be unlawful for any person to fish from the sand beaches or swimming areas except for between the hours of 6:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m”

How much is it to fish off the pier?

It is free to fish off the pier.


When is Town Hall open?

Town Hall is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM.

When is the water and sewer bill sent out/due?

Bill mailed out in DEC. It covers, Jan. Feb. Mar. Due Date: January 1

Bill mailed out in MAR. It covers, Apr. May. June. Due Date: April 1

Bill mailed on in JUNE. It covers, July. Aug. Sept. Due Date: July 1

Bill mailed out in SEPT. It covers, Oct. Nov. Dec. Due Date: October 1

Do I need a permit to have a yard sale?

Yes, you can fill one out in Town Hall and it is $5 per day.

Yard sales can only be on Saturday and Sundays.

Can I burn debris on my property?

Yes, you can burn debris with no permit. However, between February 15th and April 30th you cannot burn until after 4PM.

When is trash/ yard debris picked up?

Who do I call when I am having trouble with my water?

You need to call Public Works (804-224-7260) or you can fill out a work order and that will be sent directly to Public Works.

Town Stickers

What do I need to get a town sticker for my car?

You need to have property in Colonial Beach, have your car registered in Colonial Beach, and have your registration say “Town of Colonial Beach.” The sticker is $30.

What do I need to get a town sticker for my golf cart?

Inspection and proof of insurance, which you get through you car insurance.

Where can I get my golf cart inspected?

Custom Cartz or Beach service Center

What does a town sticker get me?

If you have a town sticker, then you get free parking within town.

What if I have property in Colonial Beach, but my car is not registered here?

You can pay $100 and get a sticker that is good for a year.

Town Council

Where are council meetings held?

The town center, located right next to the library.

Are council meetings open to the public?

Yes, you can also watch them live on our youtube channel.

Can the public speak at council meetings?

You can at the town council meetings. You have 3 minutes to speak and must be formally introduced by the mayor.


Do I need a permit for a wedding on the beach?


When do I need a permit for my event?

If it is on town property and its 25 or more people. For more information call Town Hall. 804-224-7181

When do I need a building permit?

Where do I get a building permit?

You get a building permit from Planning & Community Development in Town Hall.

Where do I get a business license?

You can get a business license from the finance department.

Adam Schaefer or Jalessa Hickman