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Altavista Updates

  • Altavista Christmas Parade

    Join us on Saturday, December 6th at English Park from 6 – 8 PM for an Old Fashioned Christmas Reversed Parade.

    Click below for the application. Hurry! There is a limited space, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Altavista Chamber of Commerce with any questions regarding the Altavista Christmas Parade via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (434) 369-6665.


  • Citizen Survey for Parks and Recreation

    (434) 369-5001

    The Town of Altavista Recreation Committee is seeking input from citizens related to priorities for future projects. The survey is available online and only takes a few minutes to complete.

    To access the survey online, please visit: Copies of the survey are also available at the YMCA or at Town Hall. Surveys are due back by December 11, 2020. 

    All ages are encouraged to participate. 

    For more information, please contact Town Hall at (434) 369-5001.


  • Residential Utility Discount Program

    Eligible Town of Altavista residential utility customers can receive a discount of 30% of the “base rate fee” that is applied to their quarterly utility (water/sewer) bills, if they meet an age qualification, and income test, and a net worth test. For more information, clink the link below.

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  • Urban Archery Season – Town Property Hunting Program

    Altavista, Va. – The Town of Altavista has allowed hunting on certain town-owned property during the Urban Archery Season for the past several years. The Town is seeking applicants for a limited number of hunting permits for the approved town owned properties; which include Dead end of 11th Street; Franklin Avenue (corner of 10th Street); and property adjacent to the Waste Water Treatment Plan on Lane Access Road. Virginia’s Urban Archery Season begins on September 5th and runs until October 4th, 2020 then begins again on January 3, 2021 and runs through March 28, 2021.

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  • Face Covering Policy

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that, starting Friday, May 29, wearing masks will be required for everyone in the state inside all brick and mortar retail establishments; inside all personal care and grooming establishments; inside places where people congregate; inside food and beverage establishments, except when eating; on public transportation; at entertainment and recreation businesses; and when accessing state or local government services. The only exceptions are for those younger than 10 years old; while eating or drinking; while exercising; if you have trouble breathing, or are unable to remove your mask without help; or if your health conditions prohibit wearing a face covering. Enforcing these requirements will be the duty of the Virginia Department of Health. Any questions should be directed to 1-434-477-5900 Ext. 102 or 1-434-477-5965.

  • Public Meetings During COVID-19

    To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Town Manager, Waverly Coggsdale announced today that Council will use Facebook Live to stream its public meetings going forward.

  • Applications Being Accepted

    The Altavista Town Council is seeking citizens to serve on Town Boards and Commissions. These citizens will play an active role in helping to shape our town by advising Town Council on important community-related issues. Serving on a Board or Commission is an excellent way to make a personal contribution to Altavista and can be a rewarding experience for everyone.

    Applications can be obtained by clicking the button below, picked up at Town Hall or you can request to have one mailed by calling Town Hall at 434-369-5001.

    Applicants do not need to have prior experience in public service. You must live in the Town of Altavista in order to serve on a Board or Commission, unless otherwise stated on the application.

    Click the button below to learn more.

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  • Utility Rate Changes - Effective Dec. 1

    Effective December 1st, water and sewer rates will increase! Please click the button below to read more.

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  • View the New Economic Development Strategy

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  • Altavista Advantage Loan Program

    Are you starting or expanding your business in the Town of Altavista? Your business could be eligible for the Altavista Advantage loan program with an interest rate at prime minus 1%, for a period of 60 months. 

    Altavista Advantage Informational Flyer

    Altavista Advantage Loan Program Application 


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Discover Altavista

  • A Great Place to Live and Work
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  • Education & Schools
  • A Great Place to Live and Work

    A Great Place to Live and Work

    What better place to raise your family, retire in a relaxed, safe environment, or open your own business, while maintaining a healthful and intimate lifestyle, than Altavista?

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  • Town History

    Town History

    Compared to other towns in the Old Dominion, Altavista is relatively young. The idea for the creation of a town in this location came in 1905 when three Lane brothers, contractors for the building of 32 miles of the Virginian Railway in this part of Virginia, bought 2,000 acres of land in Campbell County.

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  • Economic Development

    Economic Development

    Altavista offers a small town feel with big city amenities. Altavista Main and Broad Street Our major employers include textile manufacturing and construction services, to printing and transportation services.

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  • Altavista on Track

    Altavista on Track

    Altavista's Main Street Program: "Altavista on Track" is always on the move.

    Events, ReDevelopment and more:

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  • Education & Schools

    Education & Schools

    There are many educational opportunities in Altavista. The public K-12 schools are operated by Campbell County.

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Get in Touch

Town Hall 510 7th Street
Altavista, VA 24517

Phone: (434)-369-5001