For emergencies Dial 911

Phone: (276) 646-3232

Veteran Bricks Available......Rental of Community Room, Old High School and Recreation Park Shelters Are Available 

VDOT Traffic Alert

Route 107 Project in Chilhowie Begins in September

Beginning September 12, a construction project begins on Route 107 at its intersection with I-81 in the Chilhowie area of Smyth County.  The project will improve how traffic moves by widening and installing a turn lane on Route 107 and the I-81 off ramps.  Construction will take approximately one year to complete.

Route 107 will be open for traffic during construction, but will be limited to one lane for a period of 3-4 weeks starting September 13.  For the remainder of the project, two 11 – foot-wide lanes will be open to traffic, however, there will be periodic lane closures for some operations.

Due to safety concerns, pedestrian traffic will not be allowed through the work zone for the duration of the project.

Motorists should expect delays during construction, and are encouraged find alternate routes.  Be alert to traffic pattern changes, obey construction signs and flaggers, and use caution when driving through the work zone.

Please click the following link for information concerning the change in Solid Waste Pickup Service Provider:

Solid Waste Provider

Garbage Removal 

Please set out the blue (Republic) trash can for removal the week of January 3, 2022.  Use new GFL black cans with green lid.  All trash removal for the Town is scheduled for Wednesdays beginning this Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Employment Opportunity

Currently there is an employment opportunity for the Chilhowie Police Department.  Please click the following link for more information:

Police Department Employment Ad 2021

Sewer Line Smoke Testing

Smoke testing of the sewer line in the Seven Mile Ford area will begin November 15th.  Do not be alarmed if you see smoke rising from the ground during this time.  

Debarment Status. By acceptance of a Town of Chilhowie Purchase Order, all firms certify that they are not currently debarred from doing business with or in the Commonwealth of Virginia, nor are they an agent of any person or entity that is currently debarred from doing business with or in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Buyer.  All references to Buyer, throughout these terms and conditions, shall refer to the Town of Chilhowie, Virginia.

Please visit the following link for the 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report:
2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Please visit the following link for the Fair Housing Office Website:

 FHEO Home | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The times and location of regularly scheduled board meetings are as follows:
Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the council chambers
325 East Lee Highway Chilhowie VA 24319


The Town of Chilhowie will reopen for usage of the Community Room, the Old High School and the Town Park facilities June 1, 2021.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.
The Town of Chilhowie is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
USDA Statement

Fire Hydrant Replacement Project FAQ’s

Fire Hydrant Replacement Project

Veterans Memorial Bricks Available

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New Garbage Pickup Schedule

Chilhowie Map for Garbage Pickup

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Chilhowie Virginia Tour Guide

Town of Chilhowie, Virginia Incorporated 1913

The Town of Chilhowie (pop. 1,827) is a small commercial center and residential community located along both modern and historic routes of travel in Southwest Virginia. From its earliest days as the site of a historically important stagecoach inn, to its current role as the Gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Chilhowie has always been a community in which travelers are welcome and visitors are made to feel at home.

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