Emergency Services

Around-the-clock fire service is provided by a volunteer force of 40, and service is provided to industry beyond the Town's corporate limits. The department has a fire insurance rating of class 4/4y.

South Hill Volunteer Fire Department
114 N. Brunswick Avenue
South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-8227

Rescue Services - The Town provides financial support to the Southside Rescue Squad, which provides rescue services within the Town limits. They have 42 members and are the only rescue squad in Virginia to become accredited to teach EMT and paramedic classes. Their phone number is (434) 447-5038, and the emergency number is 911.

Twenty-four hour police protection is provided by the SHPD and the state police.

All emergencies dial 911.

South Hill Police Department 
103 S. Brunswick Avenue
South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-3104 / shpd@southhillpd.com

Mecklenburg County Sherriff's Department (434) 738-6171

Forms, Applications, & Other Downloads

Our Downloads section has a number of forms and documents available for download.

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  • Farmers Market Rules & Regulations and Vendor Application Form
  • Forms & Applications  Job Application Form, Automatic Draft Form for utility bills, Business License Application, Centennial Park Event Reservation Request Form, Cigarette Tax Stamps and Distributors Forms, and others
  • Maps including Enterprise Zone, Airports, Major Highways, Ports, Rail, South Hill Chamber Map, and the South Hill Zoning Map
  • Plans, Reports, & Documents such as Incentives, our Comprehensive Plan, and FOIA
  • South Hill Revitalization Committee (SHRC) meeting minutes
  • Town Council Adopted Budget & Rate Summary and meeting agenda and minutes
  • All Downloads Browse all of the files available for download.

Information regarding licenses, permits, applications and forms can also be obtained by calling the Town Hall at (434) 447-3191.  Forms can be printed out, filled in and mailed or faxed to the Town Hall, or may be presented in person [Fax (434) 447-5064].

All new construction, renovations, or additions to existing structures require a building permit.

All businesses (except contractors and peddlers) must have a definite place of business (can be their residence) within the corporate limits of South Hill to be issued a business license. If they are not located within South Hill, a license cannot be obtained.  The fee varies upon type of business.

A permit for yard sales is required (no fee and only four per year).  They may only be held on residential property.

Town Holiday Schedule

Town offices and facilities are closed, and some services may be curtailed, on the following holidays:

New Years Holiday January 1
Lee-Jackson Day  the Friday preceding the third Monday in January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day  the third Monday in January
George Washington Day  the third Monday in February
Memorial Day the last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day the first Monday in September
Columbus Day the second Monday in October
Veterans Day November 11
Thanksgiving Day the fourth Thursday in November and the Friday next following
Christmas Day December 25

Whenever any of such days falls on Saturday, the Friday next preceding such day, or whenever any of such days falls on Sunday, the Monday next following such day, and any day so appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth or the President of the United States, shall be a legal holiday as to the transaction of all business. Some facilities may experience reduced hours or early closings on the eve of a holiday. View the Town Calendar for more information.

Schools and Colleges


South Hill Elementary SchoolSouth Hill Elementary SchoolAll Mecklenburg County Public Schools are fully accredited (state and national).  We have a highly qualified teaching staff with low student-teacher ratios (19:1).

Park View High School
205 Park View Circle, South Hill, VA  23970 (grades 9-12)

  • Recently earned the Virginia State Board of Education's VIP Competence to Excellence Award. 
  • Recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in America and was awarded a bronze medal. 

Park View Middle School
365 Dockery Road, South Hill, VA  23970  (grades 6-8)

South Hill Elementary School
1290  Plank Road, South Hill, VA  23970  (grades K-5)

Mecklenburg County School Board
(434) 447-7631


Lake Country Advanced Knowledge CenterLake Country Advanced Knowledge Center

Southside Virginia Community College (434) 949-1000, located 16 miles from South Hill, offers a variety of technical, vocational, customized industrial, liberal arts and Associate degrees programs. 

SVCC also offers courses and training at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill, (434) 955-2252, which features a cybercafé available to the public.


Monthly Meeting Schedule

South Hill Planning Commission
First Monday at 7PM (Town Hall Council Chambers)

South Hill Town Council
Second Monday at 7PM (Town Hall Council Chambers)

South Hill Revitalization Committee
Third Wednesday at noon (Town Hall Conference Room B)