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(NOTE:  Visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com for Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)

All County Offices will be CLOSED on Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 in observance of Lee-Jackson Day (State Holiday)

All County Offices will be CLOSED on Mon., Jan. 20, 2020 in observance of Martin L. King, Jr. Day (Federal Holiday)


Effective July 1, 2019 Virginia Code Section 15.2-2511 requires the locality’s audit firm to present the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to the local governing body at a public session by the following December 31. If the audit is delayed, a locality must publish a statement that the required audit is pending, the reasons for the delay, and the estimated date of completion.

Wise County's Fiscal Year 2019 audit is not complete. The county has component units that are audited by different auditing firms. The county has not received the audit report from one of those firms. That firm recently merged with another firm and are behind on their audits. The Wise County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report’s estimated date of completion is February 29, 2020.


The 2020 Wise County Dog License/Tags are due by January 31, 2020.

In order to purchase a dog tag, any individual dog, whether male, female, or unsexed must be four (4) month’s old or over and verification of vaccination by a currently licensed veterinarian.

You may purchase either a one-year license at $5.00 each or a three-year license at $12.00 each.  Also available are kennel tags for up to 20 dogs at $25.00.

For further information, please contact Wise County Treasurer’s Office at (276) 328-4077.  Office hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.

NOTICE – Change to Materials Accepted for Recycling

Effective 10/14/19, Wise County will no longer accept plastic for recycling at any of our convenience centers.  This change in our recycling program was made because of the closure of the recycling company that accepted these materials.  We have worked for the past few months to identify new recycling companies in the region that would accept our plastic, but have been unsuccessful.  Wise County is continuing to look for possible new markets for our recyclables in hopes of offering plastic recycling to our citizens again in the future.  The following is a list of the materials that Wise County is currently accepting for recycling at our convenience centers: 

Newspaper & Magazines
Rubber Tires
Metal Appliances

Wise County also accepts all Electronic Waste such as computers, printers, flat screen monitors and tvs, and copiers for recycling at the Josephine Convenience Center in Norton.

At their Jan. 10, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2015 Virginia Maintenance Code – Part III of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (effective Sept. 4, 2018) for Wise County.  Full text of the Code is available for download --> HERE.

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Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next meeting in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main Street, Wise VA.

Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

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