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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.)

LENOWISCO Small Business Recovery Assistance Program

One-time grants of up to $15,000 are being provided to eligible businesses within the district to offset business impacts during the pandemic. For more information, see the page on Wise County Economic & Industrial Development.

Early Voting in Virginia

Wise County voters will have new options for voting ahead of the November 3rd, 2020 Presidential Election.  Virginia will now be offering three distinct ways in which all eligible voters can choose to vote.  See the General Registrar's Full Release for more details.

PUBLIC NOTICE
FROM DELORES W. SMITH, CPA, MGT, WISE COUNTY TREASURER
NOVEMBER 2, 2020 DEADLINE TO PAY REAL ESTATE COUNTY TAXES

The Wise County second half Real Estate tax tickets have been mailed. If you own real estate and have ANY QUESTIONS about your property, please contact the Wise County Treasurer’s Office at (276) 328-3666 or (276) 328-4077.

Information provided by: Delores W. Smith, CPA, MGT, Wise County Treasurer

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOVEMBER 2, 2020 DEADLINE TO PAY COUNTY TAXES

The deadline to pay the second half of Wise County 2020 real estate taxes is November 2, 2020. 
After the November 2nd due date, penalty will be added to taxes that have not been paid.  The penalty is 10% or $2.00, whichever is greater, however, the penalty shall in no case exceed the amount of the original tax.  In addition, 5% interest per year will be charged beginning November 4, 2020.

Payments can be mailed to Wise County Treasurer, P O Box 1308, Wise VA 24293 or paid in person at the Wise County Treasurer’s Office located in Wise, during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Payments can also be placed in the DROP BOX, located near the parking garage entrance at the back of the Courthouse.

Citizens are offered the convenience of paying current taxes at the following banks:
First Bank & Trust in Wise and City of Norton;
Miners Exchange Banks in Appalachia, Coeburn, St Paul, Wise and City of Norton;
New Peoples Bank in Big Stone Gap, Esserville and Pound;
Powell Valley National Bank in Big Stone Gap and Wise

Provided for the taxpayer’s additional convenience, taxes may also be paid by credit/debit card through, www.webfeepay.com. A convenience fee of 2.75 % will be charged by the card provider. Also, taxpayers may call the Wise County Treasurer’s office and pay with a check by phone. A convenience fee of $3.00 will be charged by the provider for this service.
 
For address changes and questions about the assessment of your property, contact the Commissioner of Revenue Office at (276) 328-3556 or (276) 328-3557.

For questions concerning payments or if you have not received a tax ticket for property owned, please contact the Wise County Treasurer’s Office at (276) 328-4077.

Information provided by: Delores W. Smith, CPA, MGT, Wise County Treasurer

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Preventing Coronavirus Disease Spread in Your Community

How to prepare and take action for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – follow this Link.

Also, the LENOWISCO Health District has provided additional information – Coronavirus CovID-19 Letter and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Flyer.

"Wise County Economic Prosperity Opportunity Fund"

A COVID-19 Small Business Loan Assistance Program

Communities across the country are experiencing unprecedented economic devastation as efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic continue throughout Wise County, the State of Virginia, and the nation. Small, locally owned businesses - the lifeblood of our communities - have especially been hit hard by the economic fallout from efforts to combat the ongoing global health crisis.

In response, Wise County, in partnership with the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), the Wise County Board of Supervisors, Lenowisco PDC and the Wise County IDA is pleased to announce the development of the "Wise County Economic Prosperity Opportunity Fund". This small business loan program is being implemented to help Wise County small businesses bridge the gap between current finances and anticipated federal and state funding assistance.

For more information, see the Full Notice.

NEWS RELEASE

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.

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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Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Mon., Sept. 14, 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., Sept. 15, 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., Oct. 8, 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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Register with CodeRED Online, text "WiseVa" to 99411 or call Wise County directly at 276-328-7110 for assistance and don't forget to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.  

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