(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.)
ATTENTION: The FY 2016-17 County Financial Audit is now available for download.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
The Board of Equalization for Wise County will meet on the days listed for the purpose of hearing complaints and equalizing assessments. Upon hearing such complaints, the Board will give consideration and EITHER INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM SUCH ASSESSMENTS. “In all cases brought before the board, there shall be a presumption that the valuation determined by the assessor is correct. The burden of proof on appeal to the board shall be on the taxpayer to rebut the presumption and show by a preponderance of the evidence that the property in question is valued at more than its fair market value or that the assessment is not uniform in its application and that it was not arrived at in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practices, procedures, rules, and standards as prescribed by nationally recognized professional appraisal organizations such as the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and applicable Virginia law relating to valuation of property. Mistakes of fact, including computation, that affect the assessment shall be deemed not to be in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practice.” Virginia State Code 58.1-3379B
Appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call (276) 328-2321, commencing March 26, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The Board of Equalization will meet in Hearing Room #250 at the Wise County Courthouse 206 E Main St in Wise. The dates and times are as follows:
April 3 – April 5, 2018 9AM-12NOON and 1PM-4PM
April 9 – April 11, 2018 9AM-12NOON and 1PM-4PM
April 16 – April 18, 2018 9AM-12NOON and 1PM-4PM
April 25 – April 27, 2018 9AM-12NOON and 1PM-4PM
Notice of Primary Elections to be Held – Tue., 06/12/2018
A Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic and Republican Parties for the offices of Member, United States Senate; Member, United States House of Representatives; and local offices. The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018. For more information, see the FULL NOTICE.
REVIVE! Training and Free Narcan Available at Local Health Depts
The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) LENOWISCO health district will offer REVIVE! training -- Virginia’s opioid overdose and naloxone education program -- and will provide Narcan® (naloxone) at no cost to those completing the short training session.
REVIVE! classes will be held in February at local health departments in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and will teach professionals, stakeholders and any concerned community member how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency by administering Narcan® (a brand name for naloxone). This medication reverses the effects of opiates on the brain, giving time for emergency services to respond and provide medical care. REVIVE! training also covers risk factors for opioid overdoses.
For more information, including locations and times of trainings being offered, please see the FULL NOTICE.
SUNDAY BEER AND WINE SALES NOW PERMITTED IN WISE COUNTY – 12/20/2017
Following the successful passage of the November 7, 2017 Referendum by Wise County voters, Sunday Beer and Wine Sales are now permitted in Wise County between the hours of 12:00 p.m. each Saturday and 6:00 a.m. each Monday. See the Final Court Order for more details.
NOTICE – On each Friday of the month from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, help will be available at Mountain Empire Community College Library to assist with genealogy.