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The County of Wise and the Wise County Public Service Authority will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Wise County Courthouse, to solicit public input on a proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Glamorgan Sewer Project. The project will involve the extension of public sewer service through the Glamorgan community northwest of the Town of Wise. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

A draft CDBG proposal or a fact sheet will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries, including the number of low- and moderate-income residents to benefit from the proposed project, and plans to minimize displacement. Citizens will also be given an opportunity to comment on Wise County’s past use of CDBG funds. A fact sheet on the project will also be available at LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, Duffield, Virginia. For additional information, contact Frank Kibler at LENOWISCO, (276) 431-2206.

Complaints and grievances can be submitted in writing to Mr. Mike Hatfield, Wise County Administrator, at the Wise County Courthouse, at P.O. Box 570, Wise VA 24293, or by phone at (276) 328-2321 until the date of the hearing.

If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call either number listed above.


Effective March 15, 2020, the green box dumpsters located on Honeybranch Road will be removed and the site will be closed down.  All residents of Wise County that are currently using this site are directed to take your trash to the convenience center located on Rt. 58, just above the Virginia City Power Plant.  This decision was made due to the health & safety hazard posed to the public by the bears in and around this site.


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.


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.

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., March 9, 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.

Thu., March 12, 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.

Tue., March 17, 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.

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