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Guide to Services (S - Z)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Schools
WISE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    (276) 328-8017
 
Senior Adult Services
ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT SERVICES
To prevent unnecessary and/or inappropriate institutionalization of older persons by the development and maintenance of comprehensive user-friendly community based long term care services; recognizing that families provide the bulk of care for older people and then developing a user-friendly comprehensive infrastructure to support family caregivers; and by serving as an active and responsible advocate on issues effecting older persons.
Services:  Specialized and public transportation (for all ages); Family Support (caregivers, personal care, Alzheimer's, senior volunteers); Nutrition and Wellness (Cancer support, employment services, meals on wheels, socialization and recreation); Elder Rights and Security (abuse prevention, legal and other counseling services).
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. (MEOC)
    (276) 523-4202
REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED
Qualifying individuals can receive up to $150.00 credit toward the County real estate taxes on their home.
Commissioner of Revenue
    (276) 328-3556
SeniorNavigator.org – "Your One-Stop Source for Information and Access to Community Programs and Services:  Empowering Seniors and Caregivers to Navigate.  SeniorNavigator helps hundreds of thousands of seniors and caregivers each year, guiding them to the vital support and information they need and equipping them with valuable tools to make educated decisions."
Senior Living Directory – "strives to be the most complete and unbiased source of lifestyle options for older citizens.  We have tried to list EVERY elder lifestyle option (no kidding).  We are also focusing on retirement planning, money and finance for seniors because we know that the wave of 76 million baby boomers is probably under prepared for the difficulties of retirement."
SOCIAL SECURITY
   
(276) 679-7633
Virginia Assisted Living Directory is a free and useful resource for Assisted Living, Alzheimer's, and long-term care available within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Septic Tanks
Permits and inspections.
Health Department
    134 Roberts Ave, SW
    Wise, VA 24293
    (276) 328-8000
 
Sewer Services
C-N-W REGIONAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT AUTHORITY
C-N-W manages and operates waste water treatment facilities in the Coeburn-Norton-Wise areas.  For service questions, contact the respective town or the City of Norton.
TOWN SEWER SERVICES
All towns have sewer service available to their residents and to some county residents in their immediate vicinity.  Contact the town in question to determine the scope of their service area.
Appalachia
    (276) 565-3900
Big Stone Gap
    (276) 523-4382
Coeburn
    (276) 395-3323
Pound
    (276) 796-5188
St. Paul
    (276) 762-9683
Wise
    (276) 328-6119
City of Norton
    (276) 679-1160
PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY
Provides water and sewer services to selected areas of Wise County.
    (276) 679-1263
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES LOCATION
Miss Utility - Location of existing facilities, new construction, etc.
    1-800-552-7001
 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Provides surveillance, investigation and education of all reportable communicable diseases.
Health Department
    134 Roberts Ave, SW
    Wise, VA 24293
    (276) 328-8000
 
Sheriff
Provides security for courts; responsible for the service of civil process, such as, warrant in debt, garnishment, show cause, etc., and the performance of all related duties including, but not limited to, evictions, levies and capias enforcement.  Management & operation of county jail facility;  management & operation of central dispatch & communications center. 
    (276) 328-3566 or (276) 328-3756
 
Small Business Assistance
MECC Small Business Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The SBDC provides one-on-one counseling, business education opportunities and resources to help small business owners or managers improve their business.  Contact Tim Blankenbecler, SBDC Director, for more information.
    (276) 523-6529
 
Social Services
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Services; food stamps; Temporary Aid to Needy Families; Medicaid; and general relief.
HUMAN SERVICES

Services:  child protective services; foster care and adoptions; services to the elderly; and child daycare.
    (276) 328-8056
 
Soil Analysis
Cooperative Extension Service
    (276) 328-6194
 
Soil Information
Provides general soils characteristics and information.
Cooperative Extension Service
    (276) 328-6194
 
Stephens Community Center
This building is available for rent for reunions, receptions, parties, and other special occasions. You must reserve the center in advance by paying a deposit (refundable if the facilities remain in good condition) and a rental fee.
(NOTE: As of January 1, 2016 the fee is $50.00 deposit and $40.00 for the rental)
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County Administrator - (276) 328-2321
 
Street Names
To change existing street name or name unnamed street.
County Administrator - E-911 Mapping Technician
    (276) 328-7119
 
Street Signs
To report missing or vandalized Street Name signs.
Wise County GIS Department - E-911 Mapping Technician
    (276) 328-7119
To report all other missing or vandalized street signs.
Virginia Department of Transportation - Wise Residency
    (276) 328-9331
 
Substance Abuse Services
ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Violations
    1-800-552-3200
Alcoholics Anonymous
    (276) 523-4545 (local chapter)
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is designed to provide accurate information about drugs and alcohol; teach students the necessary decision-making skills; show students how to resist negative peer pressure; suggest healthy alternatives to drug use; and build confidence and self-esteem.
Sheriff
    (276) 328-3756
Drug Violation Hotline (VA State Police)
    1-800-553-3673
Office on Youth
    (276) 523-5064
Planning District One Community Services Board
    (276) 523-2562
Parent to Parent Program - A parenting skills workshop with a strong drug and alcohol prevention focus.
    (276) 523-0682
Wise County Behavioral Health Services - Frontier Health
    (276) 523-8300 or (276) 523-8360
 
Subdivision of Land
How to subdivide your land and information regarding residential subdivisions.
Building and Zoning Dept.
    (276) 328-7119
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Tacoma School Community Center
This building is available for rent for reunions, receptions, parties, and other special occasions.  You must reserve the center in advance by paying a deposit (refundable if the facilities remain in good condition) and a rental fee.
(NOTE: As of January 1, 2016 the fee is $50.00 deposit and $40.00 for the rental).
County Administrator - (276) 328-2321
 
Taxes (Assessment)
For questions regarding real estate, personal property, and coal severance assessments, as well as, contractors licenses.
Real Estate Assessments Online (EagleWeb)
Commissioner of Revenue
    (276) 328-3556
 
Taxes (Payments)
(Also see Utilities Tax)
Real estate and personal property tax payments are accepted at the Treasurer's Office in the Wise County Courthouse.  Payments can also be made using Direct Payment, Credit/Debit Card Payment online, or at selected area banking institutions.
Treasurer's Office

    (276) 328-3666
 
Tax Return Assistance (State)
Commissioner of Revenue offers free assistance in completing the state income tax form for county citizens.
    (276) 328-3556
TAX FORMS
Federal - Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
State - Virginia Dept. of Taxation
 
Trash Disposal
(See Convenience Centers and Can Sites)
(See also Landfill)
 
TOURISM
General Information for Visitors to the Wise County area.
Wise County Tourism – http://www.visitwisecounty.com
    (276) 328-2321
Chamber of Commerce
    (276) 679-0961
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Underground Utility Location Services
Miss Utility
    1-800-552-7001
 
Utilities (Communications, Electricity, Water & Sewer)
COMMUNICATIONS
Cable Television
ComCast Cable
    (800) COM-CAST
InterMountain Cable - Serves portion of Pound, VA area
    (606) 478-9406
Local Telephone Service
Verizon Communications
    954-6222 (Residential)
    (800) 826-2355 (Business)
Internet Telephone Service (VoIP)
Vonage
    (888) 595-1703
ComCast Xfinity
    (800) COM-CAST
Local Internet Access (Dial-up & Broadband)
ComCast Xfinity
    (800) COM-CAST
InterMountain Cable - Serves portion of Pound, VA area
    (606) 478-9406
InternetProviders - broadband services
Verizon Online
    (800) 638-2026
Satellite Internet Access
DIRECTV Internet bundles (DIRECTVdeals.com)
    (855) 463-7359
dishNET
    (855) 548-5528
Exede
    (855) 627-2553
HughesNet
    (866) 293-8945
Wireless (Cellular telephone)
AT&T Wireless
    (276) 679-2014 (693 Commonwealth Dr, Norton, VA 24273
    (866) 559-4693
Appalachian Wireless (Ky. Cellular)
    (800) 452-2355
Verizon Wireless
ELECTRICITY
American Electric Power - Serves northernmost Wise County only
    (800) 956-4237
Old Dominion Power (Ky. Utilities Co.) - Serves the remainder of Wise County.
    (800) 981-0600
SunPower, the leading U.S. provider of solar panels
WATER & SEWER
Public Service Authority
Provides water and sewer services to selected areas of Wise County.
    (276) 679-1263
Town Services
All towns have water & sewer service available to their residents and to some county residents in their immediate vicinity.  Contact the town in question to determine the scope of their service area.
Appalachia
    (276) 565-3900
Big Stone Gap
    (276) 523-4382
Coeburn
    (276) 395-3323
Pound
    (276) 796-5188
St. Paul
    (276) 762-9683
Wise
    (276) 328-6119
Utilities Tax
For information about the tax charged on telephone, cell phone and electricity bills.
Commissioner of Revenue
    (276) 328-3556
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Vehicle Licensing
STATE LICENSING - Online Registration Renewal
Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles - Norton VA Office
(NOTICE: Beginning July 1, 2008, a $5 service fee will be added when renewing vehicle registrations at any DMV customer service center)
    1-866-368-5463 (Customer Contact Line - Toll Free)
 
Veterans Services
Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services
Big Stone Gap, VA Field Office
Service Area - The counties of Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Wise; the city of Norton
    Suite D-1, Clover Leaf Square
    Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
    (276) 523-1411
    (276) 523-5256 FAX
Veterans Exemption (Disabled) – County Taxes
Personal Property Taxes
Real Estate Taxes
For more information, contact the Commissioner of the Revenue
    (276) 328-3556
VA Loan Assistance
VA Home Loan Centers – help veterans, active duty and family members with VA Home loans.
    1-888-573-4496
Veterans United Home Loans
    1-800-884-5560
 
Victim/Witness Assistance
To assist victims and witnesses of crime.
    (276) 328-4421
 
Visitors
General Information for Visitors to the Wise County area.
Wise County Tourism – http://www.visitwisecounty.com
    (276) 328-2321
Chamber of Commerce
    (276) 679-0961
 
Vital Records & Health Statistics
For applications and copy of existing records (birth certificates, etc).
State Department of Health
Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics
P.O. Box. 1000 
Richmond, VA 23208-1000
    (804) 662-6200
 
Vocational Education
Wise County Career Technical Center offers a wide variety of course programs for public school students, which include design and technology, drafting, graphic communications, and electronic technology.  Regularly scheduled programs include many other trade skills programs common to the business and industrial community.  Various adult evening classes are offered based on interest and enrollment.
    (276) 328-6113  
 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. (MEOC) offers information on volunteer opportunities both for senior citizens and provides assistance to the elderly.
    (276) 523-4202
Office on Youth offers information on volunteer opportunities for youth and adults who wish to work with youth.
    (276) 523-5064
 
Voter Registration
Registration closes 29 days prior to an election.
REGISTRAR
    (276) 328-8331
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Waste Disposal
(See Convenience Centers and Can Sites)
(See also Landfill)
 
Water Services
PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY
Provides water and sewer services to selected areas of Wise County.
    (276) 679-1263
TOWN WATER SERVICES
All towns have water service available to their residents and to some county residents in their immediate vicinity.  Contact the town in question to determine the scope of their service area.
Appalachia
    (276) 565-3900
Big Stone Gap
    (276) 523-4382
Coeburn
    (276) 395-3323
Pound
    (276) 796-5188
St. Paul
    (276) 762-9683
Wise
    (276) 328-6119
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES LOCATION
Miss Utility - Location of existing facilities, new construction, etc.
    1-800-552-7001
 
Website (Wise County)
http://www.wisecounty.org
 
Wells
Permits and inspections for new or replacement wells.
Health Department
    134 Roberts Ave, SW
    Wise, VA 24293
    (276) 328-8000
 
Wills (Probate)
Circuit Court Clerk
    (276) 328-6111
 
Wise-TV (PEG channel)
Wise County Public, Educational and Government (PEG) information channel on ComCast Cable channel 19 and InterMountain Cable channel 67.  Tune in for Board of Supervisors meetings, School Board meetings, educational programs, change of schedule notices for schools, other public notices, etc.
    (276) 328-2321
 
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Supplemental food and education program for women who are pregnant, post-partum or breast feeding; infants up to one year of age; and children up to five  years.
Health Department
    134 Roberts Ave, SW
    Wise, VA 24293
    (276) 328-8000
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Youth Athletics
Wise County Youth Soccer
Wise County Youth Soccer is a volunteer, non-profit organization promoting soccer for the children of Wise County.
 
Youth Development
4-H Programs
Cooperative Extension service
    (276) 328-6194
Office on Youth
Advocates and promotes positive youth development. Facilitates access to services enhancing the quality of life through prevention of delinquency and substance abuse.
    (276) 523-5064
 
Youth and Family Programs
Information and referral to resources that address youth and family matters.
Office on Youth
    (276) 523-5064
 
Youth Awards Programs
Youth Services accepts nominations all year for youths making positive contributions to the community, and to adults who assist youth.
Office on Youth
    (276) 523-5064
 
Youth Issues
Statistics on issues; youth awards to recognize positive contributions to the community; and addressing current youth issues.
Office on Youth
    (276) 523-5064
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Zoning
INDUSTRY ZONING and REZONING
Economic Development works with the development community, as well as, the Building and Zoning Dept., to assess needs for current and future sites for industrial zoning.
    (276) 328-7119
ZONING PERMITS & ENFORCEMENT
To obtain a zoning approval permit or report businesses operating in a residential area or other possible violations of the county zoning ordinance
Building and Zoning Dept.
    (276) 328-7119
PROPOSED ZONING CHANGES
Advertised in The Coalfield Progress and The Post; adjacent property owners are notified; signs posted on property; public hearings held.
Building and Zoning Dept.
    (276) 328-7119
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