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Public Notice-Zoning

Public Notice-Zoning: Download  PDF File

Amended Comprehensive Plan

Amended Comprehensive Plan: Download  PDF File

Public Notice-Bristol Transportation District

Public Notice-Bristol Transportation District: Download  PDF File

Refuse Truck Driver

Scott County, VA – Refuse Truck Driver– Full-time position with benefits. Accepting applications-open until filled. Operates heavy equipment including but not limited to: front loading packer truck; roll-off truck; terminal tractor (yard dog); performs required maintenance on equipment; conducts routine inspections; performs other duties as assigned. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B or higher. Starting annual salary $30,000 with benefits, including: Virginia Retirement System, Paid Holidays, Vacation Time, and participation in health and life insurance plans. To apply submit Scott County Employment application and resume to Scott County Public Works, 190 Beech St., Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Questions – call (276) 386- 6521. EOE.

Application: Download  PDF File

Public Notice-Falin Hollow Water Project

Public Notice-Falin Hollow Water Project: Download  PDF File

Public Notice-Board of Equalization

Board of Equalization: Download  PDF File

Public Hearing Notice-Amend Budget

Notice is hereby given that on June 1, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, in the Board Room of the Scott County Administrative Offices, located at 190 Beech Street, 2nd floor, Gate City, Virginia 24251, the Scott County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to amend the Scott County FY 2022 Budget. Amendments include appropriations of $236,567 to Fund 1 Refuse Collections, $76,730 in Fund 1 Grant Money, $104,017 in new funds for the Sheriff’s Office and $145,217 in new funds that have been received in various County departments since July 1, 2021.

Budget FY22 Amended: Download  PDF File

Public comments are invited at the hearing and prior to by emailing fstarnes@scottcountyva.com.

This public hearing is being held at a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing sign language interpreter services for the deaf must request these services five working days in advance of the scheduled public hearing by calling the County Office at (276)386-6521 or TDD (276)386-9111 which is Scott County’s Central Dispatch.

By: Freda R. Starnes, Clerk Scott County Board of Supervisors

Public Hearing Notice-BOE Deadline

Notice is given that on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Community Services Building 2nd Floor, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, Virginia 24251, the Scott County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the possible adoption of an Ordinance to Set Deadline for Appeals and Disposing of Applications to Equalization Board. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file for public inspection at the County Administrator’s Office, County Office Building, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251.

Public comments are invited at the hearing and prior to by emailing fstarnes@scottcountyva.com.

This public hearing is being held at a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing sign language interpreter services for the deaf must request these services five working days in advance of the scheduled public hearing by calling the County Office at (276)386-6521 or TDD (276)386-9111 which is Scott County’s Central Dispatch.

By: Freda R. Starnes, Clerk Scott County Board of Supervisors

Regional Improvement Commission Meeting

The Regional Improvement Commission, created by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to disburse gaming tax proceeds to the 12 counties and two cities of the Bristol Transportation District, will hold its first formational meeting Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center, 1 Heartwood Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210. The Commission is a public body and meetings are open unless otherwise excluded from open proceedings under Virginia Code 2.2-3711.

Matthew C. Hankins
Commissioner, Wythe County

Solid Waste Attendant

SOLID WASTE CENTER ATTENDANT – site. Part-time, up to 24 hours per week. Requirements: Ability to lift 25 pounds, as well as demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions, work in a team environment, and greet the public in a courteous and helpful manner. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: verifying county residency of those using the facility, maintaining the Solid Waste Center in an orderly and clean manner, maintaining the refuse containers by painting as needed, and keeping the surrounding grounds manicured by weed-eating or mowing the grass. Post-offer/pre-employment physical exam and drug screen required. To apply, submit a Scott County application to Scott County Public Works Department, 190 Beech St., Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. An EEO employer.

Application: Download  PDF File

Clerical Position Temporary Full Time

Help Wanted – Clerical Assistance for Board of Equalization. Full-time, temporary. Those interested should complete an application and submit to County Administrator, 190 Beech Street, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251 by Friday, May 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Application: Download  PDF File

Emergency Communications Specialist

Job Description: Download  PDF File

Application: Download  PDF File

June Primaries Notice

June Primaries Notice: Download  PDF File

CARES Non-Profit Assistance Grant

CARES Non-Profit Assistance Grant: Download  PDF File

Public Notice-Board of Equalization

Public Notice-Board of Equalization: Download  PDF File

Comprehensive Financial Report

Comprehensive Financial Report: Download  PDF File

Covid-19 Vaccine Mobile Clinic

Duffield Volunteer Fire and Rescue Vaccine event: Download  PDF File

February Schedule: Download  PDF File

Emergency Purchase

Emergency Purchase: Download  PDF File

Reassessment Information

News Release: Download  PDF File

Reassessment Listings: Download  PDF File

Virginia Mass Appraisal Network: VamaNet  

Emergency Communications Specialist

Job Description: Download  PDF File

Application: Download  PDF File

Amended FY21 Budget

Amended FY21 Budget: Download  PDF File

FY20 Audit

FY20 Audit: Download  PDF File

Blackgum Emergency Declaration

Blackgum Emergency Declaration: Download  PDF File

Watch Board of Supervisors Meeting Live

Click the following link to visit Scott County, VA Government's YouTube Channel in order to watch the meeting live : Scott County,VA Government YouTube  

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information: Download  PDF File

Amended Zoning Ordinance 2017

Scott County Amended Zoning Ordinance: Download  PDF File

Comprehensive Plan - Final

Comprehensive Plan - Download PDF File

Important Information From E911 Director

October 1, 2013
It has been brought to my attention by the responding emergency agencies that cover Scott County, that building structures, such as businesses and houses are not displaying the number plates provided by the 911 office. This is a violation of a law, when the number is not posted on the building as outlined. Please follow the link below to read the ordinance and the specifics of posting your house and business number. If you have any questions please call our office at (276) 386-7220.

House Number Ordinance: Download PDF File

Summer Health Information

The following information was provided to Scott County by Eleanor S. Cantrell, MD, the LENOWISCO District Director:

While rabies exposures, tick-borne, and swimming-related illness can occur throughout the year, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) typically reports a greater number of each during spring and summer months.

Rabies exposures most commonly occur via a bite from an animal shedding rabies virus in its saliva, although an exposure is also considered to have occurred when saliva or brain material from a rabid animal gets into a fresh, open wound, or onto a mucous membrane (eyes, nostrils, mouth). While any mammal can become rabid, the animals considered highest risk for having transmiting rabies are wild carnivores (particularly raccoons, skunks and foxes). Bats are also considered high risk. Because bat teeth are small and their bites may be difficult to detect, it is important to be concerned about encounters with bats even if a bite is not readily apparent. Small rodents, including squirrels, and rabbits are not usually considered rabies risks unless sick or behaving abnormally. Dogs and cats that bite people can be observed for a period of time to see if they become ill, whereas there are no established observation times for wild animals.

Any possible human rabies exposure should be discussed proptly with your local health department (LHD). The LHD can evaluate the level of risk, facilitate confinement of domestic animals and testing of other animals, and assist the victim in obtaining appropriate treatment. Park management should contact the LHD during regular working hours to discuss potential exposure situations. Because rabies incidents can occur at night, on a weekend, or a holiday, we encourage park management to establish an after-hours contact plan with their LHD before these types of situations occur.

Regarding tick-borne illnesses, Virginia has seen a sharp increase in the incidence of a many tick-borne illnesses in the past five years, including: Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tick-borne illnesses are best prevented by citizens who take proper precautions while in outdoor tick habitats, are knoledgeable about the ticks that carry disease, and understand how to safely remove a tick from the body. Ready access to educational material in state parks can help citizens learn how to avoid and prevent illnesses caused by tick bites.

Finally, unintentional injury and illness resulting from recreational water use each year. Park management can play an active role in reminding park patrons to take certain precautions before participating in recreational water activities. People can become sick by swallowing or coming into contact with contaminated waters. The most common waterborne illnesses are gastrointestinal and may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is important to remind visitors that germs on the body can end up in the water and make other people sick. To prevent illness and injury, it is best to shower with soap before swimming and wash hands after using the restroom, avoid water going up the nose or in the mouth, and pay close attention to park signs posted along the shoreline.

Solid Waste Control Ordinance

Scott County Solid Waste Control Ordinance: Download (43 kB) PDF File

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule

Solid Waste & Recycling Schedule: Download (181 kB) PDF File

Tourism Maps

Agri-Trail: download (787 kB) PDF File
Motorcycle Trails: download (0.98 MB) PDF File
Horse Trails: download (717 kB) PDF File
Scenic Drives: download (758 kB) PDF File
Scott County Blueways: download (375 kB) PDF File
Clinch River Boat Access: download (967 kB) PDF File
Holston River Boat Access: download (506 kB) PDF File
Hiking and Walking Trails: download (363 kB) PDF File
Little Stoney Falls and Trail: download (283 kB) PDF File
Scott County Music Venues: download (1483 kB) PDF File

For more information about the sites listed on these maps, please contact Pam Cox at 386-6521 or .

More information is also avaliable at the Explore Scott County Link opens in a new broswer window website.

Subdivision Ordinance 2014

Scott County Subdivision Ordinance 2014: Download (197 kB) PDF File

Open Appointments

The Scott County Board of Supervisors is taking applications from citizens interested in serving on:

  • Building Code Appeals Board – one (five-year term)
  • Courthouse Facilities Committee – two (one-year terms)
  • Housing Authority – one (four-year term)
  • Public Service Authority – two (three-year terms)
  • Recreation Advisory Board District Five – one (unexpired term)
  • Recreation Advisory Board District Six – one (three-year term)

Application forms may be obtained at:
County Administrator's Office, County Office Building
190 Beech Street Suite 201
Gate City, VA 24251

by calling (276) 386-6521 or by download: Adobe Reader PDF File

Disclosure of Real Estate Holdings Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File
Statement of Economic Interests Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File
Financial Disclosure Form: Download (197 kB) PDF File