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Job Opening-Deputy Clerk

Job Description: Download  PDF File

Application: Download  PDF File

Round 3 Disaster Recovery Grant

Round 3 Scott Co. Disaster Recovery Fund Grant Application: Download  PDF File

ITB-Scrap Metal

ITB-Scrap Metal: Download  PDF File

Democratic Primary Voting Notice

Democratic Primary Voting Notice: Download  PDF File

Sample Ballot: Download  PDF File

ITB-Janitorial Supplies

ITB-Janitorial Supplies: Download  PDF File

ITB-Survey Services

ITB-Survey Services: Download  PDF File

ITB-Pump Station

ITB-Pump Station: Download  PDF File

RFP-Fence Install

RFP-Fence Install: Download  PDF File

ITB-Partial Reroofing

ITB-Partial Reroofing: Download  PDF File

ITB-PSA Mini Excavator

ITB-PSA Mini Excavator: Download  PDF File

Emergency Communications Dispatcher

Must be able to perform technical and administrative work. Must be able to answer emergency and administrative phone lines and dispatch emergency responders in emergency situations. County employment applications will be accepted until position filled. Submit your application in a sealed envelope with resume marked “Confidential – Dispatcher” to Freda R. Starnes, County Administrator, 190 Beech St, Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Pay DOQ/E. EOE. For more information, call 276-386-7220 or 276-386-6521.

Application: Download  PDF File

RFP-Window Safety Film

RFP-Window Safety Film: Download  PDF File

Primary Election Notice-Governor

Primary Election Notice-Governor: Download  PDF File

Special Election-Weber City

Special Election-Weber City: Download  PDF File

Special Election-Commonweath Attorney

Special Election-Commonweath Attorney: Download  PDF File

Special Election - Nickelsville

Special Election - Nickelsville: Download  PDF File

Solid Waste Attendant

Part time (24 hours/week) position without benefits. Pay set at minimum wage. Open until filled. Submit a Scott County Employment Application to: Scott County Public Works, 190 Beech St. Suite 201, Gate City, VA 24251. Performs responsible, knowledgeable work involving a variety of assignments at the Solid Waste Center; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Supervisor, Solid Waste Supervisor and indirectly by the Director of Public Works. FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: Checking vehicles that enter the Solid Waste Center; verifying origin of trash; ensuring no hazardous materials are present; assisting with recycling; directing patrons to appropriate collection bins; maintaining collection sites in a neat and orderly manner; assisting patrons as needed with depositing trash in bins. Questions – call (276) 386- 6521. EOE.

Application: Download  PDF File

FY20 Audit

FY20 Audit: Download  PDF File

Reassessment News Release

Reassessment News Release: 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  

Declaration of Local Emergency

Declaration of Local Emergency: Download  PDF File

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:

  • Comprehensive Policy Management Team – Child Serving Private Agency Representative one (unexpired term)
  • Recreation Advisory Board - District Three (unexpired 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