ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Town of Richlands now accepts debit and credit cards for payment. We currently accept Visa and Mastercard with a $3.00 convenience fee for each transaction.

If you are about to have work done to your home or business and would like to check on the status of a business license for the contractor just call Richlands Town Hall at 276-964-2566 with the contractors name and we will give you the status.

The Town of Richlands received $52,000 from Tazewell County Board of Supervisors thru federal funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The grant funds were awarded to forty-four local businesses on August 25,2020. The Town of Richlands appreciate all our business owners. Click Here to see more.

The Town of Richlands is excited to announce that we will be placing banners of our Veterans in the Town of Richlands. If you are interested in purchasing a Veterans banner the cost is $50. You may stop by Community Development Center in front of the Richlands Post Office to fill out an application. Please include service photo, service dates, along with branch & rank. If you have questions you can call Connie Allen at 276-964-2564.

Rebuild VA, which is administered by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), successfully launched on August 10. SBSD and its program partners, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, made the decision to expand eligibility criteria after analysis of eligible and ineligible applications received within the first 30 days of the launch. For additional information about Rebuild VA, expanded eligibility criteria, covered expenses, and how to submit an application, please visit governor. CLICK HERE

The Tazewell County Small Business Recovery Grant is now OPEN! The Tazewell County Board of Supervisors has allocated $250,000 of funding to be administered by the Tazewell County Industrial Development Authority for businesses located in the County with 25 or less employees that have been impacted by COVID-19. Grants range from $1,000 - $10,000 and may used to pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, PPE and payroll. Recipients will need to document expenses. To download the application Click Here Don't miss this opportunity! Deadline is 4:30 pm on Monday, October 12th! All small businesses are strongly encouraged to apply!

Click Here For Information on the Tazewell County Emergency Meals Program

Click Here for Announcements about Richlands High School

Click Here For Billing and Financial Hardship Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Click Here For Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Executive Order 53



PUBLIC NOTICE:

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Richlands is taking action to ensure continuity of all operations and services. As you know, Governor Northam officially announced a State of Emergency last week. The Town is implementing suggested measures while continuing to operate and provide services. Therefore, to ensure the well-being and health of our community and staff we urge all residents/customers to please limit any unnecessary in person transactions and/or visits to town hall and other governmental facilities. We encourage everyone to please take advantage of the drop box for any payments, documents, etc. as well as our Automatic payment option (ACH) and credit/debit card payments by phone. The Town will waive the convenience/service fee for debit/credit card payments made by phone. We will also make arrangements for completion of the ACH enrollment form should you wish to enroll in the automatic payment option. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Town Hall office at (276)964-2566. Click Here for ACH Form Must Include Voided Check to Set Up Payment

The Richlands Town Hall will be closed to the public effective March 24th at 11:59 pm. Please take advantage of the drop box for any payments, documents, etc. as well as our Automatic payment option (ACH) and credit/debit card payments by phone. The Town will waive the convenience/service fee for all debit/credit card transactions made by phone. Staff will maintain their normal work schedules (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm) to process payments, assist customers by phone and if necessary, will provide curbside service for those customers with issues that cannot be resolved by telephone or drop box. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Town Hall office at (276) 964-2566.


The regularly scheduled Richlands Town Council Meeting time has changed from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. effective August 11, 2020.
Town Council Meeting Schedule 2020
September 8, 2020
October 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
Richlands Town Council will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.


Pursuant to Code of Virginia Section 15.2-2204 (1950), as amended, the Town Council of the Town of Richlands and the Planning Commission of the Town of Richlands will hold a joint public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richlands Municipal Building located at 200 Washington Square, Richlands, Virginia, for the following purpose: To consider amending the zoning map designation of that certain tract of land located at 430 Virginia Avenue, Richlands, Virginia (Tax Map Number 105B 04 0001-0003) from its current designation of R-2 (General Residential) to the designation R-2/B-2 (General Residential/Business).A copy of the proposed amendment and map showing the affected tract of land is available for inspection at the office of the Town Clerk in the Richlands Municipal Building, 200 Washington Square, Richlands, Virginia. Dated this September 28, 2020.

 

The Town of Richlands will recognize Halloween on October 31st 5pm-8pm with the understanding that participation is at the discretion of each individual citizen as far as trick or treating. Here is a summary of CDC Guidelines for Halloween Festivities CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 

The Richlands Industrial Development Authority is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Richlands Town Hall @ 3:00 p.m.

The Richlands Town Council recess meeting from October 13,2020 will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Richlands Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.


The Richlands Flood Mitigation Task Force will be meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Richlands Town Hall at 5:00 p.m.