County Quick Facts

  • Location
  • Utilities
  • Personal Property
  • Real Estate
  • Building Permits
  • Labor Data
  • Largest Employers
  • Transportation

Tazewell County is in the southwestern portion of Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. It is a region of beautiful green mountains, rolling hills and wide-open valleys that covers 522 square miles. The county's accessibility to Interstates 77 and 81 makes it a convenient location for all markets east of the Mississippi and the Midwest. Richmond, the state capital, is 281 miles northeast; Roanoke is 110 miles east; and Bristol is 70 miles southwest.  The county is ideally located within the geographic center of the east coast and within one day’s drive of 50% of the most populous states in the country.

Location Map


County - AEP Appalachian Power.

Town of Richlands - the Town of Richlands owns and operates its own electricity.


Water and Wastewater

Water and wastewater services are provided by the Tazewell County Public Services Authority (PSA).  The towns of Bluefield, Pocahontas, Richlands and Tazewell, also provide services to their citizens.

Solid Waste Disposal

Tazewell County Sanitary Landfill

Natural Gas and Propane

Appalachian Natural Gas (limited)

Bluefield Gas (subsidiary of RCG Resources)

There are several providers of propane in the county.


Telephone Service

Verizon Communications
Burkes Garden Telephone Service


Fiber Provider

Verizon and Optinet, a Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) company


4G Wireless Network - wireless phone coverage and high-speed internet services.

LTE 4G Services

The Board of Supervisors establishes a personal property tax rate each year. The tax rate may vary according to category. 

Vehicles, campers, utility trailers, boats $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Business Furniture and Fixtures $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Machinery & Tools $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Merchant's Capital $3.80 per hundred dollars assessed value
Mobile Homes $0.55 per hundred dollars assessed value
Aircraft $0.50 per hundred dollars assessed value

The real estate tax rate as of July 1, 2014 is fifty-five (55) cents per $100 of assessed value.


Mailing Address:
108 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

Physical Address:
106 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

276-385-1215 phone
276-988-0811 fax

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm excluding holidays

Tazewell County 43,287
Extended Labor Market Area 294,553
Labor Force (2016) 
Tazewell County 15,969
Extended Labor Market Area 114,048
Unemployment (April, 2017) 
Tazewell County 5.9%
Extended Labor Market Area 5.4%
Underemployment (1st quarter 2017) 
Tazewell County 1,660
Extended Labor Market Area 14,333

Click here for more labor market information from the Community Profile - source-


50 Largest Employers

  1. Tazewell County School Board
  2. Wal Mart
  3. Clinch Valley Community Hospital
  4. Cumberland Mountain Community Services
  5. Southwest Virginia Community College
  6. Pocahontas State Correctional
  7. Lowes' Home Centers, Inc.
  8. Tazewell County Virginia
  9. Food City
  10. McDonald's
  11. First Community Bank
  12. Appalachian Agency for Seniors
  13. Bluefield College
  14. Joy Technologies
  15. Magic Mart
  16. Heritage Hall
  17. Town of Bluefield
  18. Knox Creek Coal
  19. Jennmar Corporation of Virginia
  20. Town of Richlands
  21. Tazewell Community Hospital
  22. Spandeck Inc
  23. Pyott Boone Electronics Inc.
  24. Clinch Valley Community Action
  25. Food Lion

26.  Westwood Medical Park Ope LLC
27.  Aramark Services
28.  Clinch Valley Physicians LLC
29.  Cardno Inc.
30.  Wendy's
31.  Grants Supermarket
32.  Hardee's
33.  Clinch River Forest Products I
34.  Tammy Bostic
35.  Contemporary Builders
36.  Pemco Corporation
37.  K.S. & J. Roustabout
38.  Tazewell County Board of Social Services
39.  Interim Healthcare
40.  Nash Finch
41.  Town of Tazewell
42.  Ramey Chevrolet Inc.
43.  Emats Inc
44.  Valley Mart
45.  CNX Gas Company
46.  Pounding Mill Quarry Corporation
47.  Reliant Pro Rehab LLC
48.  Family Preservation Services
49.  Postal Service
50.  Kwik Kafe Vending Company

Source: Virginia Employment Commission,
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), 2nd Quarter (April, May, June) 2015

General Aviation Service
Name Runway Length
Tazewell County Airport 4300 ft
Mercer County, WV Airport 4731 ft
Commercial Passenger
Name Time
Roanoke Regional Airport 1 hour 47 minutes
Tri-Cities International Airport, Blountville, TN 1 hour 26 minutes
Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV 1 hour 52 minutes
Piedmont Triad International Airport 2 hours 21 minutes
Charlotte Douglas International Airport 2 hours 47 minutes
Name Distance
Port of Virginia 387.0 miles
Other Ports of Entry
Name Distance
New River Valley Airport - Virginia Trade Port 66.9 miles
TriCities 85.8 miles
Port of Washington-Dulles 335.9 miles
Interstate Access
Location Time
I-81 Wytheville 41 minutes
I-77 Bluefield, WV 20 minutes
I-64 Beckley, WV 66 minutes
Rail Service
Name Location
Norfolk Southern Railroad Throughout County
Motor Freight
Local Terminal Location
J&S Transport Tazewell
J&M Transport Bluefield
Bluefield Transport Bluefield