Wythe County customers have in recent years been able to use credit cards for water, tax bills, permits and other county transactions without an additional credit card convenience fee or processing fee. The county's bank absorbed those charges, and savings were passed along directly to county customers. However, the bank ended that practice December 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022, all county credit card transactions for fees, services or taxes will be assessed a three percent transaction fee. Customers may avoid transaction fees by using cash or check. Signage has been placed at all customer service stations to notify customers.