County Sheriff - Tax Office

Brenda Scheibelhood

Chief Tax Deputy

Vici Tusic

Assistant Chief Tax Deputy

Penney Harrison

Tax Deputy

Mandy Placer

Tax Clerk

Rhonda Blake

Tax Clerks

Phone: 304-455-8218

Fax: 304-447-2055

Term: 4 years

Wetzel County Sheriff's Office Tax Division
200 Main Street

New Martinsville, WV 26155

Chief Tax Deputy

Brenda Scheibelhood

Courthouse Hours:

Monday                    9AM – 4:30PM

Tuesday                    9AM – 4:30PM

Wednesday             9AM – 4:30PM

Thursday                  9AM – 6PM

Friday                       9AM – 4:30PM

The Tax Office falls under the title of Treasurer of the County which is the responsibility of the Sheriff. The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Tax Office:

  • Mail county tax statements

  • Collect all county personal property, supplemental, and real estate taxes

  • Distribute taxes to all levying bodies

  • Prepare and publish delinquent tax list

  • Enforce and collect payment of delinquent taxes

  • Notify owners and lienholders of delinquent taxes

  • Conducts Tax Lien Sale for delinquent real estate

  • Distribute monies collected for redemptions from Tax Lien Sale

  • Process the license renewals for Class A and Class G Motor Vehicles

  • Collect and issue Concealed Weapon Permits

  • Balance all county accounts

  • Prepare monthly financial statements for all county accounts

  • Serve as Conservator for incompetent individuals

The Assessor of every county is elected every four years. The position is required to be full-time in all but Class X counties. The base The Sheriff of the county serves as its chief law enforcement officer, charged with the responsibility of policing the county and keeping the peace, including the power to make arrests. A sheriff may not serve more than two consecutive terms. It is required to be a full-time position in all counties except Class X. In counties that operate county jails, the Sheriff has responsibility for administration of the jail and custody of the inmates. In addition to duties related to law enforcement, the Sheriff also serves as the Treasurer of the county and collects all taxes levied by the county. To assist the Sheriff in the performance of his/her duties, law enforcement deputies, tax deputies and legal process deputies may be employed. Correctional officers may also be hired in those counties which have a county jail. The salary range is $38,280 to $44,480 with additional compensation for tax collections not to exceed $15,000.


Due to COVID-19, Wetzel County Courthouse is subject to the following:

• Number of people entering will be limited.

• Masks and temperature screening required.

• Social distancing regulations to be observed along with all directives from the Supreme Court.

When visiting the courthouse, you will be required to enter through the main entrance on Main Street. If you require the use of handicap accessibility, there is a handicap accessible entrance on the south side of the building on Washington Street. 

In addition, there is handicap parking available on Washington Street near that entrance.

Our courthouse is a secure facility. You will be screened by security officers upon entry. You will be required to go through a metal detector and remove all metallic objects from your pockets. Any packages or bags will be x-rayed. All firearms are strictly prohibited.

We will do our best to make your visit friendly and convenient.