County Sheriff - Tax Office
Chief Tax Deputy
Assistant Chief Tax Deputy
Term: 4 years
Wetzel County Sheriff's Office Tax Division
200 Main Street
New Martinsville, WV 26155
Chief Tax Deputy
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.
WHEN VISITING THE COURTHOUSE
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.