Welcome!

Welcome to the Morgan County Assessor’s Office website.

My staff and I appreciate this opportunity to serve you, and would like to welcome you to our website. We are diligently working to make this office more efficient and to provide you, the citizens of Morgan County with a variety of accessible services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From various tax filing forms, guides for filing those forms, filing dates and much more. We will continue to improve our website and provide you with the most up-to-date information, so that we can better serve your needs and interest.

The duty of the County Assessor under the West Virginia Constitution is to determine the value of real and personal property for the purpose of taxation. The role of the Assessor in the property taxation process is frequently misunderstood. It is often said that the Assessor increased the taxes, but in reality the Assessor’s only role is to fairly determine the true and actual appraised (fair market) value of real and personal property and to place in the proper tax class.

Our goal is to serve you, the taxpayers of Morgan County with honesty, integrity and professionalism. Please call the office @ (304) 258-8570 with any questions, problems or concerns you may have and either my staff or I will be more than happy to assist you in a timely manner.

Ronald G. McIntire, Morgan County Assessor

News from Our Office

  • NOTICE TO ALL MORGAN COUNTY TAXPAYERS

    MORGAN COUNTY ASSESSOR’S NOTICE PERTAINING TO ANNUAL REVIEW OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HAS CHANGED

    WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST VIA PHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL

    Due to the very fluid situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the notice which was posted yesterday on County Commission web site, the Assessor’s website and will be advertised in the Morgan Messenger on Wednesday the 25th, 2020, regarding our Annual Review of Residential and Commercial Property has changed.

    The Annual Review of Residential and Commercial Property will be postponed for the next two weeks. No one from the Assessor’s Office will be reviewing properties.

    We are however, able to help anyone via phone (304-258-8570), fax (304-258-7308) or e-mail. Please see contact information located on our website https://morgan.wvassessor.com/, under the “OUR OFFICE” tab. We look forward to serving you during these extraordinary times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    DUE DATES TO REMEMBER

    • **HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION DECEMBER 1, 2020**

      Deadline to sign up for 2021 tax bill – thru December 1, 2020. Homestead Exemption applications will be accepted thru the end of business day December 1, 2020. SEE TAX INFORMATION TAB (BELOW) HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION & SENIOR CITIZENS TAX CREDIT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    • NEW RESIDENTS PLEASE VIEW TAX INFORMATION TAB–NEW RESIDENT INFORMATION FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, CORRECT TAX CLASS, IMPORTANT FILING DATES AND EXEMPTIONS WHICH MAY APPLY TO YOU.
    • A notice has been added under the Forms Tabs, titled Report Out of State Tags, for anyone wishing to report persons living in WV with Out of State Tags. You will remain anonymous.

    • In order to maintain fair market value, the state requires us to review each of the eight districts in Morgan County on a three year rotation. This year the Morgan County Assessor's Office will be reviewing the following districts: Allen and Bath beginning in March. We will also be reviewing new construction in all other districts: Allen, Bath, Town of Bath, Cacapon, Town of Paw Paw, Rock Gap, Sleepy Creek, and Timber Ridge, which will start approximately July 1, 2020.

    • Dog Licenses: All dogs in the county must be licensed once they are six months old. Tags are available in the Assessor’s office for $6.00 each in the Towns of Bath (Berkeley Springs) and Paw Paw, and $3.00 each elsewhere in the county. Dog license are good for one year, from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020.

    • Managed Timber: INITIAL CONTRACT due before July 1 of any year – (Good until canceled in writing by landowner). ANNUAL APPLCATION – Must be submitted to the Division of Forestry between March 1 and September 1 of each year SEE LINK TAB (BELOW) MANAGED TIMBER - FOR DIVISION OF FORESTRY’S WEB SITE FOR ADDDITIONAL INFORMATION.
    • Increase letter were mailed by the State Tax Department January 3, 2020.
      SEE TAX INFORMATION TAB BELOW/APPEALING YOUR ASSESSMENT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      West Virginia Law requires each county Assessor to value all property at its fair market value. The fair market value is the value the property would bring if offered for sale on the open market and negotiated between a willing buyer and a willing seller. The fair market value of a property is the same for taxes as it would be for obtaining a loan through a bank or selling the property on the open market. Once the Assessor has determined the fair market value using the rules and guidelines provided by the State of West Virginia, the Assessor then reports 60% of that as the “assessed value” to the levying bodies for them to set the tax rates. The law provides for an informal appeal to the Assessor first. If you choose, you must notify the Assessor within 8 business days after receiving your notice that you would like a review of your property values. If you and the Assessor’s office come to an agreement, then you do not need to go before the County Commission sitting as Board of Equalization and Review or Board of Assessment Appeals. If you and the Assessor’s office cannot come to an agreement then you can appeal to the County Commission to be heard either in February or October (Board of Appeals-must request by February 20th). The County Commission will give you a date and time for you to appear and present your evidence.

    • Dates the BOE meet for 2020 are as follows;
      MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020 9:30 AM
      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 9:30 AM
      TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 9:30 - 11:00 AM
      Will be held at the Paw Paw Senior Center
      FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 9:30 AM
      *WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:30 AM*
      (The County Commission intends to adjourn sine die on February 19, 2020)