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
- IMPORTANT: Due to October 1 falling on a Saturday this year, the Personal Property form filing deadline is extended through Monday October 3rd. You may file your form online.
- 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: Town of Bath, Town of Paw Paw & Cacapon 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, 2016.
- Personal Property Forms will be mailed out by the state on or about
June 28, 2016. These forms are preprinted with the information you gave the Assessors
Office last year. We need the information to be current as of July 1, 2016. List
all cars, boats, boat trailers, campers, motorcycles, cattle trailers, utility trailers,
4-Wheelers etc. Cross out any equipment you no longer own as of July 1, 2016. This
form is for tax year 2016. The only money due with this form is dog licenses. You
may now also file your form online.
- 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, 2016 until June 30, 2017.
- Homestead Exemption: Persons 65 years or older as of June 30, 2016
or those persons totally disabled can apply for Homestead Exemption. This allows
a $20,000 reduction on the real estate assessed value. It does not affect personal
property. You may apply for the Homestead Exemption from July 1, 2016 through December