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Tax Bureau

The Wayne County Tax Office is open
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
and on Thursday from 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

The Tax Office can accept payment, either in person, or by mail.
Checks should be made out to:
Sheriff of Wayne County
PO Box 218
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304-272-6723

Assessment Date means a particular day upon which ownership and valuation are to be ascertained for the purposes of allocation of liability for, and future levy of property taxes. Assessment date constitutes a fixed reference to a particular day upon which ownership and value are to be ascertained for future levy. July 1st of each year is fixed as the assessment date. This information is used to establish the amount of taxes for the following year.

An important message from the Wayne County, WV Tax Department:
New Homeowners Real Estate Tax Bills - Each July 1st the file for all property is frozen in regard to the value, name and address that is utilized to prepare and mail tax bills for the following tax year.

This is particularly important, when you are purchasing real estate as the tax bills will be mailed to the former owner.

An example: John and Susie Jones buy a house on August 15, 2000. During the closing the taxes for the year 2000 will be prorated between the seller and the Jones family for the year 2000. The Jones need to make sure that those year 2000 taxes are paid. The tax bill for year 2000 would have already been received by the seller on July 15th.
Now for the difficult part; because the seller owned the house on July 1, 2000, the tax bill for year 2001 will be prepared and mailed in the seller's name and mailed to the seller's address. Hopefully this tax bill will be forwarded by the seller to the new owner the Jones.

These tax bills are mailed on July 15th of each year. As a new owner, if you have not received a tax bill by July 25th of any year, you should call the tax office and request a bill. You may reach your tax office at 304-272-6723.

On July 1st of each year, the Wayne County Assessor mails a personal property declaration form to each individual and business registered with the Assessor's Office. If you do not receive this form please call 304-272-6357, or come into our office.

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P.O. Box 218 Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304.272.6378
Fax: 304.272.5200