Understanding West Virginia Property Taxes

Overview of West Virginia Taxes

West Virginia collects a total of $16,294,723,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,721,949,000 comes from property taxes, or 10.6% of total revenue. As a result, West Virginia has the 48th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 50.2% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across West Virginia is $129,128, meaning the average West Virginia homeowner pays 0.53% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $5.31 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

West Virginia's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of West Virginia, there are important constants. West Virginia's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is July 1. West Virginia property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts in February the Board of Equalization . The date which property tax bills become due on is September 1 and March 1.

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Property Tax Information for West Virginia Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in West Virginia.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Barbour County $112,650 $348 $3.10
Berkeley County $173,282 $1,219 $7.00
Boone County $91,588 $461 $5.00
Braxton County $102,481 $386 $3.80
Brooke County $98,646 $595 $6.00
Cabell County $126,813 $836 $6.60
Calhoun County $83,209 $331 $4.00
Clay County $97,638 $316 $3.20
Doddridge County $115,050 $537 $4.70
Fayette County $92,969 $476 $5.10
Gilmer County $94,034 $457 $4.90
Grant County $128,365 $462 $3.60
Greenbrier County $133,286 $549 $4.10
Hampshire County $153,193 $660 $4.30
Hancock County $101,571 $591 $5.80
Hardy County $139,921 $528 $3.80
Harrison County $127,529 $749 $5.90
Jackson County $121,874 $684 $5.60
Jefferson County $232,831 $1,564 $6.70
Kanawha County $137,217 $808 $5.90
Lewis County $149,667 $587 $3.90
Lincoln County $105,078 $363 $3.50
Logan County $100,108 $428 $4.30
McDowell County $45,582 $133 $2.90
Marion County $121,435 $753 $6.20
Marshall County $124,774 $607 $4.90
Mason County $102,489 $511 $5.00
Mercer County $106,332 $469 $4.40
Mineral County $154,050 $733 $4.80
Mingo County $91,388 $289 $3.20
Monongalia County $198,078 $927 $4.70
Monroe County $117,274 $452 $3.90
Morgan County $171,636 $1,057 $6.20
Nicholas County $92,976 $398 $4.30
Ohio County $132,034 $818 $6.20
Pendleton County $127,445 $499 $3.90
Pleasants County $112,094 $655 $5.80
Pocahontas County $130,028 $385 $3.00
Preston County $121,974 $507 $4.20
Putnam County $161,173 $985 $6.10
Raleigh County $137,287 $620 $4.50
Randolph County $119,241 $450 $3.80
Ritchie County $89,357 $501 $5.60
Roane County $103,077 $444 $4.30
Summers County $104,278 $342 $3.30
Taylor County $127,619 $640 $5.00
Tucker County $130,015 $455 $3.50
Tyler County $97,730 $507 $5.20
Upshur County $139,949 $510 $3.60
Wayne County $98,097 $396 $4.00
Webster County $85,523 $209 $2.40
Wetzel County $96,568 $500 $5.20
Wirt County $85,422 $388 $4.50
Wood County $125,379 $762 $6.10
Wyoming County $70,842 $244 $3.40

Want to learn more about West Virginia property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Barbour County Berkeley County Boone County
Braxton County Brooke County Cabell County
Calhoun County Clay County Doddridge County
Fayette County Gilmer County Grant County
Greenbrier County Hampshire County Hancock County
Hardy County Harrison County Jackson County
Jefferson County Kanawha County Lewis County
Lincoln County Logan County McDowell County
Marion County Marshall County Mason County
Mercer County Mineral County Mingo County
Monongalia County Monroe County Morgan County
Nicholas County Ohio County Pendleton County
Pleasants County Pocahontas County Preston County
Putnam County Raleigh County Randolph County
Ritchie County Roane County Summers County
Taylor County Tucker County Tyler County
Upshur County Wayne County Webster County
Wetzel County Wirt County Wood County
Wyoming County

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