In accordance with Chapter 11, Article 3, Section 2A of West Virginia Code, the Assessor’s office is mandated to notify all property owners whose assessments have increased more than 10{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}. These notices will be mailed by January 15, 2015. Increases may be due to an update of previous information, new construction, values set according to recent sales, and/or mineral value.
If the increase is in coal value, this is in accordance with WV Code 11-1A-11 and 11-1C-5b, which revised the method for valuation of active and reserve coal property. If the increase is in oil & gas value, you may have received more income from your producing gas well in the year 2013. All mineral appeals must be heard by the State Tax Department in hearings to be held on February 19, 2014.
House Bill 4127, passed by the 1990 West Virginia Legislature, requires County Assessors to have all real estate on the land books at 60{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} of its current market value. This legislation also requires that assessors conduct a physical review of real estate appraisals on a three year cycle. Assessed values are completed for the tax year 2015 and are available for review in the Randolph County Assessor’s Office. Should you have any questions concerning the assessment of your property, please contact my office in person or phone 304-636-2114. If you disagree with the value of your property, you may request an informal review with the Assessor’s Office. You may also appeal the valuation to the Randolph County Commission sitting as the Board of Review & Equalization until February 20, 2015, which is the adjournment date for the Board.

Phyllis K. Yokum
Randolph County
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