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West Virginia Property Records

What are West Virginia Property Records?

West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area and ranks 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

Property records in West Virginia are managed by each county's County Assessor or Registry of Deeds office. These offices are responsible for maintaining records on all real property located in their county.

 

Where to Find West Virginia Property Records

In order to find property records in West Virginia, you will need to contact the County Assessor or Registry of Deeds office in the county where the property is located. Each office has its website and contact information.

InfoTracer is a website that offers a wide range of public record searches, including property records.

 

What Information Can You Find in West Virginia Property Records?

West Virginia property records contain a wealth of information on homes and land in the state.

Below are some examples of the types of information you can find in West Virginia property records:

  • Owner's name
  • Property address
  • Deed history
  • Sales price history
  • Building permit history
  • Zoning information
  • Tax assessment records

This information can be helpful for various reasons, such as verifying ownership of a property, researching the history of a property, or determining the value of a home or piece of land.

 

West Virginia Property Tax Records

West Virginia has one of the country's lowest effective property tax rates. The state's annual effective tax rate is 0.57%.

You must contact the County Assessor or Tax Commissioner's office in the county where the property is located to look for property tax records.

 

West Virginia Registry of Deeds Offices

The Registry of Deeds office is responsible for maintaining records on all real property in their county. These records include deeds, mortgages, liens, and other documents related to property ownership.

Berkeley County Recorder of Deeds
100 West King Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia, 25401
Phone: 304-264-1927
Fax: 304-267-1794
https://www.berkeleywv.org/368/Document-Recording

Fayette County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 569
Fayetteville, West Virginia, 25840
Phone: 304-574-4226
Fax: 304-574-4335
https://fayettecounty.wv.gov/countyclerk/Pages/default.aspx

Kanawha County Recorder of Deeds
409 Virginia Street East
Charleston, West Virginia, 25301
Phone: 304-357-0130
Fax: 304-357-0585
https://kanawha.us/county-clerks-office/

Marion County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 1267
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26555
Phone: 304-367-5440
Fax: 304-367-5448

Monongalia County Recorder of Deeds
243 High Street
Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505
Phone: 304-291-7230
Fax: 304-291-7233
https://www.monongaliacountyclerk.com/

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions About West Virginia Property Records

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Property in West Virginia?

You have to find and contact the County Assessor or Registry of Deeds office in the county where the property is located and request a search of their records.

InfoTracer is the easiest way to find this information online. The search engine will return the owner's name, property address, and other relevant information.

How Do I Find Property Details Online?

Some counties do not have an online database of property records. In these cases, you must call or visit the county office to request the information.

InfoTracer makes it easy to find property records from any county in West Virginia. Other public records, such as criminal records, are also available.

Where are Deeds Recorded in West Virginia?

Deeds are recorded in the county where the property is located. You must contact the local county office to know the requirements for registering a deed.

How Do I Find Out About West Virginia Unclaimed Property?

The West Virginia State Treasurer's Office is responsible for managing unclaimed property.

You can also use InfoTracer's unclaimed public records search engine to search for unclaimed property online.

West Virginia Property Records Search