West Virginia Tax Lien Certificates


In West Virginia, county tax collector's sell tax lien certificates to the winning bidders at the delinquent property tax sales. The winning bidders are those who are willing to pay the most to purchase the tax lien certificate.

Tax Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 11A-2-10 New Window)

Contact: County Tax Collector (Sec. 11A-1-4 New Window)

Interest Rate: 12% per annum (Sec. 11A-3-23 New Window)

Penalty Rate: None

Bid Procedure: Premium Bid (Sec. 11A-3-2 New Window)

Redemption Period: Eighteen (18) months (Sec. 11A-3-18 New Window)

Law: est Virginia Code, Chapter 11A, "Collection and Enforcement of Property Taxes." New Window

Additional Notes:

Redemption: According to (Sec. 11A-3-25 New Window) the premium or surplus portion of the purchasers bid will not draw interest but will be refunded upon redemption.

Applying for a Tax Deed: according to (Sec. 11A-3-19 New Window) the investor can apply for the deed 'At any time after the thirty-first day of October of the year following the sheriff's sale, and on or before the thirty-first day of December of the same year...' Which is approximately one (1) year following the purchase of the tax lien certificate.

However, according to (Sec. 11A-3-18 (a) New Window) the tax lien certificate will cease to 'remain a lien thereon for a period longer than eighteen months after the original issuance thereof'. In conclusion, the investor has approximately six (6) months to complete the tax deed process.

Furthermore, according to (Sec. 11A-3-18 (b) New Window) all 'rights of a purchaser shall be deemed forfeited and expired and no tax deed is to be issued on any tax sale evidenced by a tax certificate of sale where the certificate has ceased to be a lien pursuant to the provisions of this section...'

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Counties / Municipalities located in West Virginia

The following is a list of counties located in the state of West Virginia. Tax Lien Certificates for properties located in the following counties are sold at West Virginia county tax sales.

Learn more about each county's individual tax sale process by clicking on the name of the county for which you are interested from the list below:

County/Municipality:  Population: 
Barbour County, WV  15,557
Berkeley County, WV  75,905
Boone County, WV  25,535
Braxton County, WV  14,702
Brooke County, WV  25,447
Cabell County, WV  96,784
Calhoun County, WV  7,582
Clay County, WV  10,330
Doddridge County, WV  7,403
Fayette County, WV  47,579
Gilmer County, WV  7,160
Grant County, WV  11,299
Greenbrier County, WV  34,453
Hampshire County, WV  20,203
Hancock County, WV  32,667
Hardy County, WV  12,669
Harrison County, WV  68,652
Jackson County, WV  28,000
Jefferson County, WV  42,190
Kanawha County, WV  200,073
Lewis County, WV  16,919
Lincoln County, WV  22,108
Logan County, WV  37,710
Marion County, WV  56,598
Marshall County, WV  35,519
Mason County, WV  25,957
Mcdowell County, WV  27,329
Mercer County, WV  62,980
Mineral County, WV  27,078
Mingo County, WV  28,253
Monongalia County, WV  81,866
Monroe County, WV  14,583
Morgan County, WV  14,943
Nicholas County, WV  26,562
Ohio County, WV  47,427
Pendleton County, WV  8,196
Pleasants County, WV  7,514
Pocahontas County, WV  9,131
Preston County, WV  29,334
Putnam County, WV  51,589
Raleigh County, WV  79,220
Randolph County, WV  28,262
Ritchie County, WV  10,343
Roane County, WV  15,446
Summers County, WV  12,999
Taylor County, WV  16,089
Tucker County, WV  7,321
Tyler County, WV  9,592
Upshur County, WV  23,404
Wayne County, WV  42,903
Webster County, WV  9,719
Wetzel County, WV  17,693
Wirt County, WV  5,873
Wood County, WV  87,986
Wyoming County, WV  25,708




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