Mason County - West Virginia
Sheriff and Treasurer
|Business Office||304 675-3838|
|Tax Department||304 675-1047|
|Law Enforcement||304 675-3838|
The Mason County jail can house up to 30 inmates. Four beds are allocated for use by females. Inmates are fed three hot meals a day. There is a weight room available for use daily. Weather permitting, an secure exercise area is available on the roof for outdoor exercise. Visiting days are three times weekly, call for schedule.
Our staff consists of six correction officers.
In the State of West Virginia, the Sheriff, in additional to being the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, is the Treasurer for the county government. As such, he or she operates the Tax Office.
The Tax Office is responsible for the collection of Mason County Personal Property and Real Estate Taxes. Taxes become due and payable on July 15th of the current year and become delinquent the following April 30th. Back or prior year delinquent Real Estate taxes that are not paid go to a tax lien sale, usually conducted in November.
The tax office also provides renewal license stickers for West Virginia Vehicles. Class A and G vehicle license can be renewed here. There is a $1.00 county renewal fee for processing. Be sure to bring your tax and insurance information.
Office hours are Monday through Friday - 8:30am till 4:30pm. As a service to taxpayers we are open until 6:00pm on the last working day of each month.
Taxes paid to Mason County generates the revenue to provides the services taxpayers receive from each of the county departments. Review the other departments under county government to better understand the vital services available. The Tax Office makes every effort to make paying your taxes as easy as possible. Tax bills are mailed annually but payments can be made semiannually. No notice is sent informing you that additional taxes are due. If you elect the semiannual payment - it is your responsibility to remember when the second payment is due. The Tax Office responsibility is to collect taxes. If you disagree with the amount of taxes assessed on your property, contact the Assessors Office.