Land/County Collections

Due to the Coronavirus the County Collections Division of the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office will have limited hours during this period of time beginning Tuesday March 24, 2020.

Our hours of operation will be between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

If you call outside those hours please leave your name, number and a short message at 888-509-6568, ext. 2183.

All attempts will be made to return your phone calls as soon as possible. We will let you know as soon as we return to normal working hours. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. Stay Safe!

The County Collections Division's primary function is to return tax-delinquent lands to private ownership so the revenues derived can be allocated to the appropriate counties in West Virginia. This is accomplished by redemption of property and by offering the parcels at public auction. This Division is also responsible for preparing annual tax billing statements for each public utility company operating within West Virginia.

The West Virginia State Auditor serves as Commissioner of Delinquent and Nonentered Lands, Ex-Officio. In this capacity, he or she keeps records of lands nonentered to the State, sold for delinquent taxes and redeemed. Property owners have approximately eighteen months to redeem property before it is sold on the auction block.

 Search Delinquent Land

To search, enter a value in any or all of the fields below and then click the Search button. To narrow your search down, enter values in multiple fields.

  

 Search Sheriff Tax Sales

To search, enter a value in any or all of the fields below and then click the Search button. To narrow your search down, enter values in multiple fields.

  

 West Virginia Land Sales Listings

Each tract or lot will be sold to the highest bidder. The payment for any tract or lot purchased at a sale shall be made by check or money order payable to the sheriff of the county and delivered before the close of business on the day of the sale.

There are no land sale listings currently available.



 Land Sales Handouts

 Sold to Individual Inquiry

After the sale of any tax lien on any real property purchased at the delinquent land sales conducted by the sheriffs, the owner of, or any other person who was entitled to pay the taxes on, any real property purchased by an individual may redeem at any time before a tax deed is issued.

In order to redeem real property purchased by an individual in all counties with the exception of Kanawha and Wood Counties, the owner of, or any other person who was entitled to pay the taxes shall pay to the State Auditor in certified funds, the total amount payable to sheriff and the cost of the Certification of Redemption, as well to provide a signed affidavit for redeeming real estate as provide by the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office.

For the counties of Kanawha and Wood those redeeming must contact the County Clerk in those respective counties for the amount required to redeem.

 Sold To Individual Redemption Search

 Calculate NTR Cost

** Occupant/Regular Mail option is to be used for Class II properties in pursuant of West Virginia State Code §11A-3-1

Please be aware you must calculate cost separately for each certificate of sale you purchased. If you have multiple personal processes in various states for the same certificate you must enter them separately in the personal process field. The calculator will hold more than one entry.



*These rates are subject to change

 County Reports



 Online Payments to County Collections

By selecting a payment option below you will be taken to a secure server to complete your transaction on the West Virginia State Treasurer's website.


Working