Tax Division

Tax Division

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Tax Office is located at the Putnam County Courthouse. Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday’s 8:00 am-7:00 pm.

When mailing tax payments, please mail to: 236 Courthouse Drive Suite 8, Winfield, WV 25213. Also, please make your check out to Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese.

Residents may contact the Tax Division at (304) 586-0204 with tax questions. Below is more detailed information regarding taxes:

Information about your taxes

Assessment date constitutes a fixed reference to a particular day upon which ownership and value are to be ascertained for future levy.

Every July 1 is the assessment date. This information is used to establish the amount of taxes for the following year beginning with January and ending on December 31.

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New Homeowners Real Estate Tax Bills

Each July 1st the file for all property is frozen in regard to the value, name and address that is utilized to prepare and mail tax bills for the following tax year. This is particularly important, when you are purchasing real estate as the tax bills will be mailed to the former owner. Tax bills are mailed on July 15th of each year. If you have not received a tax bill by July 25th of any year, you should call the tax office and request a bill. You may reach the tax office at (304) 586-0204 or goggle Putnam County Tax Lookup.

Tax bills will be prepared and mailed during the month of July in the year following the year mentioned above. In other words the current year tax is based on July 1 of the previous year. The current year taxes cover the period January 1 to December 31. The tax bills for the current year are mailed on July 15.

Personal Property Tax Cycle

On July 1 of each year, the Putnam County Assessor mails a personal property declaration form to each individual and business registered with the Assessor’s Office. If you do not receive this form, please call (304) 586-0206 if you are an individual or (304) 586-0206 if you operate a business.

These forms are to be completed and returned by September 1 of each year for Business and October 1 for Personal Property to the Assessor’s Office.

Based on the information you supply, the Assessor’s Office will determine the “assessed value” of your personal property. The “assessed value” and the mileage, which is based on the area where you reside or where the personal property is located, will determine the amount of tax which you must pay.

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