Pocahontas County Assessor's Office
Assessor - Tom Lane
Website address: http://www.pocahontascountyassessor.com
Mapping and Transfers Department
Real Estate and Personal Property Department
900 Tenth Avenue Suite C
Marlinton, WV 24954
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (holidays off)
Phone: 304-799-4750 Fax: 304-799-6132
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get my dog license?
Pocahontas County requires dog owners to register their dogs and acquire a tag for each dog to wear on his/her collar. These tags may be purchased at the County Assessor’s Office located in Marlinton. The price of the tag varies based on where you live. If you live in a corporation (Marlinton, Hillsboro, and Durbin) the tags are $6 each. In all other unincorporated areas in the county the tags are $3 each.
What factors determine my tax rate?
The tax rate is set each year by the County Commission at the second meeting in April. The rates are different for districts and corporations. The rate also varies between classes (Class II and Class III).
Personal House – Class II
Vacant land – Class III
Rental property/business – Class III
* In a corporation (Marlinton, Hillsboro, Durbin) Class III is Class IV
How am I assessed?
* Commercial vs. Residential
* City vs. Country
* Farm land
* Percentage of purchase price