Motor Vehicle Property Tax Adjustment Credit

Personal Property

The Personal Property Department has eight full- time Deputy Assessors who have received their Basic Assessment Training Certification from the West Virginia State Tax Department.  Each Deputy is responsible for assigning value on items of Personal Property.  Examples of personal property include automobiles, trucks, mobile homes, aircraft, boats, campers, motor homes; ATV’s, motorcycles and trailers.  Three Deputy Assessors are designated in Commercial/Business Personal Property Assessment.   Other areas of responsibilities:

  • Anti-Rabies Clinics (held annually in June)
  • Dog Tags    Sheep/Goats (Coyote Fund Fee)
  • Farm Use Vehicle Decals
  • Homestead/Disability Exemption (based residence located on leased land)
  • Military Exempt
  • Mobile Homes on Leased Land


Your assessor does not set your property tax.  Your bill is determined by multiplying a tax rate against your assessed value (60% of market value).  Remember, the Assessor determines the assessed value and the levy rate is determined by the legislature (for the Board of Education), the County Commission and the municipalities.   Click here for the current levy rates.

As a resident of Raleigh County, you are required by law to file an annual Personal Property Assessment based on personal property owned on July 1st of each year.  A pre-printed assessment form is mailed every July by our office, provided you have filed your assessment form the previous year. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FILE YOUR ASSESSMENT FORM ONLINE CLICK HERE. To print a blank assessment form click here.

This department is proud to provide excellent service to approximately 20,880 taxpayers including 2,085 businesses in Raleigh County.  We are ready to assist you with any questions you may have – contact us.

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