Assessor

The Wood County Assessor oversees the process of placing fair market value on real property and personal property, and maintains property records such as transactions, tax maps and sale of dog tags.

While the Assessor does not determine the tax rate or collect taxes, the office does handle certain resident disagreements. If property owners do not agree with their property appraisals, they may meet with the Assessor's appraisal office for a resolution. Learn more about the Assessor's Office and its operations through links to the left.

Business Taxes can be Estimated using the following formula:

MARKET VALUE OF BUSINESS X 60% = ASSESSED VALUE

ASSESSED VALUE X LEVY RATE = TAX (FULL YEAR)

Assessor's Office FAQ's

  1. What is the current tax rate?
    Download current tax rate information.
  2. When is property assessed?
    Property is assessed July 1.
  3. Do businesses need to fill out forms if they are no longer in business?
    Yes. It is extremely important to return the business assessment form marked "OOB" or "Out of Business".
    If the form is not returned, the previous year's assessment is carried over and appreciated 10% plus a penalty.
    It is the taxpayer's responsibility to inform the Assessor's Office when they go out of business.
  4. When a company has machinery or vehicles that are still in use, but have been fully depreciated or written off, must the company report the machinery or vehicles?
    Yes. The equipment must be reported on Schedule A, vehicles on Schedule E .Any property that is fully depreciated and is no longer in use should be reported on Schedule G.
  5. Do I include apportioned vehicles on Schedule E?
    No. Apportioned vehicles are taxed at the State level.
  6. When can I purchase dog tags? How much are the tags?
    Dog tags must be renewed July 1st - Sept 30th each year. West Virginia law requires the assessor to collect a license fee on all dogs 6 months of age or older. You may purchase a dog tag anytime throughout the year.

    Dog fees:
    City of Parkersburg and outside city limits $3.00
    Vienna & Williamstown $6.00

    Checks made payable and mail to:
    David Nohe, Assessor
    321 Market St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101

A Guide for Your Wood County Real and Personal Property

Dear Property Owner

I have prepared this document in order to better inform Wood County residents on the purpose and role of the Assessor's Office. Our mission is clear and concise: to place a fair market value on real estate and personal property for both residences and businesses. It is my hope that you will come and visit us here at the Assessor's Office.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
David Nohe - Assessor

Please Note:

Your Assessor does not set your property tax. Your tax bill is determined by multiplying a tax rate against your assessed value (60% of market value). Remember, the Assessor determines your assessed value and the levy rate is determined by the legislature (for the Board of Education), the county commission and the municipalities. Levy rate sheets are prepared for your convenience and may be obtained in the Assessor's Office.

A Guide for Your Wood County Business

Dear Business Owner:

I have prepared this document to assist you in completing your business personal property return. I applaud your efforts and contributions to our community as a business owner. It is important to me that our business community continues to thrive and create jobs for our citizens, and your business helps accomplish this vital goal. As your Assessor, I am directed by West Virginia State Law to have businesses file returns listing personal property and real property by the deadline September 1. State law also directs the Assessor to prepare estimated returns for those businesses that do not respond by the September 1 deadline. Therefore, previous filers who file late or do not file will have a 10% increase added to the prior tax year's value. In addition, West Virginia State Code 11-3-10 directs the Assessor to impose a fine of $25-$100 for non-filers. Most importantly, you forfeit the right to challenge erroneous or over-estimated values. It is important to note that State law mandates these regulations.

As your Assessor, my number one priority is to serve the citizens of Wood County as fairly and honestly as possible. My staff stands ready to assist you in a courteous and helpful manner. If you have any questions, please stop by my office or call 424-1875.

Sincerely,
David Nohe - Assessor

Please Note:

Your Assessor does not set your property tax. Your tax bill is determined by multiplying a tax rate against your assessed value (60% of market value). Remember, the Assessor determines your assessed value and the levy rate is determined by the legislature (for the Board of Education), the county commission and the municipalities. Levy rate sheets are prepared for your convenience and may be obtained in the Assessor's Office.

Read more in the guide.

Assessor Biography


To be updated!

Assessor
David Nohe

Email
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Location
The Courthouse and Annex

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address
Wood County Assessors Office
#1 Court Square Suite 302
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Contact Information
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (304) 424-1875
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (304) 424-1875
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (304) 424-1999