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Hancock County is home to the Homer Laughlin China Company which produces Fiestaware that is sold worldwide. The company started in 1877 in East Liverpool, Ohio, coming to West Virginia in 1902 and continues today.

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Tax Office

Hancock County Tax Office
Liz Fahey, Chief Tax Deputy
P.O. Box 458
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Phone: 304-564-3311
Email: taxoffice@hancockcountywv.org

A Message from the Chief Tax Deputy
The Hancock County Sheriff's Tax Office is committed to serving the public through the collection and distribution of property taxes.

Our office is located on the ground floor of the Hancock County Courthouse. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM (excluding West Virginia holidays)

Office Staff
Martha Cunningham, Ext 289
Tina Crawford, Ext 263
Rhonda Dennis, Ext 265
Sally Rutter, Ext 264

Important Information about the Tax Office
After the assessor places property, real and personal, on the record books, the levy rates are applied and it is the duty of the Sheriff's Tax Office to collect the taxes as assessed.

Taxpayers receive a two and one-half percent (2 1/2%) discount on the first installment if paid by September 1. Postmark is accepted. This discount is applied to the second installment if paid by March 1 of the following year. Again, Postmark is accepted.

The first installment becomes delinquent if NOT paid by October 1. The second installment becomes delinquent if NOT paid by April 1 of the following year. Interest is accrued at nine percent (9%) per annum.

Taxes remaining unpaid on April 30 are subject to publication. If delinquent taxes are published, additional fees will be charged.

Automobile Registration Renewals
Our License Department renews for West Virginia Class A vehicle and Class G motorcycles ONLY if not expired more than 90 days. Renewal information must be completed on the back side of the renewal form and a paid tax receipt for the appropriate year must be presented.

Sheriff's Land Sale
Delinquent real estate taxes are subject to the Sheriff's Tax Lien Sale if not paid before the day of the sale. This sale is held every year between the 1st and 15th of November.

Deputy Land Commissioner's Land Sale
The sale date and the advertising is set by the state auditor's office.


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