The Appraiser's Department consists of one (1) supervisor, five (5) full-time residential
appraisers and two (2) full-time commercial appraisers. All appraisers have received
up-to-date training and certifications through the West Virginia State Tax Department
and many have received
the International Association of Assessing Officer's (IAAO) training courses.
They have attended many seminars and completed courses on land pricing, sales ratio,
sales verification, three approaches to value, mass appraisal studies and computer
assisted land pricing training.
The Appraiser's Department is responsible for maintaining current market values on
approximately 54,000 parcels of real estate in Berkeley County. Every parcel of real
estate shall be visited by an appraiser at least once every three (3) years to determine
if any changes have occurred. Some circumstances require more frequent visits by an
appraiser, such as property transfers, property splits, building permits for new
construction, homestead exemption applications, etc.... If the homeowner is not
available at the time of inspection, the appraiser will leave a notice of property review
on the door. In such case, please contact the appraiser at the phone number listed on
the notice. Our appraiser may have questions that, if left unanswered, could result in
improper values and assigned tax class. The information required to properly appraise
these properties would have to be estimated using the best available data.
Any questions regarding your real estate assessment may be directed to:
304-264-1904, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.