Attention all users:

   Sunday Morning about 3AM we suffered a catastrophic malfunction which was then compounded by a power failure about 7AM. We have a virtual drive that has failed. The physical drives seem fine. I have rebuilt the mapping functionality we lost by working Sunday and this morning on it. Currently, 2:25PM Monday, I am backing up the server before any attempt is made to rebuild the damaged drive. Things may be a bit slow during the backup process and, as of right now, I do not know if we will need new hard drives or if these are salvageable. It may be time to simply virutalize these servers. I will do my best to keep the site up and running through the process of fixing this issue. So, if it is not available when you try please note that I am working on it and calling or emailing me will just slow the process of fixing it since responding to calls and emails will take time from the actual work that needs to be done and I am doing all I can. 

I have not had time to examine all the functionality of the site and if you do find something that is not working please email me that information Email:Tori and I will get to it as soon as I can.

Thank you for your patience,

Update: The virtual drive was rebuilt and everything appears to be running normally once again.

We have had a lot of issues with this server and the Landmarks Commission web server. The county has recently created a virtual environment where we can create virtual servers. It is very likely that in the near future this server will be virtualized. While you will not notice a difference, it will require that I take the server offline for a weekend (It is likely to take 30 to 40 hours to complete) to let the software create a virtual machine from the physical machine. Once we move to the virtual world, there is more redundancy which means less downtime to our users.

We are always working to make things better,

Thanks, Tori


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Notice: To access the Personal Property Online Filing application you must login to your website account. If you do not have an account on this website then you must register. Registration is free and easy. You just must agree to the terms and conditions of the site before you are allowed to the register user area. 

Welcome to the Jefferson County West Virginia Assessor's Office Website.

Angela (Angie) L. Banks, Assessor

 I hope you find that the information provided is helpful. My staff and I are working diligently to make the office more efficient and to provide fair and equal taxation for all citizens of Jefferson County. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office. The Assessor oversees the process of placing fair market value on real property and personal property, and maintains property records such as transactions and mapping. The purpose and role of the Assessor’s Office is clear and concise: to place a fair market value on real estate and personal property for both residences and businesses.

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 on the menu above.

Sincerely, Angie Banks, Assessor


2015 Maps are now available - Monday, August 04, 2014

The 2015 Maps are now the default selection on the GIS Map. Values are not done and will not be complete until after the Board of Review and Equalization in February/March. Once the values are finalized they will be added but, for now, those fields are blank.

Thanks, Tori 

Dates to File - Thursday, July 03, 2014


Located in the Charles Town Courthouse
100 East Washington Street
(304) 728-3224

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm


Dates to file:

and FARM STATISTICS REPORT - July 1st to September 1st

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS REPORT - July 1st to September 1st
(Corporation & Business Forms)

REAL ESTATE REPORT - July 1st to October 1st
*Online filing available!


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION - July 1st to December 1st

**Handicapped entrance located at 108 East Washington Street**

Congratulations Angela Banks - Friday, May 23, 2014
Congratulations to our Assessor, Angela Banks, for receiving the Assessor of the Year award at this years Assessor's meeting!
Plats now available online! - Thursday, December 20, 2012

In conjuction with the Jefferson County Clerk's Office, we are providing a view to the plats online!
Currently available are Plat Books 1 to 25. We will be adding more plats as time allows. The plats are searchable by Subdivision, Plat book and page and Envelope number.
Thank you to Jennifer S. Maghan for her cooperation and making this collaboration possible!

New GIS server hosting 2013 tax maps - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our new GIS server hosting the 2013 tax maps is now available to registered users.

We hope you like the new look and feel of the maps. They are quite an improvement over the older server.

Congratulations Tori! - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our own Mapping Specialist, Victoria (Tori) Myers named the 2012 WVAGP (West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals) Professional of the Year.

Sales History Added to Maps - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

We have added the sales history (Dates and Sale Prices) to the GIS maps. To access the sales history for a parcel simply click on the parcel while holding the 'CTRL' key. NOTE: Sales shown are limited to what is in our appraisal system.

Commercial and Real Estate Mobile Home Data added to GIS Maps - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

We have added data for Commercial Buildings and Real Estate Mobile Homes on the GIS system.