Homestead Exemption

Summers County Assessor

Greg vandall regular Gregory S. Vandall gvandall@assessor.state.wv.us

Assessor's Office Employees

  • Lori McMeekin, Deputy Assessor, Real Estate
  • Courtney Ford, Deputy Assessor, Real Estate
  • Bobbi Turner, Deputy Assessor, Business / Personal Property
  • Travis Salmons, Deputy Assessor, Field Data Collector

Assessor's Office Information

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Summers County Courthouse
120 Ballengee Street
Hinton, WV 25951
(304) 466-7101
(304) 466-7128 fax

Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption for owner occupied Class II Property

An Exemption from real estate taxes shall be allowed for the first $20,000 of assessed value. All new applicants must file between July 1st and December 1st of each year. Applicant’s eligibility will be approved upon meeting the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be 65 years of age or older by July 1st of the relevant tax year.
  2. To qualify for Exemption based on disability, applicant must have a doctor’s signature to state applicant is permanently and totally disabled.
  3. Applicant must be an owner and occupant of the property.
  4. Applicant must have been a resident of West Virginia for two consecutive years preceding the start (July 1st ) of the relevant tax year.
  5. Applicants must sign oath stating that they do not receive a similar exemption in another state or county.
  6. Once an application has been made for Homestead, the exemption will automatically roll over each and every year, provided the home remains their residence.
  7. If an applicant owns and occupies a mobile home, he or she may qualify for the Exemption on the mobile home even if it is personal property (someone else owns the land on which it sits).
  8. The Constitution of West Virginia, Article 10, Section 1B, Subsection C states that only one exemption shall be allowed per married couple, regardless of the number of owners residing therein, or regardless of number of residences owned.