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State of West Virginia

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-NO
  • Dower/Curtesy-NO
  • Community Property-NO
Encumbrance Form(s)
Deed of Trust

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.sos.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Closing Performed By
Attorney; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First two pages of Deed:  $3.00.  Additional pages:  $0.50 each.  First two pages of Deed of Trust:  $2.00.  Additional pages:  $0.50 each.
Document Recording Standards
Single sided pages with minimum 10 point font recommended.
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
$1.10 per every five hundred dollars or fraction thereof PLUS between $0.55 to $1.10 per every five hundred dollars or fraction thereof, which varies by County.  And a $20.00 flat fee on all transfers.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Semi-Annual.  Due dates September and March.
Bankruptcy Counties
Berkeley, Cabell, Harrison, Kanawha, Mercer, Ohio, Raleigh, Randolph, and Wood.

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