The Department of Law Enforcement's primary goal is to enforce the laws governed by the state of West Virginia and provide Pendleton County with the highest quality law enforcement services possible.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

100 South Main Street
PO Box 1167
Franklin, WV 26807

Telephone (304) 358-2214
Fax (304) 358-3293

Sheriff: Donald Hedrick
Chief Deputy: Chad Bowers
Deputy: Brett Raines

Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing patrol and investigative services throughout Pendleton County
  • Serving all legal papers issued by the courts to be served in the county
  • Acting as bailiff in court hearings
  • Transportation of prisoners, mental patients, and extraditions
  • Issuing concealed Pistol/Revolver licenses to citizens who apply for the permit

Tax Office

Sheriff: Donald Hedrick
Chief Tax Deputy: Morgan Basagic
Tax Deputy: Julie Bland

The Sheriff’s Tax Office is responsible for collecting all county taxes. The tax statements are mailed from the Sheriff’s Office on or near July 15th of each year. Taxes are due by September 1 to receive a discount on the first half taxes and by March 1 to receive a discount on the second half taxes. All unpaid taxes become delinquent on May 1 each year.

Property taxes are now available for viewing at the following web address: This link is for inquiries only, not for payment purposes.

All real estate taxes that are not paid by mid-November are sold at the Sheriff’s lien sale. The taxpayers have 18 months to redeem the property and pay all taxes owed plus interest, penalties, publication fees, and possibly attorney fees.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Collect home confinement fees
  • Collect fees on legal papers to be served in court cases
  • Administer the financial matters of adults who are unable to do so for themselves, as appointed by the County Commission

Donald Hedrick


Chad Bowers


Brett Raines


Julie Bland

Tax Deputy

Morgan Basagic

Chief Tax Deputy