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 687
Franklin, WV 26807

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

Sheriff:  Bradley Kimble

Chief Deputy: Josh Dempsey

Deputy: Matthew Kontyko

Deputy: Brett Raines

Deputy: Brandon Ours

Bailiff/Security: Tristan Wagoner


Other responsibilities include:

Tax Office

Sheriff: Bradley Kimble
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:

Bradley Kimble


Josh Dempsey

Chief Deputy

Matthew Kontyko

Matthew Kontyko


Brett Raines

Brett Raines


Brandon Ours


Tristan Wagoner


Morgan Basagic

Chief Tax Deputy

Julie Bland

Tax Deputy