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: Chad Bowers
Chief Deputy: Andrew Hinkle
Deputy: Brett Raines


Other responsibilities include:

Tax Office

Sheriff: Chad Bowers
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:

Chad Bowers


Brett Raines


Julie Bland

Tax Deputy

Morgan Basagic

Chief Tax Deputy