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Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

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The Fayette County Tax Office will be changing its hours beginning today, July 29, 2019.

New office hours will be 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily for the Tax Office only.  All other offices in the Courthouse have hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Also, Sheriff  Mike Fridley and Assessor Eddie Young have teamed up to better serve the citizens of Fayette County.

Starting on August 15, 2019, both the Fayette County Tax Office and the Assessor’s Office will be open the 3rd Thursday of each month until 6:00 p.m.


Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card (all credit card payments will incur a processing fee).

Stop by our office at 100 Church Street, Fayetteville , Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To pay by mail, please send to: Sheriff of Fayette County, P.O. Box 509, Fayetteville, WV 25840

  • When sending payments by mail, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope for return receipt.

Payments may be made online at

DISCOUNT:  Taxpayers receive 2 ½ percent discount on the first half installment if paid on or before September 1. This discount is also applied to the second half installment if paid on or before the following March 1. Postmarks are observed as time of payment. 

DELINQUENCIES:  The first half installment becomes delinquent if not paid before October 1. The second half installment becomes delinquent if not paid before the following April 1. Taxes remaining unpaid on April 30 will be subject to publication. If publication occurs, additional fees will be charged. 

INTEREST:  If taxes are not paid on or before the date on which they become delinquent, including both first and second installments, interest at the rate of nine percent per annum shall be added from the date they become delinquent until paid.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:  If you are age 64 or older, or 100% disabled, contact the Fayette County Assessors Office about the Homestead Exemption. Application period is July 1 through December 1 each year. Applies to primary residence only.



· September 1 — First Half Discount Ends · Farm use valuation application & commercial business returns due to assessor.
· October 1 — First Half Taxes Delinquent · Interest on first half begins · Personal property assessments due to assessor on or before October 1.
· December 1 — Homestead/Disability Exemption form due to Assessor on or before December 1.
· March 1 — Second Half Discount Ends.
· April 1 — Second Half Taxes Delinquent · Interest on Second Half Begins.
· April 30 — Taxes remaining unpaid after this date will be subject to publication & additional fees will be charged.
· July 1 — All personal property taxes remaining due are subject to civil action · Taxes on property you own this July 1 will be billed next year.
· September 1 — All real estate taxes subject to second publication - tax lien sale procedure starts.
·  October 14 - November 23 — Each year the Sheriff will conduct the Annual Sheriff’s Tax Lien Sale between October 14 - November 23.

HOTEL/MOTEL OCCUPANCY TAXAll taxes are due and payable by the 15th of the month following their collection. All taxes remaining unpaid after the 15th shall be considered delinquent and will be subject to a $15.00 late penalty. The first month that the tax is delinquent, a penalty of two and a half (2.5%) percent shall be assessed for the delinquent period. Each additional month that the tax remains delinquent, an additional one and a half (1.5%) percent penalty per month shall be assessed. No payment for a subsequent period shall be collected until all prior delinquent taxes have been paid in full with all penalties assessed thereto.

Order Amending H/M Tax Penalty 5.30.19

Hotel-Motel Tax Form 2019 NEW

Sample Late HM Tax Form


ANNUAL SHERIFF'S TAX LIEN SALE:   Tax liens for tracts or lots of land or undivided interests, will be offered for sale by the Sheriff at public auction at the front door of the courthouse. Tax liens will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. Bidding will begin at the total for taxes, interest, and charges due on the date of sale. Any of the tracts may be redeemed by payment to the Sheriff before sale of the total amount of taxes, interest and charges due on the date of redemption. The next tax lien sale will be held October 17, 2019 Judge Blake's courtroom, 2nd floor of the main courthouse.  Registrations begins at 8:00 a.m. - please have a valid driver's license.  Payment will only be accepted by 4:00 that day in the following forms: personal check, cashier's check, money order. Call 304-574-4306 with any questions.  


Fayette County Sheriff's Tax Office 

100 Church Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840

Tax Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3rd Thursday of each month, open until 6:00 p.m.

Phone: 304-574-4219 and 304-574-4217

Please note: the rest of the courthouse is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.