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The County Clerk’s office is responsible for the recording and preservation of almost all records for Cabell County residents.
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When recording Deeds, there is a Transfer Tax that must be paid, unless the property transfer is exempt. Rules for exemptions can be found using the Transfer Tax Fees link on this page. All Deeds recorded must also include a completed Sales Listing Form.
The Transfer Tax Fee is $5.50 for every $1,000.00 of the purchase price, or value of the property when the purchase price is not listed on the Deed.
All Deeds recorded in West Virginia are subject to an Excise Tax (Transfer Tax Fee). This fee is based upon the purchase price (consideration) listed on the Deed, or, if no consideration is listed, it is based upon the value of the property. For Deeds having no consideration listed, a Declaration of Consideration of Value form must be completed.
If paying Transfer Tax on a deed, there will also be a fee of $20.00 which goes to the WV Housing Development Fund.
West Virginia Code §11-22-1, provides for exemptions to paying the Transfer Tax Fee. Deeds must specifically state the reason for exemption, otherwise, the Transfer Tax Fee will be charged.
Every Deed recorded requires a completed Sales Listing Form to be attached. The Sales Listing Form can be found here.