FAQ

 

1. What are the tax rates for the current year?
2019 Tax Rates
City of Huntington
Class 2 - 1.6912
Class 3 - 0.0
Class 4 - 3.3824

Rural 
Class 2 - 1.3712
Class 3  2.7424
Class 4 - 0.0

City of Barboursville
Class 2 - 1.7462
Class 3 - 0.0
Class 4 - 3.4924

City of Milton
Class 2 - 1.6212
Class 3 - 0.0
Class 4 - 3.2424

 

2. What time of year are certain filings due?
To be approved for a Farm Statistics Reduction you must file between the dates of July 1st and September 1st of each year. 
To be approved for Homestead/Disability Exemption you must apply between the dates of July 1st and December 1st. 

All taxpayers must file a Personal Property Return by October 1st of each year.

All Business Personal Property Returns must be filed by September 1st of each year.

3. Where does my tax dollars go and what might my taxes be? 
You can now estimate what your taxes will be by going here https://cabellassessor.com/taxestimatorprep.htm.  You can also view how much of your taxes go to which entity. 

4. What age am I eligible for Homestead/Disability Exemption?
You must be 65 years of age and have been a State of West Virginia resident for two consecutive years. You are eligible to sign up, if turning 65 before July 1st of the upcoming year. To be approved for Homestead/Disability Exemption you must apply between the dates of July 1st and December 1st.

5. What is the difference in the tax classifications?
Class 1 - Farm Animals and Machinery
Class 2 - Owner Occupied
Class 3 & 4 - Non-Owner Occupied property

6. What is the last date to file my Personal Property assessment form?
October 1st of every tax year is the last filing date.

7. What did I pay in taxes last year?
You may visit the Cabell County Sheriff's tax website by clicking here.

8. What is "Fair Market Value"? 
"Fair Market Value" is the price of property that would be agreed upon between a willing and informed buyer and informed seller under usual and ordinary circumstances. It is the highest price a property would bring if it were exposed for sale on the open market for a reasonable period of time.

9. What is my legal right if I disagree with the value the Appraiser has placed on my property?
You may contact (304) 526-9800 during Board of Equalization. 

10. What is the responsibility of the Assessor?
The Assessor lists and values all property in the County.  The property tax system is designed to distribute taxes according to the value of property.  The Assessor must value property as accurately and fairly as the law allows.  This equalization of property values ensures that everyone pays his or her fair share of taxes.

The values determined by the Assessor are assessments...they are not taxes.  THE ASSESSOR DOES NOT SET TAXES.  The Assessor is really a County Appraiser.  Your Assessor supervises a staff of well-trained professionals who estimate the value of homes, stores, farms, and any other taxable property in Cabell County.  As in any human endeavor, a margin of error may exist.  We are continually making great strides to reduce these errors, but if you have any questions about your assessment, please bring it to our attention.  We work for you!