Personal Property

This department handles Personal Property Assessments, Vehicles, Dog Licenses, Mobile Homes, Farm Use Decals and Business Returns.

Real Estate

This department handles Homestead Exemptions, Property Transfers, Oil & Gas, Farm Use Valuations and Mapping


Responsible for determining fair market value.

The Harrison County Assessor’s Office is currently assisting the public from 8:00-4:00 in the General Services Building located at 229 South 3rd Street.

We are encouraging you to please use our online resources or call with questions we can answer over the phone

Here is the current list of phone numbers to help you with your Assessment needs:

  • Individual Assessments 304-624-8515 or 304-624-8700
  • Business Assessments 304-624-8659
  • Mobile Home Assessments 304-624-8517
  • Homestead Exemptions 304-624-8540
  • Real Estate Division 304-624-8524
  • Oil and Gas/Minerals Division 304-624-8523
  • Taxes Due (how much you owe) 304-624-8685
  • License Information 304-624-8688


As a business owner in the State of West Virginia, you are subject to ad valorem taxes based on personal property owned by your business July 1, 2023 for the 2024 tax year. West Virginia Code requires that we estimate personal property tax assessments for all businesses that fail to file a return and would be subject to penalties and interest.

If you are a new business and did not receive a return, or have not filed, you should contact our office before SEPTEMBER 1. Forms may also be obtained from our website here: Forms

Our office is open to the public from 8:00-4:00 Monday through Friday for your convenience in answering any questions, or you may call us at 304-624-8514 or 304-624-8517.

2024 Assessment & Tax Satellite Locations

Harrison County Assessor, Joseph R. “Rocky” Romano, and Harrison County Sheriff, Robert Matheny, will be collaborating to provide assistance with Individual Personal Property and Business Assessments, WV State Farm Census and New Homestead/Disability Exemption Applications. Payment for Personal Property and/or Real Estate taxes can be accepted at the sites without your tax bill in hand. If paying by September 1, you receive your 2.5% discount

Dates Locations Times
July 19, 2024 Clarksburg Senior Citizen Center 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 23, 2024 United Hospital Center 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
July 26, 2024 Shinnston American Legion 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
July 30, 2024 Meadowbrook Mall (center court) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
August 2, 2024 East View Community Building 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 7, 2024 Lost Creek Community Building 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 9, 2024 Lumberport United Methodist Church 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 14, 2024 West Milford Community Building 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 15, 2024 Spelter Fire Department 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 20, 2024 Stonewood Fire Department 1:00 am - 7:00 pm
August 22, 2024 Salem City Building 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
August 27, 2024 Summit Park Fire Department 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 28, 2024 General Service Building 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The 2024 WV State Farm Census Form must be returned to the Assessor’s Office by September 1, 2024. Forms received after September 1, 2024 will not be accepted per state regulations.

Online Assessments

Harrison County Assessor's office is now accepting Assessments online.
File online here

West Virginia county assessors clarify tax cut bill

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — In the months since House Bill 2625 was signed into law, there has been confusion surrounding what it means for the state’s taxpayers.

Harrison County Assessor Rocky Romano and Preston County Assessor Connie Ervin clarified the fogginess surrounding the bill and gave advice for taxpayers for the upcoming year... Read More....

Purchase Dog tags online

West Virginia law requires the Assessor to collect license tax, for the county and cities, on all dogs who are or will be 6 months of age or older by June 30. You will need to include a check or money order (made payable to Harrison County Assessor, no cash please) with your assessment. We will mail dog tags to you at the address listed on your assessment form. All current tags are void September 1 of the following year. If you would like to purchase your dog tags online please go here

Motor Vehicle Property Tax Adjustment Credit

Beginning January 1, 2024, taxpayers are eligible to claim a Motor Vehicle Property Tax Adjustment Credit. The first opportunity to claim this credit will be on a 2024 WV income tax return, filed in 2025, for all timely paid property taxes made on vehicles in the 2024 calendar year.

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Applications for Farm Use Valuations and the WV State Farm Census were mailed to agricultural property owners and operators who met qualifications and guidelines the previous year.

These forms request the minimum information necessary to determine eligibility. The Harrison County Assessor’s Office encourages farm property owners to complete these forms immediately. If you have not filed and need assistance or need forms, our office is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 or call (304) 624-8524 or (304) 624-8727. You can also file online: File Online

If mailing your return, it must be received no later than September 1, 2024.

From Joseph R. "Rocky" Romano - Assessor

I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the citizens of Harrison County for allowing me to be your Assessor for another four years. I could not do what I do so successfully without your support. I have a lot of new and improved ideas coming in the near future and I’m extremely excited to bring them to fruition in Harrison County. I would also like to thank my hardworking staff for everything they do on a daily basis.

My staff and I strive for 100% taxpayer satisfaction. Our goal has always been to make the Harrison County Assessor's Office a pleasant place to do business. I hope to have courteous, friendly employees. We strive to treat everyone fairly and to demonstrate patience and a positive attitude in solving problems or addressing complaints. My number one priority is to assist you. If you have any questions or comments, I am available to talk or meet with you personally.

Tax Estimator / Oil and Gas Calculator

New features have been added to our website. If you would like to Estimate your Oil and Gas Taxes or Estimate your Taxes you can now do that through the links provided or from the Real Estate Dropdown menu.

Classification and Unrecorded Land Contracts

If a taxpayer does not provide our office with a copy of an Unrecorded Land Contract they will not be eligible for the Class II - Owner Occupied status. The burden of proof for classification falls on the property owner. The Harrison County Assessors office has no record of unrecorded land contracts unless the taxpayer provides this proof. Therefore, we are not in error classifying these properties as Class III or IV.

Our office will no longer exonerate properties that were acquired via an unrecorded land contract that was not provided to our office by the taxpayer. The County Commission can only approve exonerations due to a clerical error. Therefore, exonerations will no longer be submitted for this reason. We will correct classification on only the current and future years at the time that proper documentation is provided by the taxpayer.


Harrison County Assessor's Office
229 South 3rd Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
P: 304-624-8510 F: 304-626-1066