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Wetzel County Commission
200 Main Street
New Martinsville, WV 26155

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The Wetzel County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs will be administering the eligibility test to become a deputy sheriff for Wetzel County, West Virginia on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at the Magnolia High School Track, 601 Maple Avenue (Eagle Way), New Martinsville, WV 26155.

Applications may be obtained from and should be returned to Carol S. Haught, Wetzel County Clerk, P.O. Box 156, New Martinsville, WV 26155. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

To take this examination, you must be between 18 to 45 years of age. Examination will consist of a strength and agility portion and a written portion. It is recommended that applicants wear casual clothing and athletic shoes.

Questions may be directed to the Wetzel County Clerk’s Office at 304-455-8224.

Wetzel County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs


 Wetzel County Courthouse will be re-opening on the 18th day of May, 2020 subject to the following:

Number of people entering will be limited.

Masks and temperature screening required.

Social distancing regulations to be observed along with all directives from the Supreme Court.

Courthouse Hours effective May 18, 2020

Monday                    9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday                    9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Wednesday             9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Thursday                  9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Friday                        9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.                   

Wetzel County Sheriff (Office): (Information Provided by the WV State Agency Directory)

The Sheriff of the county serves as its chief law enforcement officer, charged with the responsibility of policing the county and keeping the peace, including the power to make arrests. A sheriff may not serve more than two consecutive terms. It is required to be a full-time position in all counties except Class X. In counties that operate county jails, the Sheriff has responsibility for administration of the jail and custody of the inmates. In addition to duties related to law enforcement, the Sheriff also serves as the Treasurer of the county and collects all taxes levied by the county. To assist the Sheriff in the performance of his/her duties, law enforcement deputies, tax deputies and legal process deputies may be employed. Correctional officers may also be hired in those counties which have a county jail. The salary range is $38,280 to $44,480 with additional compensation for tax collections not to exceed $15,000. The Sheriff’s duties include:

  • Serve and execute all returns, notices and processes issued by the courts which must be served in the county
  • Act as bailiff in court proceedings
  • Enforce court orders
  • Administer transportation of prisoners, mental patients and extraditions
  • Administer the financial matters of adults who are unable to do so for themselves
  • Issue licenses to citizens who apply for a concealed weapons permit
  • Collect all state, county, municipal and school taxes; disburse money to appropriate agencies
  • Maintain all tax records
  • Enforce payment of delinquent taxes
Wetzel County Sheriff:

Mike Koontz

Phone: 304-455-2430
Fax: 304-455-2055
Term: 4 years
Wetzel County Sheriff
PO Box D
New Martinsville, WV 26155

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