Grant County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Grant County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 5 Highland Avenue, Petersburg, 26847 WV
  • Chief:
Phone: 304-257-1818
Fax: 304-257-2665

Grant County Sheriff's Department is located at 5 Highland Avenue, Petersburg, 26847 WV. The Grant County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-257-1818.

Grant County Sheriff's Department News

***From The Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office*** TODAY is the last day to pay Delinquent 2017 Taxes. Guaranteed Payment Only. Bank Money Order, Bank Cashiers Check or Cash Only at the Sheriff Tax Office. After they are sold there is 18 months in which to redeem property through the State Auditors Office. Please visit our website to look at the updated 2018 Publication List. www.grantcountywv.org/tax

*****ALERT*****Be aware the new wave of Robo Calls are using local numbers. It may look like a business, family or friends number. If they ask for money, or about your credit cards or want any information please do not give it out. Tell the elderly in your family that this is happening so they do not fall prey to the scams. Write it and keep it by the phone for them so they do not talk with them. Unfortunately these calls come from overseas, are not traceable and the Sheriff's Office can not help with . Give NO INFORMATION.

Currently over 100 certified letters have been returned unclaimed and/or refused. We need help to get the unpaid taxes for 2017 paid. Please take the time to look through the 2018 PUBLICATION LIST for friends, neighbors or family. Go to www.grantcountywv.org/tax and let them know land sale is on Nov 9th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Most are in the Milroy, Union & Grant Districts.Thank You. List has been updated.

******From the Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office: DELINQUENT 2017 Taxes, Office ~ 1 days to Tax Land Sale on November 9th, 10 a.m for Delinquent Taxes. *****BANK CASHIER CHECKS, BANK MONEY ORDERS or CASH ONLY accepted as payment for delinquent properties. November 8th the last day to receive payment. CASH ONLY ON THE 8th. Certified Letters have been mailed, many returned due to wrong address. It is the taxpayers responsibility to pay taxes or land will be sold. Please visit our website www.grantcountywv.org/tax, go to "Research Records" to view if you have tax properties listed. Payments can not be made online for Delinquent Properties now, guaranteed funds only as mentioned above.

******From the Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office: DELINQUENT 2017 Taxes, Official Publication List has been processed, fees attached. Publishing in the paper to begin first week of October. Tax Land Sale is November 9th at 10 a.m for Delinquent Taxes. Certified Letters will be mailed this last week of September. Bank Cashier Check, Money Order or Cash ONLY, accepted for payment of delinquent properties. November 8th the last day to receive payment. CASH ONLY ON THE 8th. It is the taxpayers responsibility to pay taxes or land will be sold. Please visit our website www.grantcountywv.org/tax, go to Research Records to view if you have tax properties that are listed. Payments can be made online Delinquent Properties must be paid first. Follow directions on how to find and view your information.

******From the Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office: DELINQUENT 2017 Taxes, Official cut off will be the 24th of September, fees attached. Published in the paper to begin first week of October. Tax Land Sale is November 9th at 10 a.m for Delinquent Taxes. Certified Letters will be mailed last week of September. Bank Cashier Check, Money Order or Cash ONLY, accepted for payment of delinquent properties. November 8th the last day to receive payment. CASH ONLY ON THE 8th. It is the taxpayers responsibility to pay taxes or land will be sold. Please visit our website www.grantcountywv.org/tax, go to Research Records to view if you have tax properties that are listed. Follow directions on how to find and view your information.

*******ALERT*******The Sheriff of Grant County's Tax Office: Scam phone calls with warrants of arrest for non-payment of taxes, making another round in the Grant County area. There is nothing that we can do other than give you the phone number of Patrick Morrisey- The Attorney General Office Kanette Petry to report. #304/539-6999. They will tell you to go on line, and report numbers of harassment. DO NOT call the numbers back, DO NOT give information on names, credit cards or bank accounts.

Grant County Sheriff's Tax Office: When sending a bank check to pay taxes, please send more information that what is being provided. Ticket Number on top right of the statement, ex: (2018 - 345678) or District, Map and Parcel, and name in which tax statement is under. You can go to www.grantcountywv.org/tax to check for correct information. Help us, help you, by providing correct information. We send back payments to the bank, payment center or mortgage company, because of not enough information being provided.

****Sheriff of Grant County's Tax Office:**** 2nd set of statements should have been received. The note inside from MPB Printing Company explains why there was a re-send. Compare the tickets, if they match what you have already paid, just disregard and throw away the new set. This is to make sure all received the correct tax statements for the year 2018. Thank you for your patience.

****Sheriff of Grant County's Tax Office:**** 2nd Set of Notices have been sent. In the new statements there is a note of explanation, From MPB Printing Company: "Dear Taxpayer, Regretfully, we made an error while producing some of your tax statements. You may have received another individuals tax statement as a result of insert machine error (feeder error). Enclosed please find your correct tax information. If you already received and or already paid the correct taxes, Please Disregard these forms. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused you." No need to call us here at the Tax Office. Statements re-sent for assurance that all tax payers received the correct tax statements. Thank you for your patience. Please share this post.

From the Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office: Our Printing Company has agreed to re-send all tax statements for 2018 in the Grant County area. There will be a note of explanation included addressing the statement mis-feed. If you have already paid, this can just be ignored. Apologies for any inconvenience and you can always check by going online and looking up tax information on your statements or call our office. Thank You. Please Share.

From the Grant County Sheriff's Tax Office *****IMPORTANT: We are aware of the Printer's error that caused some taxpayers to receive a 2018 bill that is not theirs. Please search by name on this site to help identify all real and personal property tickets due. www.grantcountywv.org/tax

The sheriffs department is looking for your assistance in a hit and run accident that occurred on July 17 at Glotfelty tire in Petersburg around 330-348pm. A red what appeared to be 90 model Ford F1 50 with a black bed on it, backed into a pick up truck in the parking lot. The female appeared to be an older female, which was their meeting her daughter in law in an SUV to trade kids. After striking the vehicle the female left towards the Maysville Patterson Creek area on route 42. The daughter-in-law went in the direction of Petersburg. If you have any information onto the female operator is of the vehicle, you may contact the sheriffs department through this website or 304-257-1818. Names can be kept anonymous any tips would be great help thank you!

From the Sheriff of Grant County Tax Office: 2018 Taxes may not be paid per State of WV Code until after the 15th. The 2018 Tax Statements (green statements this year) will be mailed out on July 16th, a Monday, the first business day, after the 15th. ***PLEASE BRING the Statement(s), so we can best collect and accomadate your tax needs. For convenience, we are working with Point & Pay to pay taxes online from our website, hopeful it will be up and running that week. Point & Pay charges a 2.5% fee (or more, depending on the card you use), will be added to your payment. Please read front and back of the new statements, any discrepancies, contact the Assessor Office, that phone number is on the back of your tax statement. Our website is: www.grantcountywv.org/tax Research Records, then follow the directions for locating your name or business. We thank you for taking the time and consideration at this busy time.

We have already had several severe atv accidents and dirt bike accidents this year. As well as complaints on atvs operating wreckless and obnoxiously. We will be stepping up enforcement on this issue. Listed below are the state code for the atv code. §17F-1-1. Acts prohibited by operator; penalties for violations. (a) No all-terrain vehicle may be operated in this state: (1) On any interstate highway except by public safety personnel responding to emergencies; (2) On any road or highway with a center line or more than two lanes except for the purpose of crossing the road, street or highway, if: (A) The crossing is made at an angle of approximately ninety degrees to the direction of the highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing; (B) The vehicle is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or main traveled way of the highway; (C) The operator yields his or her right-of-way to all oncoming traffic that constitutes an immediate potential hazard; and (D) Both the headlight and taillight are illuminated when the crossing is made if the vehicle is so equipped; (3) With more than one passenger unless more passengers are allowed under manufacturers’ recommendations; (4) With a passenger under the age of eighteen, unless the operator has at a minimum a level two intermediate driver’s license or its equivalent or is eighteen years of age or older; (5) Unless riders under the age of eighteen are wearing size appropriate protective helmets that meet the current performance specifications established by the American National Standards Institute standard, z 90.1, the United States Department of Transportation federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 218 or Snell safety standards for protective headgear for vehicle users; (6) Anytime from sunset to sunrise without an illuminated headlight or lights and taillights; (7) Without a manufacturer-installed or equivalent spark arrester and a manufacturer-installed or equivalent muffler in proper working order and properly connected to the vehicle’s exhaust system; or (8) Unless operating in compliance with the provisions of section two of this article. (b) An all-terrain vehicle may be operated upon the shoulder, or as far to the right on the pavement as possible when there is not enough shoulder to safely operate, on any road, street or highway referred to in subdivision (2), subsection (a) of this section other than an interstate highway for a distance not to exceed ten miles to travel between a residence or lodging and off-road trails, fields and areas of operation, including stops for food, fuel, supplies and restrooms, if: (1) The vehicle is operated at speeds of twenty-five miles per hour or less; and (2) The vehicle is operated at any time from sunset to sunrise the all-terrain vehicle must be equipped with headlights and taillights which must be illuminated. (c) Operation of an all-terrain vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) shall not constitute operation of a motor vehicle on a road or highway of this state as contemplated by the provisions of section seven of this article. (d) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a municipality, county or other political subdivision of the state may authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles on certain specified roads, streets or highways which are marked with centerline pavement markings, other than interstate highways, to allow participation in parades, exhibitions and other special events, in emergencies or for specified purposes.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for an eligibility list for the position of deputy sheriff. The applicant will need to be a Grant County resident, pass a back ground check, wv deputy sheriff’s civil service exam, 16 weeks at the WV state police academy, and competitive physical fitness test. This position will start off on night shift. All applications and resumes (veterans DD214 as well) to the sheriffs department at the Grant County Court House by May 11, 2018.

IMPORTANT REMINDER**** From the Sheriff of Grant County's Tax Office: to pay Second half installment, becomes delinquent if not paid by April 1st. Taxes remaining unpaid on April 30th will be subject to publication. If publication occurs, additional fees are charged. Please bring in your statements with your payments. Thank You. Remind your family, friends and neighbors!

Good evening…this is Doug Lambert, Superintendent of Grant County Schools I am calling and following up with information regarding the school safety event that occurred at Petersburg High School today April 11, 2018. While at Petersburg Elementary School with Brent Nelson and visiting classrooms and a walkthrough of the facility, I received a call at approximately 9:10 am from Mr. Avery Anderson, Petersburg High School. I answered and asked could I call back…he stated yes but soon. When calling back (9:15 am), I was informed that a supposed “hit” list was possessed by a student at Petersburg High School and that the administration was doing a full investigation. I immediately left PES and moved toward PHS. Prior to this date, on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the student in question was spoken to by the PHS administration and there was no proof of such a list. As it was still being talked about and investigated, I requested that the Sheriff’s office be called to do a complete investigation by this department. After three to four hours of questioning by Grant County Sheriff Brian Ours, Deputy Steve Wratchford, and Natural Resource Officer Adam Kuykendall, the student in question admitted to having a “threat” list. No weapons were found. There was no imminent threat due to us having the suspect in question in custody; therefore, a lockdown was not deemed necessary. I feel the incident was taken care of with expediency and those involved in the investigation agreed. Students and our school community were never at risk because protocol and procedures were followed according to our Safe Schools Plan. The guardian of the student was called. The student was a recent transfer from a neighboring county – I immediately rescinded the transfer…therefore, the student will not be attending Grant County Schools. Furthermore, I will be in contact with the Superintendent of that county to recommend that before the student is readmitted, a mental health evaluation and threat assessment be administered. Please understand that any type of risk to our school community is taken very seriously. Our schools are safe…no weapons were found…and proper procedures and protocol of our safe school plan were followed. I truly appreciate the concern of parents and your continued support for our school community. Thank you.

Deputies from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department seized more than a half pound of marijuana and nearly $1,500 following an incident that started as a routine traffic stop. More on this story on the front of the Grant County Press. CLEANER STREETS - Deputy R.S. Rohrbaugh, K9 officer Dino and Deputy L.G. Greenwalt stand with the nearly half a pound of marijuana and $1,500 confiscated following a traffic stop in Grant County.

It was brought to the attention of the Sheriff’s office of a female going around soliciting donations for the Rus Hedrick facility and now is currently soliciting money for other groups. This is a scam. If you are contacted by Mary Rohrbaugh from Dorcas or have been please contact Chief Deputy Wratchford via Facebook or the sheriffs department so he may finish the case this upcoming week. Again DO NOT donate money to her it is a scam.

Due to recent tragic events, the Grant County sheriffs department would like to remind the community, that we strive to keep a safe community to live in. In order to do this, we are reminding you that if you hear of any threats, or suspect a threats of violence against our schools, or for children, do not hesitate to contact the sheriffs office. With either this webpage privately, call Grant 911, the sheriffs office at 304-257-1818, or go to any deputy. This will be kept as anonymous as possible, and all tips will greatly be appreciated and investigated. Our prayers and sympathies go out to all the families who lost loved ones in Florida, but the only thing that can fight such a tragic the event is vigilance and reporting What you see or hear. Thank you

Grant County Sheriff's Tax Office is receiving checks with wrong name of what taxes they are wanting to pay, wrong ticket numbers and wrong district, map and parcel. When sending a bank check to pay taxes please send more information that what is being provided. You can go to www.grantcountywv.org/tax to check for correct information. Help us, help you, by providing correct information. We send back the checks to the bank, payment center or mortgage company, because of not enough information is being provided.