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Assessor Info:

Joshua D. Brumfield

Email: jbrum@assessor.state.wv.us

Phone: 304-824-7878 ext. 241

Fax: 304-824-2012

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m

To the citizens of Lincoln County:

As your Assessor, I would like to personally welcome you to the website. I will do my very best keeping you informed and providing information for potential changes to your residential and personal property. It is my plan to use this website to better serve you, the taxpayer. I will continue to look for new ways to improve the site and our service to the public.  Ultimately, it is my goal to make this website capable of delivering greater services with fewer tax dollars. 

In addition to better serving the public through this website, it is also very important to me that my office serves you with honesty, integrity, fairness and most importantly kindness.  I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to serve as your Assessor. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the members of my staff or myself anytime.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Brumfield  

Lincoln County Assessor 

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Homestead Exemption

 

Lincoln County Assessor, Josh Brumfield, would like to remind county residents that July 1 through December 1, 2014, is the signup period for Homestead Exemption for the 2015 property tax year.

 

Anyone who will be 65 years or older before June 30, 2015, or who is permanently and totally disabled may apply for the exemption.

 

The Homestead Exemption reduces the real property assessment on homes by $20,000.  For some, depending on the “fair market value” of the owner occupied property, this reduction may completely eliminate the property taxes on their real estate.

 

To be eligible, the applicant must have lived on the property for at least six months and must have been a resident of West Virginia for the two years prior to the 2014 tax year. The exemption can only be applied to owner-occupied residential real property.  Anyone who has previously been approved for Homestead Exemption need not apply again.

 

Call the county assessor's office at 304-824-7878, Ext. 241, for more information.

ASSESSOR OFFICE NEWS!

Assessor launches major online parcel map innovation

HAMLIN - Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield and his staff last week launched a new computerized mapping innovation, allowing taxpayers, prospective business developers, and others to view the county’s map parcels and data online. The service, available through the county government’s web portal, lincolncountywv.org, is free of charge and the latest change implemented in the assessor’s office since Brumfield took up his position at the start of 2013...........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Assessor Welcomes audit showing dramatic turnaround

HAMLIN - In stark contrast to recent years, state monitoring of performance in the office of the Lincoln County assessor was deemed satisfactory in all areas when the final report was issued recently. The findings were warmly welcomed by Assessor Josh Brumfield, who paid tribute to his staff, adding that that people of Lincoln County have an assessor’s office that can be trusted and respected..........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Good Friday volunteers get soccer job done

Assessor Josh Brumfield, Sheriff Ken Farley, Robbie Watson, and School Board Vice President Fred Curry pictured at the LCHS soccer field, Good Friday morning. Photo by Seán O’Donoghue

HAMLIN - After years of discussion and postponements, widening and lengthening work on the Lincoln County High School soccer field finally got underway early on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Though completed several years ago, the soccer field at the campus has yet to host a regular season soccer game involving the Panther boys or girls. Now, it seems, work will be completed in time for the seasons set to open next August, just four months from now........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Treasurer confirms no penalty but warns of no financial windfall

HAMLIN - As expected, the Lincoln County Board of Education received further confirmation, last week, that recent legislation will mean the school system will not be hit with a financial penalty because of low property valuations. As reported in The Lincoln Journal two weeks ago, lawmakers in Charleston approved legislation during the special session that followed the recent regular 60-day session that removes the penalty from school systems and instead penalizes a county assessor for valuations that are not in line with state regulations. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed Senate Bill 1009 into law early last week, removing a threat that was described as unfair, excessive, and potentially unconstitutional in recent months........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Broad welcome for penalty-ending bill

CHARLESTON- There was a broad welcome last week from lawmakers and Lincoln County officials following the passage of legislation that appears to mean the county's school system won't be hit with a long-feared penalty for low property valuations. Senate Bill 1009 was approved by lawmakers during a special legislative session that followed the end of the regular 60-day session. During the regular session, efforts to reach agreement on a bill had failed by the final deadline.........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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County government office opens in Alum Creek

The Alum Creek Government Office’s first customer, Glen Pauley of Sod, is pictured with Tax Deputy Amanda Sehi and Assessor’s Office Deputy Angel Bays.

 ALUM CREEK - Elected officials and staff from the Lincoln County Courthouse opened the new Government Office at Alum Creek last Thursday, January 9, 2014. The office, located next to Holden’s Restaurant in Alum Creek, was........

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Valuation letters due this week; State mandated 90 percent value average set to be met - Brumfield

HAMLIN - The overwhelming majority of Lincoln County property owners can expect to receive valuation notifcation letters from the county assessor, this week, regarding a possible 10 percent or more increase in valuations this year. Assessor Josh Brumfield told....

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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School system facing $820,750 funding drop

HAMLIN - As extensively reported in The Lincoln Journal, Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield has engaged with the board, the Lincoln County Commission, state lawmakers, and others in recent months, regarding the property valuation situation. In a late.......

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here!

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Assessor’s valuation numbers followed calls from citizens

HAMLIN - Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield has explained that the provision of valuation numbers and projected taxation levels by his office came after his office had received many phone calls regarding the school excess levy. The levy election takes place this coming Saturday. The assessor has placed a full page informational advertisement in today’s and last week’s issue of The Lincoln Journal. "Over the past few weeks, I received many phone calls regarding the upcoming school excess levy election,” the assessor told The Lincoln Journal. "Most of the questions include,.......

To read the full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here!

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Assessor briefs retirees on valuation law efforts

Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield is shown during his recent address to school system retirees. Photo by Seán O’Donoghue

HAMLIN - Continuing his outreach efforts, Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield recently spoke with members of the Lincoln Association of Retired School Employees (LARSE) regarding his office’s ongoing work on Senate Bill 541 and its potential tax and school system impacts. The assessor spoke.......

To Read the Full Story in the Lincoln Journal Click Here! 

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Major overhauls completed for school, courthouse Websites

HAMLIN - After months of preparation, and following a decision by the board of education, the Internet presence for the county’s school system received a major overhaul in recent weeks. The new Website for the Lincoln County Board of Education, with eight integrated sites for the county’s eight schools, went live as the new school year got underway. Separately, the Lincoln County portal for the county’s courthouse has also been revamped in an effort led by the office of Assessor Josh Brumfield...

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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Association supports assessor’s request

FLATWOODS - As efforts continue to find some sort of accommodation for Lincoln County’s property valuation failings and a possible $878,000 school board penalty, Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield last week brought the matter before his peers at the West Virginia Association of Assessors meeting in Flatwoods. As extensively reported.....

To read full story in the Lincoln Journal click here. 

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‘Cleaning up the mess’ - Brumfield, as county fails 2012 audit

HAMLIN - Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield offered further criticism of his predecessor’s administration, last week, when official confirmation came of the county’s multiple failings in an audit for 2012. The assessor met with Faith Dangerfield from the West Virginia State Tax Department regarding the matter, Monday, August 26, 2013....

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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Barker, Morgan work with assessor for SB541 fix

HAMLIN - Two delegates who represent Lincoln County in Charleston are working with Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield toward a possible fix for Senate Bill 541. The provision of state code that resulted from the bill threatens to heavily impact school finances as well as property tax rates....

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE! 

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SENATE BILL 541: SCHOOL BOARD PROJECTED PENALTY $878,654

HAMLIN - Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield finally received word on the potential impact of 2007 Senate Bill 541 on the county’s school system last week. The board looks set to be hit with a loss of $878,645 for the 2014-2015 school year. That’s according to data prepared....

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE! 

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WV STATE TAX DEPARTMENT DENIES WAIVER 

HAMLIN - State tax officials have denied Lincoln County’s request for a three-year waiver pertaining to the effects of a 2007 bill that could have devastating consequences for the county school system’s finances. Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield, with the support of the county school board and county commission, had sought the three-year waiver in recent weeks. In a late June briefing...

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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HAMLIN - Lincoln County’s three commissioners and board of education members were briefed by the county’s assessor, last week, regarding the potential for "devastating” effects on taxpayers and the county’s school system should the county be forced to comply with a 2007 change in state code. Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield spoke at the Thursday, June 27, 2013, regular session of the commission in Hamlin and at the board meeting the following day.

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield is pictured with Midway Elementary Principal Don Davis. Also pictured are a number of students from the school who met the assessor during his visit last week. The students are: front: Natalie Fout, Gabe Castro, Brooke Lacy, Allison Minney; standing: Ethan Clay, Christopher Marker, Autumn Wood, Kylie Hoover.

MIDWAY ELEMENTARY- Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield presented nine refurbished computers to Midway Elementary, last week, with a view to having the hardware used as an incentive for the upcoming WESTEST 2. Brumfield met with Principal Don Davis and students at the school, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield (right) is pictured with (seated) Hayes Lambert, president of Atlas Geographical Data Inc., and GIS Coordinator Robert Oldaker (left).Photo by Sean O'Donoghue. March 19, 2013

HAMLIN- When completed,  GIS technology will allow taxpayers to instantly access (via this website)  detailed land parcel maps in Lincoln County.  This service is expected to available in around 8- 10 months.

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!

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Artist Scottie Stowers and Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield. Photo by Seán O’Donoghue

HAMLIN - A new artist with an expressive and innovative painting technique recently presented a painting to Lincoln County Assessor Josh Brumfield, an artwork that is to hang in the Lincoln County Courthouse. Scottie Stowers of Madison works with the courts service as a juvenile probation officer for drug court and came to know the assessor during Brumfield’s former tenure as an assistant principal in Boone County.

TO READ THE FULL STORY IN THE LINCOLN JOURNAL CLICK HERE!