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The Sheriff provides some other non-law enforcement services. The Sheriff is responsible for Home Confinement and Courthouse Security. The Sheriff has Protective Service Officers to take care of these duties. The Sheriff also serves as the Conservator of incapacitated adults. The incapacitation may be of a physical or mental nature. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is appointed as the Guardian for these individuals. With regard to Conservatorships, the Sheriff's duties are fiduciary in nature.

The Sheriff also issues Concealed Weapon Permits to applicants who have successfully completed the minimum requirements set forth by the Attorney General of West Virginia under the code 61-7-4. More information on the matter can be found on the Attorney General's website at www.wvago.gov. The current fee for obtaining a Concealed Weapon Permit is $100.00.  The first $75.00 is due at the time the application is submitted and the remaining $25.00 is due at the time of pickup. The address on the permit can be updated for a fee of $5.00 if not renewing at that time.  We are pleased to announce that we now issue a photo identification card instead of the original paper card.


The Sheriff has other non-law enforcement duties and provides other services as required by law which are not summarized on this website.



James Lovejoy

Home Confinement Officer


Joshua Vance

Home Confinement Officer