WVC 1 - 3 - 12
§1-3-12. Officers of old county required to reside therein.
In any case where the residence of a sheriff or other officer
required to reside within the county is, by the creation of a new
county, included within the limits of the new county, such sheriff
or other officer may retain his office provided he change his
residence, within fifteen days after the act creating the new
county becomes effective, to some place within the boundaries of
the old county, as changed. If such sheriff or other officer does
not so change his residence, then his office shall be deemed
vacated and shall be filled as in the case of vacancies in such
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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