WVC 1 - 3 - 14
§1-3-14. Notice and survey in case of changing county line.
When it is proposed to change a county line, a notice thereof
shall be published prior to the application for a survey of the
proposed change as a Class II legal advertisement in compliance
with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this
code, and the publication area for such publication shall be the
county from which any territory is proposed to be taken. At any
time after such notice has been published, the county court of the
county, a part of whose territory is proposed to be attached to
another county, shall, on application of any person interested, and
at his expense, cause a survey of the proposed change of line to be
made by the surveyor of the county, or by some competent surveyor
appointed for the purpose. The surveyor so appointed, or directed,
to make such survey shall, as soon as his fees therefor are paid or
secured to be paid to his satisfaction, proceed to make such survey
and return a plat and report thereof to said court, and the clerk
thereof shall file and preserve the same in his office; and shall,
as provided in section three of this article, make out and deliver
to any person who may demand the same, a certified copy thereof.
Every application to the Legislature for the change of a county
line shall be accompanied by a duly certified copy of such plat and
report. If the county court of such county refuse to order such
survey to be made, or if the surveyor appointed by such court to
make such survey fail or refuse to do so, then and in that event
the county court of the county to which such territory is proposed to be added shall, on the application of any person interested, and
at his expense, order the survey to be made and appoint a surveyor
to make the same; and the surveyor so appointed shall, as soon as
his fees therefor are paid or secured to be paid to his
satisfaction, make and report such survey to the county court of
his county as hereinbefore required.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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