§7-2-5. Order changing name; recordation; costs.
At the time to which the court or other tribunal has continued
the petition, if such court or other tribunal is satisfied that a
majority of the resident voters of such town, village or district
is still in favor of such change of name and has signed the
petition asking therefor, it shall enter an order granting such
change, which order shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of
such court or other tribunal: Provided, however,
That if such town
or village has a post office of the same name as the town or
village, the court shall not enter such order unless the United
States postal authorities shall consent to the same change in the
name of the post office. The costs of such change and recording
shall be paid by the petitioners. But should it appear to the
court or other tribunal that a majority of the resident voters of
such town, village or district is not in favor of such change, it
shall dismiss the petition, and tax the costs of the proceedings
against the petitioners.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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