PART V. OATH OF OFFICE; TERMS OF OFFICE; FILLING VACANCIES.
§8-5-8. Oath of office.
Every person elected or appointed to an office in any
municipality shall, unless otherwise provided in the charter
thereof, within twenty days after his election or appointment and
before he shall enter upon the duties of his office, take and
subscribe to the oath of office prescribed for district officers,
which may be done before any person authorized by law to administer
oaths, or before the mayor or recorder of such municipality. The
oath, together with the certificate of the officer administering
the same, shall be filed, recorded and preserved in the office of
the recorder of the municipality, and a certified copy of such oath
and certificate shall be filed and recorded in the office of the
clerk of the county court of the county in which the municipality
or the major portion of the territory thereof is located.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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