WVC 11 A- 3 - 11
§11A-3-11. Return of list of sales, suspensions and redemptions.
(a) Within one month after completion of the sale, the sheriff
shall deliver the original list of sales, suspensions and
redemptions described in section nine of this article, with a copy
thereof, to the clerk of the county commission. The clerk shall
bind the original of such list in a permanent book to be kept for
the purpose in his or her office. The clerk, within ten days after
delivery of the list to him or her, shall transmit the copy to the
State Auditor, who shall note each sale, suspension, redemption and
certification on the record of delinquent lands kept in his or her
(b) Any sheriff who fails to prepare and return the list of
sales, suspensions, redemptions and certifications within the time
required by this section shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more
than $500, for the benefit of the general school fund, to be
recovered by the State Auditor or by any taxpayer of the county on
motion in a court of competent jurisdiction. Upon the petition of
any person interested, the sheriff may be compelled by mandamus to
make out and return the list and the proceedings thereon shall be
at his or her cost.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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