WVC 29 - 4 - 12
§29-4-12. Commissioners out of state; qualifications; fee.
The governor, if he or she considers it proper, may appoint
any persons residing within or without this state and within the
United States, its territories or possessions as commissioners to
acknowledge signatures performed in or out of state by persons
residing in or out of the state of West Virginia covering deeds,
leases and other writings pertaining to West Virginia property for
recordation in the state of West Virginia. The commissioners shall
hold office for ten years, unless sooner removed by the governor.
Before performing any duties as a commissioner, the commissioner
shall enter into a bond in the penalty sum of one thousand dollars
with corporate surety to be approved by the secretary of state and
filed in his or her office. A fee of one hundred dollars for each
commission issued shall be paid to the secretary of state. All
fees and moneys collected by the secretary of state pursuant to the
provisions of this article shall be deposited by the secretary of
state as follows: One-half shall be deposited in the state general
revenue fund and one-half shall be deposited in the service fees
and collections account established by section two, article one,
chapter fifty-nine of this code for the operation of the office of
the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall dedicate
sufficient resources from that fund or other funds to provide the
services required in this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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