§56-2-1. Service of notices; personal service; substituted
A notice, no particular mode of serving which is prescribed,
may be served by delivering a copy thereof in writing to the party
in person; or if he (or she) be not found, by delivering such copy
at his (or her) usual place of abode, and giving information of its
purport, to his wife (or her husband), or to any other person found
there who is a member of his (or her) family and above the age of
sixteen years; or if neither his wife (or her husband) nor any such
other person be found there, and he (or she) be not found, by
leaving such copy posted at the front door of such place of abode.
Any sheriff or constable, thereto required, shall serve a notice
within his county and make return of the manner and time of
service; for a failure so to do he shall forfeit twenty dollars.
Such return, or a similar return by any other person who verified
it by affidavit, shall be evidence of the manner and time of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session