§1-5-3. Acquisition and disposition of real property; approval by
board of public works; conveyances.
Any public body is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire
by purchase, transfer or exchange any real property owned by any
other public body, and any public body is hereby authorized and
empowered to dispose of by sale, transfer or exchange to or with
any other public body any real property owned by it, any such
acquisition or disposition to be upon such terms and conditions as
may be agreed upon by and between the public bodies, taking into
consideration (1) the lack of need for such property by the public
body holding title thereto; (2) the need for such property by the
public body desiring to acquire title thereto; and (3) the benefits
to be derived by the public as a result of such acquisition or
That any acquisition or disposition by the
state, or any agency, department, board or commission thereof, must
first be approved in writing by the board of public works. All
conveyances of any such real property shall be by deed or deeds, as
the case may be, in the manner provided by law for the conveyance
of real property.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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