BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Some changes are coming to tax liens in the state.

Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer announced this week that a bill passed by lawmakers this year has placed the responsibility for tax lien sales on the West Virginia state auditor.

That means the sheriff’s department will no longer be conducting its annual Real Estate Tax Lien Sale in November.

Sheriff Bohrer’s office said his office is still responsible for certifying a list of delinquent properties for the state auditor’s office by the end of October.

Once that list is submitted, the property owner must contact the auditor’s office in order to redeem the property.

More information on the new law can be found by searching for Chapter 11A at

Sheriff Bohrer reminds property owners that 2021 Real Estate taxes must be paid by October 31st at 5 p.m. in order to avoid being turned over to the state auditor’s office.