Property Taxes Going Up for Charleston Residents

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Property taxes will go up soon for residents of Charleston.

Charleston City Council approved the increase at a special meeting Tuesday night.

For the typical homeowner, that means about a $4 yearly increase. For commercial properties, it will be about $8.

City Manager David Molgaard said it isn't as bad as it could have been.

"Overall, we have kept our property taxes reasonably low," Molgaard said. "They are still only 60 some percent of what they could potentially be. There is a cap that state law allows on property taxes, and we are nowhere near that cap today."

Molgaard said the increase will go into effect July 1.

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