State Agencies

State of West Virginia (Government) is the official Web site for the State of West Virginia and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive that started in July of 2007.

West Virginia Business and Licensing
The mission of the Office of Secretary of State is to enhance commerce, ensure integrity of the electoral process, and to preserve certain historical documents essential to our State while providing prompt quality service to the businesses, voters, and citizens of West Virginia.

West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The Mission of the Division of Motor Vehicles is to provide essential motor vehicle and driver services, facilitate interstate travel by promoting reciprocity for West Virginia vehicles and drivers in other states, promote highway safety, and collect revenue for highway maintenance and construction programs.

West Virginia Department of Transportation
It is the mission of the West Virginia Department of Transportation to create and maintain for the people of West Virginia, the United States and the world a multi-modal and inter-modal transportation system that supports the safe, effective and efficient movement of people, information and goods that enhances the opportunity for people and communities to enjoy environmentally sensitive and economically sound development.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (Hunting and Fishing)
Are you a first-time angler in West Virginia? Get started by purchasing your West Virginia fishing license. All anglers age 15 and older are required to have a fishing license and licenses are good for the calendar year. Get hooked by catching bass, catfish, trout, walleye, and much more in West Virginia.

West Virginia Economic Development
WESTVIRGINIA.GOV is the business recruitment website for the West Virginia Department of Economic Development.

West Virginia Magistrate Courts
There are 158 magistrates in West Virginia. There are at least two magistrates in every county, and ten in the largest county, Kanawha. A county-by-county map of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties with magistrate information can be found here.

West Virginia State Code
These West Virginia Code sections are updated regularly as new legislation takes effect. For the effective date of an individual act of the WV Legislature and the Code sections affected by that act, please consult our Bill Status database.

West Virginia Tax Department
Striving to act with integrity and fairness in the administration of the tax laws of West Virginia, the State Tax Department’s primary mission is to diligently collect and accurately assess taxes due to the State of West Virginia in support of State services and programs.