AccessWV is a health plan created by West Virginia statute to provide health insurance to West Virginians who have been unable to find or who have been denied health insurance in the private market because of a medical condition
Accountancy, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Accountancy's mission is to provide up-to-date information to exam candidates, licensees, firms and the general public.
Administration, Office ofPhone:
The Office of Administration provides financial, personnel, procurement, and property management services to all WVDEP program offices. The Office's primary objectives are to:
Provide technical assistance to program offices.
Adhere to statutory and ...
Administrative Law DivisionPhone:
The Administrative Law Division serves as both archives and official clearinghouse for agency rules, notices, orders, decisions and other procedural documents. Through online information, subscriptions, copy services, and extensive imaged historical ...
Airports are a vital key to our transportation system. From private to commercial and passenger to cargo, West Virginia's airports cater to a variety of needs. These airports are also located close to other intermodal forms of transportation, thereby a...
Agricultural Statistics ServicePhone:
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency's primary responsibility is to prepare official estimates of agriculture for the nation, and for each state. There ar...
Agriculture, Department ofPhone:
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs, as mandated by state law. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected ...
Air National Guard, WVPhone:
The ANG's state and federal mission is to provide trained, well-equipped men and women who can augment the active force during national emergencies or war, and provide assistance during natural disasters and civil disturbances. The 130th Airlift Wing ...
Air Quality BoardPhone:
The West Virginia Air Quality Board (AQB) hears appeals pertaining to the Division of Air Quality's enforcement and permitting actions. Citizens and the regulated community file appeals with the Board. The Board maintains records of pleadings, subpoena...
Alcohol Beverage Control AdministrationPhone:
The mission of the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA) is to sell and control the use of alcoholic beverages and to enforce the laws and regulations regarding alcoholic beverages in the State of West Virginia
Americans with Disabilities Act OfficePhone:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Bush on July 26, 1990. This Act provides sweeping civil rights protection for people with disabilities. The prototypes for the ADA are the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which...
Architects, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia State Board of Architects was established to safeguard the life, health, property and public welfare of the people of this state and to protect the people against the unauthorized, unqualified and improper practice of architecture in ...
Army National Guard, WVPhone:
The WV Army National Guard has 38 units and activities stationed in 22 counties throughout West Virginia and overseas. WV Army National Guard currently has units supporting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.
Arts, WV Commission on thePhone:
The West Virginia Commission on the Arts, established in 1967, works with artists, arts organizations, schools, and community groups to foster a fertile environment for the artistic, cultural, educational and economic development of the state.
The Commission has sole direction, management and control of the jurisdiction over all amateur, professional and semi-professional boxing, sparing matches and exhibitions, or any form thereof, to be conducted, held or given within the state of West Vir...
Auditor, Office of StatePhone:
The State Auditor serves as the state’s official bookkeeper, Chief Inspector and Supervisor over Public Offices, Securities Commissioner and Commissioner of Delinquent and Non-entered Lands. Visitors to www.wvsao.gov can click on “Accounting” to find ...
The Mission of the State Aviation Division is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of State Government by providing safe and professional aviation support. Reducing travel time and increasing productivity for the State executives is a primary go...
The West Virginia State Bar is the organization of all lawyers licensed to practice law in West Virginia and exists to serve members, the legal profession and the public.
Barbers and Cosmetologists, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists was established by an act of the legislature in 1934 to establish and maintain sanitary and professional standards in the barber and beauty industry.
Budget Office, StatePhone:
Responsible for preparing the Executive Budget document on behalf of the Governor; preparing cash flow estimates and monthly revenue reports; establishing expenditure allotments; and functioning as staff agency to the Governor for budgetary issues.
Chief Medical Examiner, Office ofPhone:
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (O.C.M.E.) is mandated under Chapter 61 of the West Virginia code to investigate and certify all deaths that occur within the state of West Virginia that are the result of violence, suspected violence, deaths du...
Children and Families, Bureau forPhone:
The Bureau for Children and Families provides an accessible, integrated, comprehensive quality service system for West Virginia's children, families and adults to help them achieve maximum potential and improve their quality of life.
Chiropractic, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Chiropractic is responsible for licensing individuals qualified to practice chiropractic in the State of West Virginia. The Board examines for licensure and protects the public by enforcing the general statutes that relate t...
The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal ...
Coal Heritage Highway AuthorityPhone:
The Coal Heritage Highway Authority manages development of the Coal Heritage Trail, a national scenic byway stretching from Bluefield to Ansted and passing through the counties of Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell, and Mercer. The Coal Heritage Tra...
Commerce, Department ofPhone:
To preserve and enhance the well-being of the citizens of West Virginia by providing a cooperative interagency system that stimulates economic growth and diversity, promotes efficient use of our abundant natural resources, and provides increased employ...
Community and Technical College SystemPhone:Website:http://www.wvctcs.org/
The mission of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia is to deliver affordable, accessible high quality education and training that dynamically advances the economic and social development of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) coordinates statewide conservation efforts. The West Virginia State Code charges the WVCA (in Chapter 19-21A-2) to conserve natural resources, control floods, prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs, assis...
Consolidated Public Retirement BoardPhone:
The Consolidated Public Retirement Board is responsible for the administration of all State retirement plans for educational employees, public employees, deputy sheriffs, judges, and public safety personnel with the exclusion of some higher educational...
Corrections, Division ofPhone:
The West Virginia Division of Corrections is dedicated to enhancing public safety for the State of West Virginia and to provide services and responsiveness to victims of crime. Links are provided for Victim Services, Offender Look-up, Community Resourc...
Court Improvement ProgramPhone:
The State Court Improvement Program (CIP) was created as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and designated federal funding beginning in fiscal year 1995 for grants to state court systems to conduct assessments of their foster case l...
Culture and History, Division ofPhone:
The mission of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is to identify, preserve, protect, promote, and present the ideas, arts, and artifacts of West Virginia's heritage, building pride in our past accomplishments and confidence in our future
Developmental Disabilities CouncilPhone:
The West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council was founded to assure that West Virginia citizens with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports, and other forms of assistance they need to exercise self-determination and achieve in...
Dietitians, Board of LicensedPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Licensed Dietitians is a regulatory and disciplinary body. It is the sole authority for the issuance of licenses to practice dietetics in the State of West Virginia.
The purpose of the Board is to protect the public intere...
Economic Opportunity, Office ofPhone:
On January 8, 1964, in his first State of the Union speech, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War On Poverty." Johnson's declaration came just weeks after succeeding to the White House upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Making poverty ...
Education and the Arts, Department ofPhone:
The Department of Education and the Arts was created in 1989 and is one of West Virginia's six executive branch departments. The Department consists of the five agencies at right.
The Cabinet Secretary of Education and the Arts provides Governor Earl...
Education, West Virginia Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Education establishes policies and rules to assure implementation of education goals and to ensure the general supervision, oversight and monitoring of a thorough and efficient educational system.
As Chief Election Officer of West Virginia, the Secretary of State works to involve all West Virginians in the process of democracy.
Working with students, teachers and community leaders through the Secretary of State's office to strengthen voter tur...
Energy, Division ofPhone:
The West Virginia Division of Energy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of fossil, renewable and energy efficiency initiatives designed to advance energy resource development opportunities and provide energy services to businesses, c...
Environmental Enforcement, Office ofPhone:
Environmental Enforcement (EE) promotes compliance with the Solid Waste Management Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Groundwater Protection Act, Hazardous Waste Management Act, Underground Storage Tank Act, and Dam Safety Act by providing assistance, i...
Environmental Quality BoardPhone:
The West Virginia Environmental Quality Board hears appeals regarding the issuance or denial of permits, permit conditions, or enforcement actions rendered by the WV Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water and Waste Management.
Environmental Remediation, Office ofPhone:
The Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act (VRRA) was enacted by the West
Virginia (WV) Legislature for the purpose of encouraging the voluntary clean-up of
contaminated sites and redevelopment of abandoned and under- utilized properties.
Equal Employment Opportunity OfficePhone:
The mission of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office is to prevent and eliminate unlawful employment discrimination and to promote diversity in West Virginia state government by concentrating on the following:
Communication: To improv...
The WV Ethics Commission was created in 1989 to implement and enforce a code of ethical conduct enacted by the Legislature for public servants. (WV Code 6B-1-1,et seq.) In 1999 the Ethics Commission was also given the responsibility of issuing advisory...
The Finance Division provides improved financial management of the resources of the State through:
implementation of improved financial and budgetary accounting information systems
preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) ...
Financial Institutions, Division ofPhone:
The Division of Financial Institutions is a state regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of our state's financial services industry in order to foster and promote a sound and dynamic climate for the citizens and businesses of West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources fisheries management programs are designed to provide a variety of fishing opportunities and experiences for anglers. The DNR endeavors to develop opportunities that range from native brook trout creeks t...
Fleet Management, Division of Phone:
The West Virginia Fleet Management Office strives to provide overall management services for approximately 1,600 vehicles and to ensure that these vehicles are appropriate to the transportation needs of the users and to interface with all levels of Sta...
Forestry, Division ofPhone:
Regulates and coordinates forestry activities on the state's forest land. The division's programs include Forest Fire Control, Logging Regulation, Water Quality, Landowner Assistance, Forest Stewardship, Ginseng Regulation, Forestry Industry Assistance...
Funeral Service Examiners, Board ofPhone:
Responsible for protecting the public interest by overseeing the licensure of persons who wish to practice emblaming, funeral directing and cremation and to operate a funeral establishment and crematory in the state of West Virginia.
General Services DivisionPhone:
The Division is comprised of several units, which provide operations & maintenance, architectural & engineering, asbestos coordination, health & safety coordination, custodial services and grounds maintenance for the West Virginia State Capitol Complex...
GIS Coordinator's OfficePhone:
The mission of the WV Office of GIS Coordinator is to work with state agencies, West Virginia’s GIS community, and regional and federal partners to provide and promote cooperative leadership, support, and innovative solutions for utilizing geospatial t...
Grievance Board, WV Public EmployeesPhone:
To provide the employees and employers of the governing boards of higher education and the state and various county boards of education a procedure for resolving problems arising in the respective employment relationships within those agencies.
Health Care AuthorityPhone:
The Health Care Authority's goals are to control health care costs, improve the quality and efficiency of the health care system, encourage collaboration and develop a system of health care delivery which makes health services available to all resident...
Health Information NetworkPhone:
The purpose of the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) is to promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of a network to facilitate public and private use of health care information in the State. It is intended that the...
Health Statistics CenterPhone:
The Health Statistics Center (HSC) is a division of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. The HSC has two main functions.
The first is to be the state’s offi...
Higher Education Policy CommissionPhone:
(304) 558-2101, For financial aid questions, please call (304) 558-4614Website:http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state's four-year colleges and universities. It is charged with oversight of higher ed...
Traversing mountains, valleys, wild rivers and rolling countryside, the roadways maintained by WVDOT include:
37,370 miles of public roads
34,610 miles of state highway
88 miles of the West Virginia Turnpike
549 miles of Interstate highway (out o...
The mission of the Division of Culture and History's State Historic Preservation Office is to encourage, inform, support, and participate in the efforts of the people of West Virginia to identify, recognize, preserve and protect West Virginia's prehist...
Housing Development FundPhone:
The WVHDF is a public body corporate, and governmental instrumentality of the State of West Virginia, established to develop and improve housing opportunities for its residents.
Human Rights CommissionPhone:
Eliminating discriminatory practices based upon sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, religion, blindness and familial status, since 1961.
The West Virginia Humanities Council supports great humanities projects statewide in West Virginia.
We bring programs in history, literature, folklore, religion, archeology, and the other humanities to the people of West Virginia
Information Technology OfficePhone:
In support of the Environmental Protection's mission of protecting and improving the environment, the WVDEP will use information systems to maximize efficiency and effectiveness by providing all users with information, in a timely manner, in a compati...
The Offices of the Insurance Commissioner offers a variety of services for both the
consumer and the insurance industry to ensure that quality coverage exists throughout the
state. Offices of the Insurance Commissioner staff monitor, regulate and lic...
Investment Management BoardPhone:
The WVIMB was organized to provide prudent fiscal administration and investment management services to designated State defined benefit retirement plans, the State’s Workers’ Compensation and Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis plans, and certain other State ...
Justice and Community Services, Divison OfPhone:
Our duties are to assist in protecting the public through research, planning and coordination of services, training and certification of law enforcement officers, and administration of grant funding programs to enhance the capacity of criminal justice ...
Juvenile Services, Division ofPhone:
The Division of Juvenile Services is committed to providing effective, beneficial services to youth in the Juvenile Justice system that promote positive development and accountability, while preserving community safety, and sustaining a work environmen...
Labor, Division ofPhone:
Operating under the umbrella of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the Division of Labor is a multi-faceted and diverse state agency that touches nearly every aspect of the lives of consumers and businesses in West Virginia.
Land Restoration, Division ofPhone:
The Division of Land Restoration consists of 3 offices. The offices include abandoned mine lands and reclamation; environmental remediation and special reclamation. The division administers multiple cleanup programs including brownfields, leaking under...
Landscape Architects, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia State Board of Landscape Architects was created on July 1, 1971 by the West Virginia Legislature for the purpose of protecting the health, safety interest and welfare of its citizens by regulating those who hold themselves out to be a...
Lawyer Disciplinary BoardPhone:
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board, with the assistance of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, has jurisdiction to investigate complaints regarding legal ethics; to hold hearings; and to make recommendations with respect to disciplinary action to be taken a...
The elected, representative branch of State government formed by the constitution to make and revise laws, approve certain executive nominations, and propose constitutional changes.
The West Virginia Library Commission is the source for information, resources, and programs that promote, assist, and support the development of library services.
The West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC) was created in 1929 (Chapter 10, West Vir...
The commission was created in 1985 to assist and advise the director of the Lottery and to carry on a continuous study of West Virginia Lottery operations throughout the state. Members are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the senate. In a...
Medical Services, Bureau forPhone:
Assure access to appropriate, medically necessary quality health care. To make the Bureau user friendly for providers and beneficiaries. Improve the health of West Virginians by focusing on preventive care.
Medicine, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Medicine is the sole authority for the issuance of licenses to practice medicine and surgery, to practice podiatry, and to practice as a physician assistant for a medical doctor (M.D.) in the State of West Virginia, and is th...
Mildred Mitchell-Bateman HospitalPhone:
Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital, a state DHHR supported psychiatric hospital is located in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. It is a training site for future health care professionals attending over twenty colleges and educational institutions in the t...
Mining and Reclamation, Division ofPhone:
The mission of the Division of Mining and Reclamation (DMR) is to regulate the mining industry in accordance with federal and state law. Activities include issuing and renewing permits for mineral extraction sites and related facilities, inspecting fac...
Motor Vehicles, Division ofPhone:
The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is comprised of more than 6,000 men and women who work in the Division of Highways; Division of Motor Vehicles; Division of Public Transit; the Public Port Authority; the Parkways, Economic Develop...
Mountaineer Challenge AcademyPhone:
The mission of the Mountaineer Challenge Academy is to train and mentor selected at-risk youth to become contributing members of society using the 8 Core Components in a quasi-military environment during a 22-week residential and one year follow-up pro...
Municipal Bond CommissionPhone:
The West Virginia Municipal Bond Commission is focused on providing state and local government bond issuers with economical, financial and managerial service.
The Commission is appointed as fiscal agent for all general obligation (tax levy) bond issue...
Municipal Pensions Oversight BoardPhone:
The WV Municipal Pensions Oversight Board was created for the purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of municipal policemen’s and firemen’s pension and relief funds to assure prudent administration, investment and management of their funds.
Natural Resources, Division ofPhone:
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources provides and administers a long-range comprehensive program for the exploration, conservation, development, protection, enjoyment and use of the state's natural resources.
Nutrition Services, Office ofPhone:
Located within the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, the Office of Nutrition Services administers several programs and initiatives designed to promote a healthy start for West Virginia's children. These are:
-The Farmer's Market Nutrition Progra...
Occupational Therapy, Board ofPhone:
Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals learn or re-learn daily living and developmental skills, which may include dressing/bathing, feeding, fine motor, and play/hobbies. The primary purpose of occupational therapy is to insur...
Oil and Gas Conservation CommissionPhone:
The West Virginia Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) regulates the drilling of deep wells in the state. The OGCC approves drilling permits and conducts hearings on matters relating to the exploration for or production of oil and gas from deep w...
Oil and Gas, Office ofPhone:
The Office of Oil and Gas is responsible for monitoring and regulating all actions related to the exploration, drilling, storage and production of oil and natural gas.
It maintains records on over 40,000 active, and 25,000 inactive oil & gas wells.
Optometry, Board ofPhone:
The Mission Statement of the WVBO is:
“To ensure that all applicants for licensure and all Doctors of Optometry currently licensed, practice their profession in a manner that benefits and protects the public, and to ensure that the highest quali...
Osteopathic Medicine, Board ofPhone:
(304) 558-6095 Website:http://www.wvbdosteo.org
The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy is a state agency that licenses osteopathic physicians and osteopathic physician assistants. By statute, we are composed of 3 licensed physicians with at least 5 years of practice and 2 lay members appointed by th...
Parole, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Parole Board, as part of West Virginia’s criminal justice system, makes independent, quality, conditional releases of adult offenders. It also makes clemency recommendations to the Governor for adult offenders. The Board contributes...
Partnerships to Assure Student SuccessPhone:
WVPASS (Partnerships to Assure Student Success) is a state initiative of national and state partners that support West Virginia communities by providing them training, technical support and resources for youth and community development. WVPASS connect...
The Division of Personnel was created by statute in 1989 to provide leadership in human resource management for the executive operating agencies of state government, including administration of a merit system (i.e. civil service). A comprehensive syste...
Pharmacy, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy consists of seven board members who are appointed by the Governor for a term of five years. Five board members are practicing pharmacists while two members are public members. It is the duty of the Board to protect t...
Physical Therapy, Board ofPhone:
The WV Board of Physical Therapy (WVBOPT) is a State Regulatory Board that was created by the WV Legislature to regulate the practice of Physical Therapy in order to protect the public from the "unauthorized, unqualified and unregulated practice of Phy...
Professional Development, Center forPhone:
The mission of the West Virginia Center for Professional Development is to advance the quality of teaching and management in the schools of West Virginia through (1) the implementation of statewide training, professional staff development, and technica...
Professional Engineers, Board of Registration forPhone:
The West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is charged with the responsibility of administering the provisions of the West Virginia State Registration Law for Professional Engineers (WV Code Chapter 30, Article 13 and Title...
Prosecuting Attorneys InstitutePhone:
Improve the training programs for prosecutors
Increase the amount of training available for prosecutors
Provide additional manuals and handbooks for use by prosecutors in the performance of their duties
Provide a database docket control ...
Protective Services, Division ofPhone:
The Division of Protective Services within the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety was created to provide for the safety and security of individuals who visit, conduct business or work at the Capitol Complex and other state f...
Psychologists, Board of Examiners ofPhone:
The purpose of the State Board of Psychology is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The Board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of Psychology. It ...
West Virginia Public Broadcasting, through our unique programs and services, will empower people to broaden their perspectives, appreciate their history and become active in their communities. Using the power of public service media, we will create mor...
Public Defender ServicesPhone:
Public Defender Services funds all indigent defense for the State of West Virginia. There are two modes of representation:
Private attorneys appointed case by case, and
Full-time Public Defenders.
Public Employees Credit UnionPhone:
West Virginia Public Employees Credit Union was founded in 1981 to provide financial services to state employees and their family's. Today, the credit union has expanded and serves retired state employees, political subdivisions of the state who partic...
Public Employees Grievance BoardPhone:
From 1985 through the first half of 2007, the West Virginia Education and State Employees Grievance Board served the employers, the public employees and people of the State of West Virginia. In it’s twenty years of operation the Board established a bod...
Public Employees Insurance AgencyPhone:
PEIA was established under the Public Employees Insurance Act of 1971, to provide hospital, surgical, group major medical, prescription drug, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage to eligible employees; and to establish ...
Public Health, Bureau forPhone:
Healthy people in healthy communities
To help shape the environments within which people and communities can be safe and healthy
Values are the behaviors or characteristics that are held in high regard by our org...
Public Information OfficePhone:
The Public Information Office, often referred to as the PIO, plays an intricate role in disseminating Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) information. It offers a variety of services, all aimed at communication. Your message is our concern, an...
Public Port AuthorityPhone:
The Ohio, Kanawha, Big Sandy, Little Kanawha and the Monongahela Rivers have influenced the lives of 1.2 million West Virginians over the years living within the twenty-two river counties. Historically, the Ohio River and its tributaries have been one...
Public Service CommissionPhone:
The Public Service Commission (PSC) supports and promotes a utility regulatory and transportation safety environment that balances the interests of all parties and pursues excellence through quality. We do so to ensure that reasonably priced and reliab...
The mission of the Purchasing Division is to provide valued services to our customers by making sound and effective decisions in accordance with state law. As a customer-driven organization, we strive to exercise prudent and fair spending practices in ...
The West Virginia Racing Commission oversees and regulates the Greyhound and Thoroughbred horse racing industry in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Racing Commission licenses all persons, associations, or corporations that hold any horse racing mee...
Through funding from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and coordination with Volunteer West Virginia, ReadyWV is a communications campaign and an online tool that helps West Virginians know what to do before, duri...
Real Estate CommissionPhone:
The West Virginia Real Estate Commission has the principal purpose of protecting the public interest from the unauthorized, unqualified and unregulated practice of real estate brokerage through enactment of WV Code 30-40 and to regulate the granting of...
Real Estate, Division ofPhone:
State leases for all types of space and land are administered by the Leasing Section of General Services Division, Department of Administration, in accordance with provisions of the West Virginia Code, unless otherwise provided for within said code.
Regional Community Policing InstitutePhone:
West Virginia's Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) was established in 1997 when a partnership of state agencies obtained federal grant money to fund the Institute. West Virginia has approximately 272 law enforcement agencies that serve 1.8 mi...
Regional Intergovernmental CouncilPhone:
The Regional Intergovernmental Council (RIC) serves local governments within the four-county region of Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties. One of 11 regional planning and development councils located within the state of West Virginia, RIC provide...
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility AuthorityPhone:
The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority updates this information regularly to help ensure that it is complete and accurate; however, the information may not reflect the current location, status, or other data regarding an in...
Rehabilitation Services, Division ofPhone:
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services helps people with disabilities prepare for, get, keep or advance in competitive employment. To accomplish that goal, we can provide a broad range of vocational rehabilitation services, such as quali...
Respiratory Care, Board ofPhone:
The mission of the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care is to provide oversight of the licensing of respiratory care practitioners in the State of West Virginia. The Board is responsible for providing guidelines for licensing requirements, renewal o...
Revenue, Department ofPhone:
The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer and enforce West Virginia revenue laws, to efficiently collect the proper amount of revenues due the State, to fairly and economically administer laws pertaining to the sale and consumption of a...
Risk and Insurance Management, Board ofPhone:
A five-member board, appointed by the governor, governs the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM). BRIM operates under the authority of Chapter 29, Article 12; and Chapter 33, Article 30 of the West Virginia Code, as amended, and...
WV Region 2 WorkforcePhone:
The Region 2 WIB began operations in July 2000 after the WORKFORCE Investment Act legislation of 1998 created a system for federal WORKFORCE Development Funds to be administered by regional WORKFORCE Investment Boards (WIB). Each local region now has t...
School Building AuthorityPhone:
The School Building Authority (SBA) was created in 1989 by the West Virginia Legislature. The Authority was empowered to facilitate and provide state funds for the construction and maintenance of school facilities to meet the educational needs of the ...
Secretary of StatePhone:
The office of the West Virginia Secretary of State serves as the state’s chief election officer, registrar of business and charities, keeper of the great seal of our state, oversees public notary commissions and much more.
Our office strives to off...
Senior Services, Bureau ofPhone:
The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is a cabinet-level agency within state government and acts as the lead entity for programs serving older West Virginians. A Commissioner appointed by the Governor is the chief administrative officer and overs...
Social Work Examiners, Board ofPhone:
The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualification, education, training and experience for those who seek licensure and to promote high standards of professional and ethical performance for those engaged in the prof...
Solid Waste Management BoardPhone:
To provide guidance and direction to the state, county and municipal
• Protecting the public health and welfare by establishing a
comprehensive program of solid waste collection, processing,
recycling and disposal to be implemented ...
State Parks & ForestsPhone:
Public treasures welcoming visitors year-round. Cabins, cottages, campgrounds, lodges and hotels, restaurants, golf courses and nature centers complement a diverse events calendar and park attractions. Civil War battlefields, Blennerhassett Island, and...
State Police, WVPhone:
The West Virginia State Police was born in controversy in the second extraordinary session of the West Virginia Legislature on June 19, 1919. Then Governor John Jacob Cornwell was insistent upon having a State Police force which he said, "was mandator...
The West Virginia Senate is the upper house of the West Virginia Legislature. There are 17 senatorial districts. Each district has two senators who serve staggered four-year terms.
Supreme Court of AppealsPhone:
The judiciary is one of three coequal branches of state government, each with separate powers. The legislative branch makes the law. The executive branch enforces the law. The judicial branch interprets and applies the law in cases brought before the c...
Surface Mine BoardPhone:
The Surface Mine Board’s mission is to provide a fair and orderly ascertainment of the facts and to promote the ends of justice and fairness.
The function of the Surface Mine Board is to hear appeals regarding the issuance or denial of permits, permit...
The West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property is a unit under the Purchasing Division. In operating the State and Federal Surplus Property Programs, our state agency has assisted thousands of eligible organizations by offering good, usable proper...
Surveyors, Board of ProfessionalPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors is responsible for assuring the appropriate conduct and proper education of all practicing professional surveying by enforcing the state's regulations and issuing licenses to qualified persons.
Tax Appeals, Office ofPhone:
The West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals (“OTA”) began operations on January 01, 2003, pursuant to the provisions of W. Va. Code §§ 11-10A-1 et seq. OTA hears and decides primarily state tax disputes that are not resolved informally before the State Tax...
The West Virginia tax department provides state income and business tax forms and information to businesses and citizens.
Technology, Office ofPhone:
The goals of the Office of Technology are to develop an organized approach to information resource management for this state while providing technical assistance to state entities in the design and management of information systems. Through the plannin...
Tourism, Division ofPhone:
To cultivate a world-class travel and tourism industry in West Virginia through creation of jobs, stimulation of investment, expansion of current tourism attractions and promotion of a positive state image, thereby improving the way of life for West Vi...
Transportation, Department ofPhone:
The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is comprised of more than 6,000 men and women who work in the Division of Highways; Division of Motor Vehicles; Division of Public Transit; the Public Port Authority; the Parkways, Economic Develop...
Treasurer, Office of StatePhone:
Welcome to the West Virginia State Treasurer’s website. This office serves as the state’s banker and chief investment officer, processes the state’s monies and pays all of the state’s bills.
On this site you can learn all about the programs and servi...
Treasury Investments, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Legislature created the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments in July 2005. This board was created to oversee and manage the state’s operating funds, also known as the Consolidated Fund. The Legislature declared that, “.. the ...
Veterans Assistance, Department ofPhone:
Since the beginning of man’s history, all great nations have honored, respected, and provided certain benefits for their veterans, realizing that had it not been for the sacrifices of the men and women who fought their battles, the nations themselves w...
Veterinary Medicine, Board ofPhone:
The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing and regulatory agency for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and certified animal euthanasia technicians in the State of West Virginia. The Board of Veterinary Medicine was e...
Water Development AuthorityPhone:
The West Virginia Water Development Authority (WDA) is the agency that coordinates the financing and closing for all infrastructure loans and economic development loans and provides financing for the design, construction, improvement and acquisition of...
West Virginia Film OfficePhone:
The West Virginia Film Office (WVFO) is a section of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (www.afci.org).
The WVFO provides support for motion pictures, t...
West Virginia NetworkPhone:
WVNET is the West Virginia Network, a dynamic service organization providing telecommunications and computing services within West Virginia. WVNET was created in 1975 to provide central computing facilities and wide-area network communications linking ...
West Virginia Small Business PlanPhone:
The West Virginia Small Business Plan is intended to help more uninsured working adults obtain comprehensive health insurance coverage through employer-sponsored plans that are priced lower than the usual rate for comparable coverage. It is one compone...
West Virginia Workforce Investment CouncilPhone:
To ensure continuity of purpose and provide overall guidance in vision and direction to the Workforce Investment System, the following goals have been endorsed by the Governor:
1. To design and implement a comprehensive, fully integrated workforce ...
The West Virginia Women’s Commission promotes the status and empowerment of all West Virginia women through advocacy, research, education, and consensus building. The Commission exists to foster women’s economic, political, educational, and social deve...
Work Force West VirginiaPhone:
WORKFORCE West Virginia, a division of the Department of Commerce, effectively coordinates all available state and federal resources by orchestrating the efforts of state agencies and local organizations.
WV Association of Licensing BoardsPhone:
The West Virginia Association of Licensing Boards is an organization that was formed to assist and organize the various licensing agencies throughout the state of West Virginia. Originally formed in 1981, the Association is composed of approximately 32...