West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 West Virginia Agencies

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Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation, Office of
Phone:(304) 926-0485Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/aml
The Office of Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation was created in 1981 to manage the reclamation of lands and waters affected by mining prior to passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) in 1977. The AML program is funded by a...
Phone:(304) 558-8264Website:http://apps.wvinsurance.gov/accesswv/
 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 of
Phone:(304) 558-3557Website:http://www.boa.wv.gov
The West Virginia Board of Accountancy's mission is to provide up-to-date information to exam candidates, licensees, firms and the general public.
Acupuncture Board
The primary purpose of this Board is to protect the West Virginia consumer through the licensure and regulation of acupuncturists.
Addressing and Mapping Board, Statewide
Phone:(304) 558-4218Website:http://www.addressingwv.org
Our mission is to protect public health, safety, and property from past coal mining and enhance the environment through reclamation and restoration of land and water resources.
Adjutant General's Office
Phone:(304) 561-6316
Administration, Office of
Phone:(304) 926-0480Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/administration
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 Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/administrative-law/
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 ...
Administrative Services Division
Phone:(304) 558-2221Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/administrative.html
The Administrative Services Division handles the day-to-day financial activities of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and oversees the maintenance of buildings and upkeep of the grounds for the main headquarters at the Guthrie Agricultural Ce...
Phone:(304) 558-3436Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/aeronautics
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...
Aeronautics Commission
Phone:(304) 558-3436Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/aeronautics
The West Virginia Aeronautics Commission (WVAC) fosters and assists in the development of aeronautics in West Virginia and encourages the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities.
Agricultural Statistics Service
Phone:(304) 345-5958Website:http://www.nass.usda.gov/wv
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2201Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org
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, WV
Phone:(304) 341-6249Website:http://www.wvang.ang.af.mil/
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 Board
Phone:(304) 926-0445Website:http://www.wvaqb.org
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...
Air Quality, Division of
Phone:(304) 926-0475Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/daq/
“To Protect and Improve Today’s Air Quality and Preserve it for Future Generations”
Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
Phone:(304) 356-5500Website:http://www.abca.wv.gov
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 Office
Phone:(304) 558-1783Website:http://www.ada.wv.gov/
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...
Animal Health Division
Phone:(304) 558-2214Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/animal_health.html
The mission of the Animal Health Program is to enforce certain Agriculture laws and the regulations legally promulgated in carrying out the mandates of the laws. The charge is to prevent, suppress, and control any communicable diseases of animals or po...
Architects, Board of
Phone:(304) 528-5825Website:http://www.wvbrdarch.org
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 ...
Archives and History Commission
Phone:(304) 558-0230Website:http://www.wvculture.org/history/index.html
Whether studying for the Golden Horseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary sourc...
Army National Guard, WV
Phone:(304) 561-6545Website:http://www.wv.ngb.army.mil/
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 the
Phone:(304) 558-0240Website:http://www.wvculture.org/arts/index.html
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.
Athletic Commission
Phone:(304) 346-1331
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...
Attorney General, Office Of
Phone:(304) 558-2021Website:http://www.wvago.gov
The Attorney General, as required by the West Virginia Constitution, is the chief legal officer of the State.
Auditor, Office of State
Phone:(304) 558-2251Website:http://www.wvsao.gov
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 ...
Authentications & Certifications Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/public-services/execrecords/
Provides certification for documents from West Virginia that need to be filed in another country in order to prevent forgeries.
Aviation Division
Phone:(304) 558-0403Website:http://www.aviation.wv.gov
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...
Bar, State
Phone:(304) 553-7220Website:http://www.wvbar.org
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2924Website:http://www.wvbbc.com
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.
Behavioral Health & Health Facilities, Bureau for
Phone:(304) 558-0627Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf
We ensure that positive meaningful opportunities are available for persons with mental illness, chemical dependency, developmental disabilities and those at risk. We provide support for individuals, families, and communities in assisting persons to ach...
Budget Office, State
Phone:(304) 558-0040Website:http://budget.wv.gov
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.
Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Phone:(304) 372-7860Website:http://www.cedarlakes.com
Whether enjoying an afternoon picnic, attending camp or participating in a corporate meeting or retreat, an estimated 500,000 people visit Cedar Lakes each year
Center for Threat Preparedness
Phone:(304) 558-6900 Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/healthprep/
Within WVDHHR and the WV Bureau for Public Health, the Center for Threat Preparedness facilitates advance planning and preparation for health disasters.
Charitable Organizations Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/charities/
The West Virginia Charitable Organizations Division registers and regulates charitable organizations, the professional solicitors, and the professional fund-raising counsels with whom they contract to assist in raising funds from the public. The purp...
Chief Medical Examiner, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-6920Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/ocme/
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...
Child Support Enforcement, Bureau for
Phone:(304) 558-3780Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bcse
The Mission of the West Virginia Bureau for Child Support Enforcement is to promote and enhance the social, emotional and financial bonds between children and their parents.
Children and Families, Bureau for
Phone:(304) 558-0628Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf
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.
Children's Health Insurance Program
Phone:(304) 558-2732Website:http://www.chip.wv.gov
West Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) was created to help working families who do not have health insurance for their children.
Chiropractic, Board of
Phone:(304) 746-7839Website:http://www.boc.wv.gov
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...
Claims, Court of
Phone:(304) 347-4851Website:http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/Court/main.cfm
The Court of Claims was created by the Legislature in 1967 to hear claims against State agencies.
Coal Forum
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 Authority
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...
College Foundation of West Virginia
From middle school students to educators, the College Foundation of West Virginia Website is your free source for college and career planning.
Commerce, Department of
Phone:(304) 558-2234Website:http://www.wvcommerce.org
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...
Communications and Legislative Affairs, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-7899Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/communications
The mission of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs is to support the Department of Health and Human Resources in effectively communicating its message and advocate, promote and implement a communications system that focuses on issues a...
Communications Division
Phone:(304) 558-3708Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/communications.html
In this division, one of the largest circulated publications in the State, The Market Bulletin, is reborn each month. With a mailing list of approximately 60,000, this publication presents current agricultural articles and a free agricultural classifie...
Community and Rural Health Services, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-3210Website:http://www.wvochs.org
The Office of Community Health Systems (OCHS) facilitates coordinated, comprehensive, and integrated community-based health services throughout the state
Community and Technical College System
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.
Community and Technical College System of WV
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.
Community Service, Commission for National and
Phone:(304) 558-0111Website:http://www.volunteerwv.org
The West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism.
Conservation Agency
Phone:(304) 558-2204Website:http://www.wvca.us
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 Board
Phone:(304) 558-3570Website:http://www.wvretirement.com
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...
Consumer Advocate Division of the Public Service Commission
The Consumer Advocate Division was established in 1981 under West Virginia Code § 24-2-1, and is an independent division of the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The Consumer Advocate Division advocates primarily on behalf of residential cust...
Corrections, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-2036Website:http://www.wvdoc.com
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...
Counseling, Board of Examiners in
Phone:(304) 558-5494Website:http://www.wvbec.org
The Board of Examiners in Counseling exists in order to insure that the practice of counseling contributes to the general welfare and public interest of the state and its citizens.
Court Improvement Program
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...
Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority, West Virginia
Phone:(304) 558-5435Website:http://www.cfia.wv.gov
In 2001, the West Virginia Legislature created the Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority (CFIA) to provide county government with funding assistance to modify existing courthouse facilities or for the construction of new courthouse facilities.
Crime Victims Compensation Fund
Phone:(304) 347-4850Website:http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/victims/main.cfm
This Act provides for compensation to innocent victims of crime who have suffered personal injury and who have incurred out-of-pocket losses as a result of criminally injurious conduct.
Culture and History, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-0220Website:http://www.wvculture.org
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
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Commission for the
Phone:(304) 558-1675Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/wvcdhh
The mission of the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WVCDHH) is to advocate for, develop, and coordinate public policies, regulations, and programs to assure full and equal opportunity for persons who are deaf and hard of heari...
Dental Examiners, Board of
The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by statues and regulation of the practice of dentists and dental hygienists.
Development Office
Phone:(304) 558-2234Website:http://www.wvcommerce.org/info/aboutcommerce/developmentoffice/default.aspx
As the state’s chief economic and community development agency, the West Virginia Development Office improves the quality of life for all West Virginians by strengthening the state’s communities and expanding its economy to create more and better jobs.
Developmental Disabilities Council
Phone:(304) 558-0416Website:http://www.ddc.wv.gov
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 Licensed
Phone:(304) 926-3719Website:http://www.wvbold.com
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 Development Authority
Phone:(304) 558-3650Website:http://www.wveda.org
WVEDA has statutory authority to borrow funds from the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments to loan to borrowers.
Economic Opportunity, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-8860Website:http://www.oeo.wv.gov
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 ...
Economic Research, Dept. of Labor and
This website provides extensive information on the programs and services available to businesses including existing businesses, newly locating companies, start-ups, small and minority businesses, and many others.
Education and the Arts, Department of
Phone:(304) 558-2440Website:http://www.edandarts.wv.gov
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, State Department of
Phone:(304) 558-2681Website:http://wvde.state.wv.us
The department provides resources and guidance to West Virginia's public schools and districts as they implement the state's K-12 education requirements.
Education, West Virginia Board of
Phone:(304) 558-3660Website:http://wvde.state.wv.us/boe/
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.
Elections Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/
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...
Emergency Medical Services, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-3956Website:http://www.wvoems.org/
The mission of the Office of Emergency Medical Services is to reduce death and disability by promoting, supporting, and enhancing a comprehensive EMS system, thus improving the quality of life for everyone.
Energy, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-2234Website:http://www.energywv.org
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...
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Board
The State of West Virginia’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project commonly known as wvOASIS, will improve the State’s administrative functions by transforming how it manages business processes. The new integrated system, wvOASIS, which stands fo...
Environmental Advocate, Office of
Phone:(304) 926-0440Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/environmental-advocate
The Environmental Advocate provides daily assistance to the public. The Environmental Advocate handles telephone requests or complaints on the office's toll-free telephone. Requests for assistance can include questions about the public comment process;...
Environmental Enforcement, Office of
Phone:(304) 926-0470Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/ee
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 Health Services, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-2981Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/oehs
To enhance environmental health protection for every West Virginia citizen and visitor through quality programs that are designed and administered to serve, educate, and regulate in the least restrictive and most efficient manner.
Environmental Protection, Department of
Phone:(304) 926-0440Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to promote a healthy environment.
Environmental Quality Board
Phone:(304) 926-0445Website:http://www.wveqb.org
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 of
Phone:(304) 926-0455Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/dlr/oer/
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.
Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-0644Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/promot.htm
The mission of the Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion (OEHP) is to ensure healthier communities across West Virginia through promoting healthier lifestyles, managing health information, and decreasing disease, injury, disability, and premature...
Epidemiology and Prevention Services, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-5358Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps
The Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) is a part of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health and consists of seven divisions including Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Immunization Services,...
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
Phone:(304) 558-0400Website:http://www.eeo.wv.gov
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...
Ethics Commission
Phone:(304) 558-0664Website:http://www.ethics.wv.gov
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...
Explosives & Blasting, Office of
Phone:(304) 926-0464Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/dmr/oeb
To administer and enforce the surface mine blasting laws in a manner that protects the public and their property from harmful effects of surface mine blasting.
Finance Division
Phone:(304) 558-6181Website:http://www.finance.wv.gov/
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2294Website:http://www.dfi.wv.gov
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.
Fire Commission, State
Phone:(304) 558-2191Website:http://www.firemarshal.wv.gov
To provide, through Leadership, the best possible Fire Prevention and Life Safety for our citizens by Legislation, Education, Training, Standards and Resource Allocation.
Fish Management
Phone:(304) 558-2771Website:http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing.shtm
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:304-558-2106 Website:http://www.fleet.wv.gov
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...
Foresters, Board of Registration for
Phone:(304) 532-9663Website:http://www.wvlicensingboards.com/foresters
The West Virginia Board of Registration for Foresters has the responsibility of registration of foresters and forestry technicians and the regulation of the practice of forestry in the state of West Virginia. The Board was established by the West Virgi...
Forestry, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-2788Website:http://www.wvforestry.com
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-0302Website:http://www.wvfuneralboard.com
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 Division
Phone:(304) 558-2317Website:http://www.generalservices.wv.gov/
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...
Geological and Economic Survey
Phone:(304) 594-2331Website:http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu
West Virginia's center for geology, energy resources, industrial minerals, geologic hazards, ground water, topographic and geologic maps, earth science, and much more.
GIS Coordinator's Office
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...
GIS Technical Center
Phone:(304) 293-0557Website:http://wvgis.wvu.edu/index.php
To provide focus, direction and leadership to users of geographic information systems (GIS), digital mapping and remote sensing within the State of West Virginia
Governor's Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning (GOHELP)
The Governor's Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning's mission is to coordinate all health care system reform initiatives among executive branch agencies, departments, bureaus and offices in the state of West Virginia and to coordinate de...
Grievance Board, WV Public Employees
Phone:(304) 558-3361Website:http://www.pegb.wv.gov
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.
Office of the Governor
Phone:(304) 558-2000Website:http://www.governor.wv.gov
West Virginia's Governor is the Chief Executive of many departments, agencies and offices that help make West Virginia a better place to live, work, and enjoy.
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
Phone:(304) 752-3255Website:http://www.trailsheaven.com/
The goal of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails is to provide the finest recreational experience in the country, and with praises from Dirt Wheels, ATV Illustrated, ATV Sport, Dirt Rider, and ATV Magazine, as well as television spots on The Outdoor Life Network ...
Health and Human Resources, Department of
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is responsible for administering many programs that benefit the citizens of West Virginia.
Health Care Authority
Phone:(304) 558-7000Website:http://www.hcawv.org
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 Facility Licensure and Certification, Office Of
Phone:(304) 558-0050Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/ohflac/
OHFLAC helps shape healthy environments for clients, patients and residents within healthcare facilities by promoting the quality services and high standards of care that exist when facilities are in compliance with state licensure rules and federal ...
Health Information Network
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 Center
Phone:(304) 558-9100Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/hschome.htm
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...
Hearing Aid Dealers, Board of
Phone:(304) 558-3527Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/wvbhadf/
The Board is established to protect the hearing impaired public of West Virginia by registering, licensing, and regulating those who fit and sell hearing aids.
Higher Education Policy Commission
Phone:(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...
Highways Division
Phone:(304) 558-3505Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways
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...
Historic Preservation
Phone:(304) 558-0220Website:http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/index.html
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...
Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-5380Website:http://www.dhsem.wv.gov
The primary purpose of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is to provide coordination to assist local emergency managers and first responders to provide for the protection of life and property.
House of Delegates
Phone:(304) 340-3210Website:http://www.legis.state.wv.us
The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. The House is composed of 100 members elected for two year terms.
Housing Development Fund
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 Commission
Phone:(304) 558-2616Website:http://www.hrc.wv.gov
Eliminating discriminatory practices based upon sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, religion, blindness and familial status, since 1961.
Humanities Council
Phone:(304) 346-8500Website:http://www.wvhumanities.org
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 Office
Phone:(304) 926-0499Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/it
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...
Insurance Commission
Phone:(304) 558-3386Website:http://www.wvinsurance.gov
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 Board
Phone:(304) 345-2672Website:http://www.wvimb.org
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 ...
Job Training Programs Division, Employment Service
Phone:(304) 558-1138Website:http://www.wvbep.org/scripts/bep/jobs
The goal of the Job Training Programs Division is to match jobseekers with employers in a prompt, efficient manner, to help those in need become job ready, and to analyze and disseminate labor market information.
Judges, Office of, Workers' Compensation
Phone:(304) 558-0852Website:http://www.wvinsurance.gov/ooj/index.htm
The Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges conducts hearings, receives and weighs evidence and arguments and then issues written decisions in appeals (known as protests) from initial claim management decisions made by BrickStreet Mutual Insurance or by...
Justice and Community Services, Divison Of
Phone:(304) 558-8814Website:http://www.djcs.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-9800Website:http://www.wvdjs.state.wv.us
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-7890Website:http://www.wvlabor.org
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.
Laboratory Services, Office Of
Phone:(304) 558-3530Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/labservices/index.cfm
The Office of Laboratory Services is dedicated to the promotion, protection and assurance of the health of citizens of West Virginia through the pursuit of these objectives: To provide quality-assured laboratory services as an aid in the diagnosis, tr...
Land Restoration, Division of
Phone:(304) 926-0455Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/dlr/
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 of
Phone:(304) 727-5501Website:http://www.wvlaboard.org
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 Board
Phone:(304) 558-7999Website:http://www.wvbar.org/barinfo/odc/main.htm
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...
Legal Services Office
Phone:(304) 926-0460Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/legal-services
The Office of Legal Services works to promote a healthy environment by offering litigation services and advocacy in the furtherance of our state and federal environmental laws, rules and regulations.
Phone:(304) 347-4800Website:http://www.legis.state.wv.us
The elected, representative branch of State government formed by the constitution to make and revise laws, approve certain executive nominations, and propose constitutional changes.
Library Commission
Phone:(304) 558-2041Website:http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov
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...
Licensed Practical Nurses, Board of Examiners for
Phone:(304) 558-3572Website:http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us
The West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses is a legally constituted agency of State government established by the West Virginia Legislature. The mission of the Board is to promote and protect the public health, safety and ...
Lottery Commission
Phone:(304) 558-0500Website:http://www.wvlottery.com
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...
Marketing and Development Division
Phone:(304) 558-2210Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/marketing.html
The Marketing & Development Division is a multi-disciplinary division within the Department of Agriculture which is responsible for the promotion of West Virginia agricultural products and commodities, economic development and the operation of state ow...
Massage Therapy Licensure Board
Phone:(304) 558-1060Website:http://www.wvmassage.org
The Massage Therapy Board is charged by the state of West Virginia with assuring proper education, experience, and expertise of all individuals who practice Massage Therapy within the state.
Maternal, Child, and Family Health, Office Of
Phone:(304) 558-2971Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/mcfh
The mission of the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health is to provide leadership to support state and community efforts to build systems of care that assure the health and well-being of all West Virginians.
Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
Phone:(304) 558-2206Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/meat_poultry.html
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Meat and Poultry Inspection Division is a State-Federal cooperative meat and poultry inspection program. Our basic purpose is to provide for the inspection, labeling and disposition of animals, poultry, carc...
Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners
Phone:(304) 787-4398Website:http://www.wvrtboard.org
Establishes the general requirements for licensure of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technologist in West Virginia.
Medical Services, Bureau for
Phone:(304) 558-1700Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bms
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2921Website:http://www.wvbom.wv.gov
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 Hospital
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...
Military Affairs and Public Safety, Department of
Phone:(304) 558-2930Website:http://www.dmaps.wv.gov
The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety has three seamless, but unique missions in its service to the State of West Virginia consisting of Military Affairs, Public Safety, and Homeland Security.
Mine Safety and Technical Review Committee
Phone:(304) 558-3721Website:http://www.coalforum.org/overview.htm
The Coal Forum is a working board under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee (TRC). The TRC was created by the West Virginia Legislature in 1986 with the passage of HB 2183. The committee is comprised of two chairmen: one is rec...
Miners' Health, Safety and Training, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-1425Website:http://www.wvminesafety.org
The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training is responsible for the enforcement of the West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Regulations (Chapter 22A Code of WV).
Mining and Reclamation, Division of
Phone:(304) 926-0490Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/dmr
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...
Minority Affairs, Herbert Henderson Office of
Phone:(304) 558-3179 Website:http://www.minorityaffairs.wv.gov
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is an office created by the Legislature within the Governor’s Office. The Mission is to provide forums for discussion of minority issues and assist in the development of strategies to deal with t...
Motor Vehicles, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-3900Website:http://dmv.wv.gov
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 Academy
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 Commission
Phone:(304) 558-3971Website:http://mbc.wv.gov/
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 Board
Phone:(304) 356-2422Website:http://mpob.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2754Website:http://www.wvdnr.gov
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.
Notary Public Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/notaries/
Over 42,000 eligible residents or employees in West Virginia currently hold notary public commissions. The Secretary of State administers the application process, and the Governor issues notary public commissions for a term of ten years. The authorit...
Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board
Phone:(304) 586-4070Website:http://www.state.wv.us/wvnha
The primary purpose of the Board grounded on law (federal and state) is to protect the public good by developing and enforcing regulations to govern the practice of nursing home administration in West Virginia.
Nutrition Services, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-0030Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/ons
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 of
Phone:(304) 285-3150Website:http://www.wvbot.org
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 Commission
Phone:(304) 926-0450
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 of
Phone:(304) 926-0450Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-5901Website:http://www.wvbo.org
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...
Organization and Human Resource Development
Phone:(304) 558-3950Website:http://www.personnel.wv.gov/ohrd/Pages/default.aspx
The West Virginia Division of Personnel's Organization and Human Resource Development (OHRD) section is committed to helping all state government and local health department employees meet their training, learning, and career development needs. We pr...
Osteopathic Medicine, Board of
Phone:(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...
Parkways, Economic Development, and Tourism Authority
Phone:(304) 926-1900Website:http://www.wvturnpike.com
To operate and maintain the West Virginia Turnpike Safely and Efficiently. To promote and enhance the Tourism Industry, and foster Economic and Tourism Development opportunities which create and retain jobs while enhancing the image of West Virginia.
Parole, Board of
Phone:(304) 558-6366Website:http://www.paroleboard.wv.gov
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 Success
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...
Performance Management and Systems Development, Office of
The Office of Performance Management and Systems Development is dedicated to supporting performance and quality improvement initiatives of the Bureau for Public Health, the state’s local health departments and other public health system partners in Wes...
Personnel Division
Phone:(304) 558-3950Website:http://www.personnel.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-0558Website:http://www.wvbop.com
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 of
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...
Plant Industries Division
Phone:(304) 558-2212Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/images/Plant_Industries/About_Us.html
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture's Plant Industries Division protects the State’s agricultural interests and forest lands from destructive insects, plant diseases, noxious weeds, and other pest organisms through pest detection, survey, ident...
Professional Development, Center for
Phone:(304) 558-0539Website:http://www.wvcpd.org
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 for
Phone:(304) 558-3554Website:http://www.wvpebd.org
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 Institute
Phone:(304) 558-3348Website:http://www.pai.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-9911
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-0604Website:http://www.wvpsychbd.org
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 ...
Public Broadcasting
Phone:(304) 556-4900Website:http://www.wvpubcast.org
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 Services
Phone:(304) 558-3905Website:http://www.pds.wv.gov
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 Union
Phone:(304) 558-0566Website:http://www.wvpecu.org
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 Board
Phone:(304) 558-3361Website:http://www.pegb.wv.gov
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 Agency
Phone:(304) 558-7850Website:http://www.peia.wv.gov
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 for
Phone:(304) 558-2971Website:http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bph
VISION Healthy people in healthy communities MISSION To help shape the environments within which people and communities can be safe and healthy "CORE" VALUES Values are the behaviors or characteristics that are held in high regard by our org...
Public Information Office
Phone:(304) 926-0440Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/pio
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 Authority
Phone:(304) 558-0330Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/ports
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 Commission
Phone:(304) 340-0300Website:http://www.psc.state.wv.us
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...
Public Transit, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-0428Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/publictransit
Buses are a vital form of transportation in West Virginia, especially in rural areas and for special population groups such as the elderly and disabled. West Virginia’s Division of Public Transit (DPT) strives to ensure the best possible experience for...
Purchasing Division
Phone:(304) 558-2306Website:http://www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase
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 ...
Racing Commission
Phone:(304) 558-2150Website:http://www.racing.wv.gov
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...
Railroad Authority, Division of State
Phone:(304) 538-2305Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov/rail
The State Rail Authority promotes the beneficial use of rail transportation and works to protect essential rail service across the state. The Authority performs a number of functions: develops a comprehensive statewide rail plan and works to achieve ...
Ready WV
Phone:(304) 558-0112Website:http://www.ready.wv.gov
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 Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
Phone:(304) 558-3919Website:http://www.appraiserboard.wv.gov
The West Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board is a regulatory agency created by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1990. The law, titled West Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Licensing & Certification Act, can be found i...
Real Estate Commission
Phone:(304) 558-3555Website:http://www.wvrec.org
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-3062Website:http://www.realestatedivision.wv.gov
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. ...
Region II Planning and Development Council
Region II Planning and Development Council is a council of governments in southwestern West Virginia. Collaborating with shared resources, their goal is to achieve optimal administration of planning and development functions.
Regional Community Policing Institute
Phone:(304) 766-3280Website:http://www.wvrcpi.org/
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 Council
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 Authority
Phone:(304) 558-2110Website:http://www.wvrja.com
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...
Registered Professional Nurses, Board of Examiners for
Phone:(304) 558-3596Website:http://www.wvrnboard.com
The RN Board is established by the West Virginia Legislature to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of registered professional nurses and dialysis technicians.
Regulatory and Environmental Affairs
Phone:(304) 558-2226Website:http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/READ.html
The Regulatory & Environmental Affairs Division functions as a consumer protection and consumer service organization with the mission of enforcing laws, rules and regulations to protect the public food supply.
Rehabilitation Services, Division of
Phone:(304) 356-2060Website:http://www.wvdrs.org
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-1382Website:http://www.wvborc.org
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-1017Website:http://www.revenue.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 766-2646Website:http://www.brim.wv.gov
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 Workforce
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...
Sanitarians, Board of Registration for
Phone:(304) 558-2981Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/phs/bors/index.asp
Pursuant to West Virginia State Code, Chapter 30, Article 17, the Board of Registration for Sanitarians began registering Sanitarians in West Virginia on July 1, 1992. The Board is made up of five members currently employed as a Registered Sanitarian,...
School Building Authority
Phone:(304) 558-2541Website:http://www.state.wv.us/wvsba
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 State
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-3317Website:http://www.wvseniorservices.gov
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...
Service of Process Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/serviceofprocess/
West Virginia Code and the West Virginia Supreme Court Rules of Civil Procedure assign the duty of service of process on specific businesses, persons and other entities to the Secretary of State. All service made by the Secretary of State is made by c...
Social Work Examiners, Board of
Phone:(304) 558-8816Website:http://www.wvsocialworkboard.org
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 Board
Phone:(304) 926-0448Website:http://www.state.wv.us/swmb
To provide guidance and direction to the state, county and municipal governments in: • Protecting the public health and welfare by establishing a comprehensive program of solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal to be implemented ...
Speech-Language, Pathology and Audiology, Board of Examiners for
Phone:(304) 473-4289Website:http://www.wvspeechandaudiology.com/
The mission of the West Virginia Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is to safeguard the public health by assuring and maintaining the professional qualifications of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and of speech-language and ...
State Parks & Forests
Phone:(304) 558-2764Website:http://www.wvparks.com
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, WV
Phone:(304) 746-2100Website:http://www.statepolice.wv.gov
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...
State Senate
Phone:(304) 357-7800Website:http://www.legis.state.wv.us
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.
Statewide Interoperable Radio Network, West Virginia
The WV Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN) is a collaborative effort by state, county, and municipal public safety entities to establish and maintain a statewide interoperable radio network for emergency services.
Supreme Court of Appeals
Phone:(304) 558-0145Website:http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca
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 Board
Phone:(304) 926-0445Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/smb
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...
Surplus Property
Phone:(304) 766-2626Website:http://www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/surplus
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 Professional
Phone:(304) 765-0315Website:http://www.wvbps.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-1666Website:http://www.wvota.gov
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...
Tax Department
Phone:(304) 558-3333Website:http://www.wvtax.gov
The West Virginia tax department provides state income and business tax forms and information to businesses and citizens.
Technology, Office of
Phone:(304) 558-5472Website:http://www.technology.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-2200Website:http://www.wvtourism.com
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-0444Website:http://www.transportation.wv.gov
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...
Travel Management Office
Phone:(304) 558-2613Website:http://www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/travel
The Travel Management Unit of the West Virginia Purchasing Division develops, administers and revises travel regulations for most executive branch agencies of state government
Treasurer, Office of State
Phone:(304) 558-5000Website:http://www.wvsto.com
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 of
Phone:(304) 558-1578Website:http://www.wvbti.com
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 ...
Unemployment Compensation, Division of
Phone:(304) 558-2624Website:http://www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/unemployment_compensation/default.aspx
To accurately, efficiently, fairly and promptly administer quality unemployment compensation services through the collection of employer contributions and the payments of benefits to eligible people.
Uniform Commercial Code Division
Phone:(304) 558-6000Website:http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/uniformcommercialcode/
Many consumers and small businesses may not know that when a borrower gets a loan using as collateral consumer goods or commercial or farm property in West Virginia (excluding real estate), the lender files a commercial lien to protect its financial in...
Veterans Assistance, Department of
Phone:(304) 558-3661Website:http://www.veterans.wv.gov
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 of
Phone:(304) 776-8032Website:http://www.wvbvm.org
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 and Waste Management, Division of
Phone:(304) 926-0495Website:http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE
The Division of Water and Waste Management's mission is to preserve and enhance West Virginia's watersheds for the benefit and safety of all.
Water Development Authority
Phone:(304) 558-3612Website:http://www.wvwda.org
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 Office
Phone:(304) 558-2200Website:http://www.wvfilm.com
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 Network
Phone:(304) 293-5192Website:http://www.wvnet.edu
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 Secondary School Activities Commission
Phone:(304) 485-5494Website:http://www.wvssac.org
Covers the progress of school sports and activities by announcing schedules and ratings. Provide information for sports clinics which assist our young athletes in fulfilling their expectations. Also included are member schools and what it takes to be e...
West Virginia Small Business Plan
Phone:(304) 558-7000Website:http://www.wvsbp.org
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 Council
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 ...
Women's Commission
Phone:(304) 558-0070Website:http://www.wvdhhr.org/women
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 Virginia
Phone:(304) 558-7024Website:http://www.workforcewv.org/
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 Boards
Phone:(304) 558-3572Website:http://www.wvlicensingboards.com
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...
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