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Treasury

The treasury department and treasurer is responsible for receiving, verifying, and depositing cash receipts, making disbursements after proper approval and maintains city bank accounts and investments.

Municipal Budget

To view the City of Bluefield budget, as presented to the West Virginia State Auditor's Office, click on the link and follow these simple instructions.
1) Select "Levy Estimates" for the year you would like to review.
2) Select "Municipal Budgets."
3) Select "Bluefield" from the list to view the budget.

To view the Mercer County budget, click on the link and follow these simple instructions.
1) Select "Levy Estimates" for the year you would like to review.
2) Select "County Budgets."
3) Select "Mercer" from the list to view the budget.

 

2015-2016 Levy Rates for Ad Valorem Tax

Property Class and Definitions and Levy Rate (in cents per $100 valuation)

Class I - $12.50

Definition:  all tangible personal property employed exclusively in agriculture, including horticulture and grazing; all products of agriculture, including livestock, while owned by the producer; all notes, bonds, bills, and accounts receivable, stocks and any other intangible personal property

Class II - $25.00

Definition: all property owned, used, and occupied by the owner exclusively for residential purposes; all farms, including land used for horticulture and grazing, occupied and cultivated by their owners or bona fide tenants

Class III - $50.00

Definition:  all real and personal property situated outside of municipalities, exclusive of Classes I and Classes II

Class IV - $50.00

Definition:  all real and personal property situated inside of municipalities, exclusive of Classes I and Classes II

(source: The West Virginia State Auditor's Office)

 

City Fees

The City of Bluefield Treasury Department sends out bills for various services monthly, quarterly and annually. We accept VISA®, MasterCard® and American Express® -- making it easier than ever to make payments for fees and services.  Fees are determined per parcel of land as identified by the Mercer County Assessor's Office.  For questions on fees, please call 304.327.2401 ext. 2411.

Fire Protection Fee
This fee is charged based on the square footage of structures.

Street Fee
This fee is used street paving and maintenance.

Garbage Fee
This fee is for garbage removal.

 

Business and Occupation Tax

Business and Occupation Tax
There are different charges based on the City's B&O Schedule. New businesses are eligible for a discount. B&O is due on a quarterly basis.  Quarters run:

1st Quarter: January 1 - March 31
2nd Quarter: April 1 - June 30
3rd Quarter: July 1 - September 30
4th Quarter: October 1 - December 31

For questions or information on the discount, please call 304.327.2401 ext. 2416.

 

Miscellaneous Fees    

Commercial Garbage Service
Billed monthly, we offer very competitive service based on a business's needs.

Parking Fee
The city has various types of parking facilities for public use at different rates.

Special Trash Pick-Up
Residents must make prior arrangements for special trash pick-ups. A deposit of $15.00, which is applied to the final bill, is required when you place the order. Telephone orders are accepted if you want to pay the deposit with a credit card. Otherwise, you must come to City Hall to place the order and pay the deposit. Charges are based on the size/amount of trash being hauled away.

For more information on miscellaneous fees, please call 304.327.2401 ext. 2411.