When a city or town in West Virginia desires to annex additional territory, it is frequently faced with perplexing problems in determining just what the proper procedures are. In some instances it is almost impossible to say with certainty whether certain annexation provisions of the code are applicable for a proposed annexation. One of the major problems is that the annexaton provisions of West Virginia's code are found in two separate chapters, chapter 8 and chapter 8A. The requirements for annexing additional territory are quite different in each of the two chapters. The purpose of this note is to examine these different annexation laws and to explore some of the problems encountered in their interpretation and application.
John P. Scherer,
Some Municipal Annexation Problems in West Virginia,
W. Va. L. Rev.
Available at: https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/wvlr/vol68/iss4/5