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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-4.
Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Fees collected by Secretary of State, Auditor and Clerk of Supreme Court of Appeals to be paid into State Treasury; accounts;
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Except as otherwise provided by law, the fees to be charged by the Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals, by virtue of this article
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or any other law, are the property of the State of West Virginia. The Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals shall account for and pay into the State Treasury at least once every thirty days all fees collected or appearing to be due to the state, to the credit of the general state fund or other fund as provided by law. The Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals shall each keep a complete and accurate itemized account of all fees collected by them and the nature of the services rendered for which all fees were charged and collected, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as provided in article two, chapter five-a of this code. All accounts shall be open to inspection and audit as provided in article two, chapter four of this code.
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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-19. Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Fee books of clerks.
Every clerk of a court shall keep a fee book, wherein shall be entered the fees for every service performed by him, and the fact of such fees having been
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paid, or of a bill having been made out therefor, whichever shall happen first. The fee books of a clerk shall be submitted to the inspection of commissioners appointed to examine the clerk's office.
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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-25. Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Accounting for fees.
Every sheriff or collector to whom such fee bills are so delivered shall, on or before the first day of July next after such delivery, account therefor with the officer
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entitled thereto by returning such as he may not have collected, with the indorsement thereon of the words "No property found," and by paying to such officer or his legal successor the amount of all not so returned. If he fail so to do, judgment may be obtained, on motion, against such sheriff or collector, and his sureties, and his and their personal representatives, for the amount with which such sheriff or collector is chargeable, and damages thereon, not exceeding fifteen percent per annum, from said first day of July until payment. Such judgment may be on motion in the circuit court of the county in which such sheriff or collector resides, and if the fees be due to the clerk of the supreme court of appeals, it may be in the circuit court of the county in which the seat of government may be. On such motion, any receipt for fees mentioned in the notice as signed by any person shall be deemed to be his signature unless an affidavit be filed denying it, and shall be prima facie evidence of the collection of all the fees mentioned therein, not returned as aforesaid.
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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-30. Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Books of account to be kept by officers.
Each of the officers named in the preceding section shall keep full and regular accounts, subject at all times to the examination of the county court, or tribunal in lieu
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thereof, the state tax commissioner or any individual, of all sums charged or collected by such officers on account of official fees, costs, percentages, penalties, commissions, allowances, compensation, income and all other perquisites of whatever kind, and such book of accounts shall be a part of the records of the respective offices herein named belonging to the county, and shall be transmitted by each county officer to his successor in office. The system of books and accounts to be kept by the officers herein named shall be prescribed by the state tax commissioner, ex officio inspector and supervisor of public offices
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