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Filers who change their address or who no longer serve in a position which requires them to file a Financial Disclosure Statement ("FDS") should contact the Ethics Commission.
Who Must File
• Certain public officials and candidates for certain offices are required to file Financial Disclosure Statements with the Ethics Commission.
• Candidates for all state and county offices must file a FDS within 10 days of filing their Certificates of Announcement. Those who are elected must then file a FDS annually.
• Member of state boards, commissions and agencies who are appointed by the governor must file within 30 days after assuming their duties. They must then file annually as long as they serve in an appointed position.
• Cabinet secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, directors, deputy directors, and department heads are also required to file annual FDSs.
• Completed forms are public records available for inspection in the Commission’s offices during regular business hours. In addition, FDSs filed by certain individuals are placed on this website.
Search for FDSs on this website
Completed FDSs for the following filers for 2012-17 may be viewed by clicking: Search for a Filed Financial Disclosure Statement
• Members of the West Virginia Legislature;
• Elected members of the executive department (Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of
State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Attorney General);
• Members of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and
• Candidates for these positions.
Any person who knowingly fails or refuses to file a required FDS is guilty of a misdemeanor. W. Va. Code 6B-2-10(c).