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Lewis County West Virginia.

Sheriff of Lewis County:

David B. Gosa

117 Court Avenue

Weston, WV 26452



Uniform Badge: Lewis Sheriff Dept.
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Lewis County Sheriff - Law Enforcement

David B. Gosa

The Sheriff of the County serves as the Treasurer of the county and collects all taxes levied by the county. The citizens of the county elect a Sheriff for a four-year term. The Sheriff may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The annual salary as set by code for Lewis County is $55,979 with additional compensation for tax collections not to exceed $15,000. The Sheriff is the chief Law Enforcement officer, charged with the responsibility of policing the county with the powers to arrest. To assist the Sheriff in his/her duties, law enforcement deputies and legal process deputies are employed.


The Sheriff’s duties, as Law Enforcement Official, include but are not limited to:

  • Serve and execute all returns, notices and processes issued by the courts 

  • Act as bailiff for the courts

  • Enforce court orders

  • Administer transportation of prisoners, mental patients and extraditions

  • Issue concealed weapon permits

  • Ensure protection and law enforcement for the citizens

Headshot of County Sheriff, David Gosa.
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