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Welcome to Hardy County!

From Lost River to Mathias and Moorefield to Wardensville, we’re sure you will find that Hardy County is a wonderful place to live and work. The Hardy County Chamber of Commerce has created this resource to help you. For more information about Hardy County businesses, please visit the directory link on our website. For more information on this Potomac Highlands county in our wild and wonderful West Virginia, click

Hardy County and countywide info
Federal Government
Industry Specific


Hardy County and countywide info

Hardy County Courthouse
Location: 204 Washington Street, Moorefield, WV 26836
Courthouse Phone: 304-530-0250
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Hardy County Commission

• William E. Keplinger (aka “JR”), President
Address: PO Box 337,
Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-434-2779
• Harold K. Michael, Commissioner
Address: PO Box 220,
Old Fields, WV 26845
Phone: 304-530-2121
• J. Michael Teets, Commissioner
Address: 985 Kimseys Run Rd,
Lost River, WV 26810
Phone: 304-897-5415
• Rose Helmick, County Coordinator
Public meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon and on the 3rd Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. Call County Coordinator’s Office 304-530-0284 to have an item placed on the agenda.
Address: 204 Washington Street Room 111, Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-530-0284
Fax: 304-530-0283

Hardy County Assessor: Jimmy Wratchford
Commercial and Residential Appraisals
Courthouse, Room 119
Phone: 304-530-0202 or 304-530-0203

Hardy Circuit Clerk: Kimberly A. Hartman
Court Documents
Courthouse, Room 237
Phone: 304-530-0230 Fax: 304-530-0231

Hardy County Clerk: Gregory L. Ely
Property Deeds
Courthouse, Room 111
Phone: 304-530-0250 Fax: 304-530-0251

Hardy County Planning Commission: Melissa Scott, Planner
Commercial Zoning and Planning
Public meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Courthouse, Basement Level
Phone: 304-530-0257 Fax: 304-530-0258

Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney: Lucas J. See
Courthouse, Room 104
Phone: 304-530-0200 Fax: 304-530-0201

Hardy County Sheriff: Bryan C. Ward
Law Enforcement and Courthouse Security
Address: 204 Washington St Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: Non-emergency number: 304-530-0222
Websites: Law Enforcement:

Tax Office Phone: 304-530-0220
Courthouse, at rear of building

Hardy County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director: Alice Shank
Address: 122 N Main St, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Phone: 304-530-1786

Hardy County Rural Development Agency
Executive Director: Mallie L. Combs-Snider,
Address: PO Box 209, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 223 North Main Street, Suite 102, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-530-3047 Fax: 304-530-6695

Hardy County Public Service District
Executive Director: Logan Moyers
Address: PO Box 900, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 2094 US 220 South, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Meetings: First Wednesdays, 10:00 am in the Conference Room
Phone: 304-530-3048 Fax: 304-530-3046

Hardy County Board of Education
Superintendent: Barbara Whitecotton,
Public Board of Education meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
Address: 510 Ashby St., Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-530-2348 Fax: 304-530-2340

Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
President: Charles “Chuck” Terrell,
Location: 316 Eastern Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836
Address: PO Box 59, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-434-8000, 877-982-2322 Fax: 304-434-7000

Town of Moorefield (Hardy County Seat)

If your home or business is located in Moorefield, contact:

Town Office
Address: 206 Winchester Avenue. Moorefield, WV 26836
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 304-530-6142
Fax: 304-530-6933

Town Contacts

  • Mayor: Gary Stalnaker
  • Recorder: Debra Hefner
  • Police Chief: Steve Reckart

Moorefield Town Council
Public meetings are held monthly on the 1st Tuesday. Contact the Town Office to get an item on the agenda.

Moorefield Planning Commission
Moorefield Planning Commission meetings are held as requested. To request a meeting, contact the Town Office

Moorefield Historic Landmark Commission
President: John Elmore
Address: 206 Winchester Ave, Moorefield, WV 26836 Phone: 304-530-6992

Moorefield Zoning Board of Appeals
The Moorefield Zoning Board of Appeals Board meets as needed. Contact Town Office for dates and information.
Police phone, non emergency: 304-530-1777


Town of Wardensville

If your home or business is located in Wardensville, contact:

Town Office
Location: 25 Warrior Way, Wardensville, WV 26851
Office Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Address: PO Box 6, Wardensville, WV 26851
Phone: 304-874-3950
Fax: 304-874-4044

Town Contacts

  • Mayor:
  • Town Manager: currently vacant
  • Recorder:
  • Police Chief:

Wardensville Town Council
Public meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday. Contact the Town Office one week in advance to get an item on the agenda.

Wardensville Planning Commission
Public meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Friday. To get an item on the agenda contact Town Office on week in advance.

Wardensville Zoning Board of Appeals
Meets quarterly, contact Town Office for dates and information.
Police phone, non emergency: 304-874-3950



Small Business Development Center
WV Development Office, Planning, Structure, Grant/Loan Applications, State Registration, etc.

  • Beth Ludewick

Address: PO Box 209, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 233 North Main Street Suite 102, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Friday
Phone: 304-530-4964


State Delegate: Isaac Sponaugle  (D – Hardy & Pendleton)
District 55
Capitol Address:
Room 233E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3340
Business Phone: (304) 538-6881

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources, Minority Vice-chair
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Government Organization
  • Roads and Transportation


  • Government Operations
  • Government Organization


State Senate:
Dave Sypolt R – Pendleton District 14

Capitol Office
Room 417M, Bldg. 1 1900 Kanawha Blvd.
E. Charleston, WV 25305

P.O. Box 5
Kingwood, WV, 26537
Home Phone: (304) 698-5299
Business Phone: (304) 698-5299


  • Education, CHAIR
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy, Industry and Mining
  • Finance
  • Military Rules


  • CHAIR: Education
  • CHAIR: Education Accountability
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Forest Management Review Commission
  • Rule-Making Review Committee
  • Veterans’ Affairs


Bob Williams (D Pendleton District 14)

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy, Industry and Mining
  • Government Organization
  • Judiciary
  • Labor
  • Natural Resources
  • Rules


  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy
  • Equal Pay Commission
  • Forest Management Review Commission
  • Government Organization
  • Judiciary
  • Labor and Worker Safety Issues
  • Tax Reform

Capitol Office:
Room 223W, Building 1 State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7995

Home Office:
P.O. Box 562
Grafton, WV, 26354
Home Phone: (304) 842-7161
Business Phone: NA

Federal Government

Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (2nd District)
172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6472
Committee Assignments:

  • Appropriations Committee
  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Environment and Public Works Committee
  • Rules and Administration Committee

Martinsburg Office
300 Foxcraft Avenue Suite 202A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-262-9285

Charleston Office
500 Virginia Street East Suite 950
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-347-5372


Senator Joe Manchin, III D-WV

Address: 306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3954
Fax: 202-228-0002
Committee Assignments

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Fairmont Office
230 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Main Line: 304-368-0567
Fax: 304-368-0198

Eastern Panhandle
261 Aikens Center Suite 305
Martinsburg, WV 25404-6203
Phone: 304-264-4626
Fax: 304-262-3039

900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 629
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-342-5855
Toll-Free: 855-275-5737 (To use with 304 or 681 area code)
Fax: 304-343-7144

US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Alex Mooney R- from WV 2nd Congressional District

  • Committee Assignments House
  • Committee on Natural Resources House Committee on the Budget

Washington, DC
1232 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2711 Fax: (202) 225-7856

405 Capitol Street
Suite 514
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 925-5964
Office Hours: 9AM – 5PM Mon-Fri

300 Foxcroft Avenue
Suite 102
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 264-8810
Office Hours: 9AM – 5PM Mon-Fri

Industry Specific – Noteworthy Tidbits


US Dept. of Agriculture

Farms – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laws and regulations pertaining to farm operations.

Most of these apply to effluent releases from animal waste and fertilizer run-off and minerals leaching.

A current program is in place for voluntary installation of buffers to reduce flow of nitrogen and phosphorus into water sheds, creeks and streams, and water ways that spill into the Chesapeake Bay. (Congressional efforts to make mandatory regulations have been attempted. Failure of a robust voluntary program may ultimately result in enactment of Federal regulations.)

Farms with over 700 cows are required to comply with EPA rules regarding agriculture runoff.

Poultry farms are required to obtain a federal pollution discharge permit (also known as a wastewater discharge permit) from the U.S. EPA. if manure from their operations runs into a drainage ditch and/or stream.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also sets guidelines to protect poultry workers from respiratory and infectious diseases. (

Import/Export laws (via Dept of Agriculture) apply to trade of livestock across international borders. Related laws also apply to plants and produce traded across international borders.

Farmers Markets – if not a federally sponsored farmer’s market, the association or “owner” may establish its own rules. State food and agriculture regulations apply. If prepared foods are offered, federal food handling regulations apply. Vendors and Market “owner” should cover themselves with liability insurance.


Retail sales of wind, solar and other alternative energy sources are regulated by the West Virginia Public Service Commission. (

Wholesale sales of electricity from any power source, including renewable, across state lines is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (

Local power sources such as a windmills or biomass projects erected to power on site operations such as a home, farm or factory may be subject to approval from fish and wildlife.


Establishment of a telecommunications company that accesses broadband spectrum is under the oversight and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

Establishment of a wireless telephone store only requires local and state retail licenses.


Federal regulations impacting an industrial business corresponds to the type of business and whether any hazardous materials and/or regulated effluents (gasses, wastes, etc.) are associated with the operation.

In most cases, any industrial wastes or effluents would be regulated by the U.S. EPA. Check with their website to determine whether your operations fall under EPA oversight.

Medical Service

Any medical facility that generates biomedical waste (blood, needles, body fluids) must comply with disposal regulations under the U.S. EPA.

Radioactive materials and waste (usually from X-ray machines and chemotherapy radiation devices) are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Transportation of EPA and NRC regulated materials (e.g., biomedical waste and radioactive waste) must be tracked and documented via federally acceptable tracking manifests..