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 Ethics Advice

Persons who are subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act may request a written Advisory Opinion from the Ethics Commission as to whether an action or proposed action violates either the Ethics Act or W.Va. Code § 61-10-15, which is a provision relating only to certain county officials.

The request must be in writing and must be made by a person subject to the Ethics Act (or to W.Va. Code § 61-10-15).  Advisory Opinions are made public, but the name of the person requesting the Opinion is kept confidential.  

Requests for Advisory Opinions are addressed during regularly scheduled public meetings of the Ethics Commission. Click here for more information:  Advisory Opinions

The Commission’s legal staff provides informal advice on the meaning and application of the Ethics Act.

​Anyone may contact the Ethics Commission at or by calling (304)558-0664 or toll free at 1(866)558-0664 to obtain confidential advice.