Please be advised we cannot do background checks, there are public terminals located in the office lobby for record research that are available during office hours MON - FRI 8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M. this excludes the hours of 12 to 1 P.M. for lunch
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a full-time elective office as authorized by Article 8, Section 9 of the West Virginia Constitution. Circuit Clerks are elected for a period of six years and their duties, responsibilities and compensation are set by statute.
The Circuit Clerk is an officer within the Judicial System and is the registrar, recorder and custodian of all pleadings and documents in the Circuit and Family Courts. The Clerk is also responsible for the administration and management of the Jury System within their county. The Clerk prepares monthly financial reports, distributes fees collected to various state and local agencies and submits all statistical reports to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Because the Clerk works with all the entities and agencies that comprise the justice system, communication and cooperation are essential.The Circuit Clerk′s Office provides procedural assistance and information to pro se litigants.
If you are unable to obtain counsel and have legal questions, you can call the State Bar help line at
Or you can visit
West Virginia Online Legal Help is a website where low-income West Virginians can ask a volunteer attorney questions about a civil legal issue. It is a free service for West Virginia residents. You may also access the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement on the web at:
The WV Supreme Court of Appeals provides forms that can be purchased at the Circuit Clerk’s office or you can click on the Supreme Court of Appeals Forms link to download the forms at no charge.
NOTE: Some case types do not have forms available
To read the transcripts of the Mamie Thurman case Click HERE