The Circuit Clerk’s Office consists of the following 4 Divisions:

Drag the cursor over your choice and information will be listed as to what paperwork is required to file a new case.

Criminal Division

Direct Dial Numbers: 304.728.3213 or 304.728.3226

  • Bound over charge to Circuit Court from Magistrate Court
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor
  • Fugitive
  • Criminal Appeal from Magistrate Court or City Court
  • Petitions/Miscellaneous Proceedings which generally only require one hearing and usually are presented by petition rather than complaint
  • Name Change
  • Mental Hygiene
  • Civil Appeal from Magistrate Court
  • Expungement
  • Court Appointment to a Criminal Case
  • Restitution and Court Costs Records
  • Administrative Order
  • Court Appointment Attorney Voucher

Civil Division

Direct Dial Numbers: 304.728.3391 or 304.728.3247

  • General Civil includes, but is not limited to: Torts, Contract Case, Extraordinary Writ, Eminent Domain and Foreign Judgment
  • Appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Post Judgment Execution
  • Administrative Appeal
  • Habeas Corpus
Domestic Division

Direct Dial Numbers: 304.728.3370, 304.728.3371 or 304.724.6267

  • Divorce (without children)
  • Divorce (with children)
  • Answer to Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Modification
  • Expedited Modification
  • Contempt
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Separate Maintenance/Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Uifsa/Foreign Support Order
  • Parental Relocation Notice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeal of Denial of Emergency Protective Order
  • Circuit Infant Guardianship
  • Family Infant Guardianship
  • Circuit Infant Guardianship-Removed
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Proceeding
  • Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Administrative Proceeding
  • Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Mandamus Proceeding
  • Juvenile Delinquency Proceeding
  • Juvenile Status Offenses Proceeding

Jury Division

Direct Dial Number: 304.728.3231

  • Handle all aspects of Jury Management (see Jury System for general information)

Case numbers are assigned when a new case- initiating document - is filed. The case number must be on all case filings to ensure proper tracking and placement. It is crucial that careful control be exerted over the assignment of case numbers so that no two cases are given the same case number and that no case number is skipped. An example of a case number is the following: 09-C-125, this would mean that this is the 125th civil case filed during 2009. Case number is: year – case type – amount so far in any particular year.