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GN 00308.094 West Virginia Vital Records

A. Procedure - County Sources

Marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court in the county where the license was issued. The cost of copy varies. Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the County where the divorce was granted. The cost of copy varies.

Send birth, death, and marriage record requests to the state office at the address shown below. Walk-in service is also available at that address. The cost of a birth, marriage, or death copy is $12.00.

B. Procedure - State Sources

Field offices may request a birth, death, or marriage record by mailing the request, using the Certificate Request Forms provided on the website within this section, to the State at the address shown immediately below:

1. Address and FO Code

Birth/death/marriage

Vital Registration
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301–3701

Divorce

Clerk of Circuit Court
Chancery Side
in county where divorce granted

FO Code 305

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information from West Virginia Birth and Death Certificates. In addition, you can find EIN information here.

2. Cost of Copy:

Birth/death/marriage $12.00, Divorce varies in each county.

3. Type of Payment:

Cash, check, or money order, but sending cash is at your own risk.

4. Remarks:

DHHR, Vital Registration has an index of divorces granted beginning 1968. Copies of the decrees must be requested from the county where the divorce was granted.

Do not contact the parallel office. Make all requests for birth, death, or marriage directly to the DHHR.

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No

C. List of Counties

Barbour

Philippi, WV 26416

Berkeley

Courthouse
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Boone

Madison, WV 25701

Braxton

Sutton, WV 26601

Brooke

Birth/marriage/death:

Brooke County Clerk
632 Main St.
Wellsburg, WV 26070
($5.00) FO can certify, verify and obtain free copy.

Divorce:

Brooke County Circuit Clerk
Wellsburg, WV 26070

($0.25 per page plus $0.50 certification) FO can certify, verify and obtain free copy.

Cabell

Birth/marriage/death:

Cabell County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Huntington, WV 25701
($5.00)

Divorce:

Cabell County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk's Office
Huntington, WV 25701
($0.25 per page)

FO can certify, verify, or obtain free copy.

Calhoun

Courthouse
Grantsville, WV 26147

Clay

Clay, WV 25043

Doddridge

West Union, WV 26456

Fayette

Box 120
Fayetteville, WV 25840

Gilmer

Glenville, WV 26351

Grant

Courthouse
Petersburg, WV 26847

Greenbrier

Lewisburg, WV 24901

Hampshire

Courthouse
Romney, WV 26757 ($.50)

Hancock

New Cumberland, WV 26047

(Birth/marriage/death $5.00; divorce varies, usually $0.25 per page plus a certification fee)

Hardy

Courthouse
Moorefield, WV 26836

Harrison

Clarksburg, WV 26301

Jackson

Courthouse
Ripley, WV 25271

Jefferson

Courthouse
Charles Town, WV 25414

Kanawha

Birth/marriage/death:

Kanawha County Clerk
P.O. Box 3226
Charleston, WV 25332
($5.00)
FO can certify.

Divorce:

Kanawha Circuit Clerk
Charleston, WV 25332
($0.25 per page)
FO can certify.

Lewis

Weston, WV 26452

Lincoln

Birth/marriage/death:

Lincoln County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Hamlin, WV 25523
($5.00)

Divorce:

Lincoln County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk's Office
Hamlin, WV 25523
(Free)

FO can certify, verify, or obtain free copy.

Logan

Vital Statistics Office
Logan, WV 25601

McDowell

Welch, WV 24801

Marion

Fairmont, WV 26554

Marshall

Courthouse
Moundsville, WV 26041

(Birth/marriage/death $5.00; divorce varies, usually $0.25 per page plus a certification fee)

Mason

Birth/marriage/death:

Mason County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550
($5.00)

Divorce:

Mason County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk's Office
Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550
($0.25 per page)

FO can certify, verify, or obtain free copy.

Mercer

Birth/death/marriage:

Mercer County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Records Room
P.O. Box 1716
Princeton, WV 24740
($5.00)
FO can certify for free.

Divorce:

Mercer County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk's Office
1501 W. Main St.
Princeton, WV 24740

($0.25 per page plus $0.50 (regardless of the number of pages) for certification)

Mineral

Birth/marriage/death:

Mineral County Clerk
150 Armstrong St.
Keyser, WV 26726
($5.00)
FO can certify

Divorce:

Mineral Circuit Clerk
Keyser, WV 26726
FO can certify

Mingo

Vital Statistics Office
Williamson, WV 25661

Monongalia

Birth/marriage/death:

Monongalia County Clerk
Morgantown, WV 26505
($5.00)
Certify free

Divorce:

Monongalia Circuit Clerk
Morgantown, WV 26505

($0.25 per page; abstract free if entire document not needed)

Monroe

Union, WV 24983

Morgan

Courthouse
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Nicholas

Summersville, WV 26651

Ohio

Ohio County Clerk
1500 Chapline St - Room 205
Wheeling, WV 26003

(Birth/marriage/death $5.00; divorce varies, usually $0.25 per page plus a certification fee)

Pendleton

Franklin, WV 26806

Pleasants

Courthouse
St. Marys, WV 26170

Pocahontas

Marlinton, WV 24954

Preston

Birth/marriage/death:

Preston County Clerk
101 W. Main St., Room 201
Kingwood, WV 26537
($5.00)

Divorce:

Preston Circuit Clerk
101 W. Main St., Room 201
Kingwood, WV 26537
($0.25 per page)

Putnam

Winfield, WV 25213

Raleigh

Courthouse
Beckley, WV 25801

Randolph

Birth/marriage/death:

Rosezetta Lloyd, Clerk
P.O. Box 3068
Elkins, WV 26241

($5.00 per copy for pick-up and $.50 per copy by mail)

Divorce:

Newt Riggleman, Circuit Clerk
c/o Randolph County Courthouse
Randolph Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
($0.25 per page)
FO can obtain a free copy.

Ritchie

Courthouse
Harrisville, WV 26362

Roane

Courthouse
Spencer, WV 25276

Summers

Box 97
Hinton, WV 25951

Taylor

Grafton, WV 26354

Tucker

Birth/death/marriage:

Nina Buchanan, Clerk
215 First Street
Parsons, WV 26287
($5.00)

Divorce:

Allen D. Judy
P.O. Box 267
Parsons, WV 26287
($0.25 per page)
FO can obtain a free copy.

Tyler

Courthouse
Middlebourne, WV 26149

Upshur

Buckhannon, WV 26201

Wayne

Birth/marriage/death:

Wayne County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
Wayne, WV 25570
($5.00)

Divorce:

Wayne County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk's Office
Wayne, WV 25570
(Free)

FO can certify, verify, or obtain free copy.

Webster

Birth/marriage/death:

Terry Payne, Clerk
Webster County Commission
2 Court Square, Room G1
Webster Springs, WV 26288

($5.00)

Divorce:

Karen L. Morris, Circuit Clerk
2 Court Square
Webster Springs, WV 26288
($0.25 per page)

Wetzel

Courthouse
New Martinsville, WV 26155

(Birth/marriage/death $5.00; divorce varies, usually $0.25 per page plus a certification fee)

Wirt

Courthouse
Elizabeth, WV 26143

Wood

Courthouse
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Wyoming

Pineville, WV 24874


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GN 00308.094 - West Virginia Vital Records - 11/09/2012
Batch run: 11/09/2012
Rev:11/09/2012