Kanawha West Virginia
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Kanawha County Criminal & Court Records

Magistrate Court

Address
111 Court St Charleston, WV 25333
Phone
304-357-0400
Fax
304-357-0431
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records go back to 1982; computerized records since 1991

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

Click here to run on-site court house search

Circuit Court

Address
PO Box 2351 111 Court St Charleston, WV 25328
Phone
304-357-0440
Fax
304-357-0473
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Probate
Restricted Records
No juvenile, neglect, adoption, domestic, guardianship, mental health or conservatorship records released
Civil Note
Online access is via a pay service at www.swcg-inc.com/products/circuit_express.html or call 800-795-8543. $125 set-up fee plus a $38.00 or $120 monthly fee plan.
General Note
Probate is handled by County Clerk, 409 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25301.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address, DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 7/1989 to present. On microfiche back to 1800s

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Kanawha County Court Recorder Offices

County Clerk

Address
Kanawha County PO Box 3226 Charleston, WV 25332
Phone
304-357-0130
Fax
304-357-0585
Hours
8AM-5PM M T W F; 8AM-7PM TH
Record Avalilability
Separate indices. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 8/99. Prior to 8/99 on index card system.

Courier Offices

Address
409 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25332

County Assessor

Phone
304-357-0250

Treasurer

Phone
304-357-0210

Elections

Appraiser
304-357-0110

Vital

Appraiser
304-357-0710