West Virginia Court Records
Search West Virginia Court Records, Dockets & Cases At Court Administration Offices
Where To Access Court Records In West Virginia
About This Office:
The West Virginia Administrative Office supports the Supreme Court of Appeals and the courts of West Virginia. Some of the information maintained by the Administrative Office, in addition to court records, includes: court rules and forms, court employee forms, justices and staff, a self-help center, online training tools, information for lawyers and judges, and jury information.
Court Records At This Office:
Individuals interested in obtaining West Virginia court records through the Administrative Office can search the appropriate County Clerk’s office where the case was heard. Court information by county is available on the West Virginia’s Court System website.
Access To West Virginia Court Records:
In 1976 the West Virginia court system was reorganized into a unified court system, under the Office of the Administrative Director. The Supreme Court of Appeals is the highest court, also known as the court of last resort. The lower courts include circuit, family, and magistrate courts. The 31 circuit courts, the only general-jurisdiction trial courts of record, handle civil and criminal cases, including all felonies, while 158 magistrate courts handle small claims and misdemeanors.
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