Office of Kanawha County Clerk

The County Clerk handles voter registration, changes in party affiliation/address/last name on voter registration, records deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths and other judgments, and files wills. In addition, the clerk is responsible for elections; obtaining and training poll workers and counting ballots. He or she is responsible for keeping and storing the county’s vital statistics. And, the Clerk of the County Commission also functions as an election officer, preparing the ballot, conducting absentee voting, and performing other election-related duties as well The Clerk maintains payroll for all county employees, receives all accounts, pays county debts, maintains the county’s financial statements and maintains all orders from the County Commission.

Vera J. McCormick, Kanawha County Clerk

The Kanawha County Clerk provides the official recording of all documents for Kanawha County. Our responsibilities include:

  • All recorded documents are indexed and are available for public use. Property maps are available on computer. A computer is set aside in the Clerk’s office for public use. All materials (paper, etc.) used is paid for by the user.
  • Keeps records of County Commission transactions.
  • Keeps minutes of all County Commission meetings.
  • All Bonds
  • Estates
    • Probates all Wills
    • Appoints fiduciary commissioners for administering certain estates.
  • Copies of documents are available at a nominal fee
  • Certified copies of some records can be ordered online

Monday –  Fridays — 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Phone: (304) 357-0130
Fax: (304) 357-0585

Kanawha County Clerk’s Office
409 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301

Voter Registration Office
415 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301

RFQ for Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's) for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office

RFQ for Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's) for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office View Bid Specs. Here.

Kanawha Co. Commission, March 30, 2017, Agenda

Kanawha Co. Commission, March 30, 2017, Agenda Click here to view the Agenda

Request for Quotations for Printing & Mailing Services for the Kanawha County Assessor's Office

The Kanawha County Commission will be accepting sealed quotes for printing & mailing services for the Kanawha County Assessor's Office until Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Please contact the Purchasing Office at jeriewhitehead@kanawha.us or 304-357-0115 to obtain the specifications and printing samples. Thank you!

Important Dates to Remember

March 20-24: National Emergency Management Agency Mid-Year Forum March 21-23: Big City Emergency Managers Meeting March 22-24: National Service-Learning Conference March 31: FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications Due April 6: 1pm ET - National Weather Service #SafePlaceSelfie Tweet Chat

Get Ready to Take a #SafePlaceSelfie

#SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather events. Knowing your "safe place" when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action anyone can take. To this end, a social media campaign will be launched the week of April 3, culminating in a Tweet Chat on Thursday, April 6. Take a #SafePlaceSelfie, share it on social media starting April 3 and participate in NOAA's Tweet Chat on April 6 at 1pm ET.

Opening Soon: The 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period

Did you or your organization make a difference to advance disaster preparedness in your community? The time is near for submitting applications for the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. Since 2009, these awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening their community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. To learn more about the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, visit http://www.ready.gov/preparedness-awards.You can also view profiles of past award winners to find out about their outstanding achievements.

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Scenario

An active shooter incident is a situation in which people in a confined or populated area are threatened with deadly violence. Incidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of time. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts. To help you prepare, review the Prepareathon How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Scenario Guide that outlines steps you can take before, during, and after an active shooter incident. The guide also includes: A Video