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

Press Release - PPDR Program

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Flooding Recovery Update Aug. 19, 2016

Charleston, W.Va. – As the State of Emergency will be lifted for the affected counties on Monday, August 22, 2016, the Recovery Phase of the Flood Disaster that occurred June 23, 2016 begins to transition from debris removal to rebuilding the community, the Kanawha County Commission is announcing the following dates and information for the end of the FEMA approved Flood Debris Management Program: ·Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Final Day for Curbside Pickup of Flood Debris ·Saturday, August 27, 2016 – Final Day of the Temporary Debris Management Site located at the Clendenin Park and Ride If residents of the affected flood

August 18th Regional Development Authority Agenda

The Regional Development Authority will have a meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00 NOON located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here for more info

Press Release - Methanol Production Facility

New Methanol Production Facility for Kanawha County Charleston, W.Va. – This afternoon, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the plan for a new methanol production facility which will be built in Institute. This new facility will be opened by US Methanol by July 2017 at the industrial site in Institute. Commissioner Dave Hardy stated, “This is an exciting announcement for Kanawha County. This facility will provide much needed construction jobs and permanent jobs for our County. Job creation is a priority for this Commission and I am proud to see this facility being announced today.” The proposed facility during construction will create 300 jobs

Press Release - Flooding Recovery Update Aug. 16, 2016

Charleston, W.Va. – Today, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the deadline for applying for FEMA Individual Assistance has been extended to September 7, 2016. Anyone in Kanawha County that was affected by the flooding that occurred beginning, June 23, 2016, should register for Individual Assistance with FEMA, this includes homeowners, renters and business owners. Commission President W. Kent Carper stated, “I am grateful to Governor Tomblin for requesting an extension from FEMA for the registration deadline for Individual Assistance. Those affected by this flood event are still recovering and need assistance from FEMA.” To date, 2118 families and businesses

Kanawha Co. Commission Aug. 18, 2016 Agenda

The Kanawha County Commission will have a meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here for more info