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

Kanawha Co. Commission, September 22, 2016, Agenda

The Kanawha County Commission will have a meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here for more info

County Clean Up Fall 2016

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Agenda - September 15, 2016

The Kanawha County Commission will have a meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:00 NOON located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here for more info


Homeowners who are rebuilding after the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides have the opportunity to meet with State and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) advisers to discuss mitigation opportunities. The information will focus on the HMGP process and rebuilding efforts for the affected homeowners. Particular attention will be given to Elevation and Mitigation Reconstruction. The advisers can answer questions about protecting your home from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to a rebuild hazard-resistant home. The public meeting will be held: Who: Homeowners from the Town of Clendenin When: September 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Where:

Upcoming Preparedness Events

Mark your calendars! FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division has several exciting events happening during National Preparedness Month that can help take your preparedness to the next level. #Prep2Serve Twitter Chat Get in the spirit of service with a special Twitter chat hosted by @Citizen _Corps on Friday, September 9at 1 PM ET. The chat will highlight the importance of volunteering and community service before, during, and after a disaster. Participating organizations will discuss different ways people can get involved in their community. Join the conversation or follow along using #Prep2Serve. FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Live Broadcast Join winners of the 2016

Preparing for Floods

Flooding is the most common U.S. natural disaster and can occur anywhere and in any season. Recent flooding in Louisiana, Maryland, West Virginia, and other parts of the country is yet another reminder to always be prepared. Properly preparing for floods can help keep your family safe, minimize potential damage, and speed recovery efforts. Readiness is particularly important if you live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as a river, stream, or culvert; along a coastline; downstream from a dam or levee; or in an area that is prone to flash flooding, such as dry creek beds

Campus and Workplace CERT Guides Now Available

We’re excited to announce the release of the Campus CERT and Workplace CERT Guides! The guides will help new Campus or Workplace CERT Programs establish their teams and be successful in their unique environments. The guides are supplements to the existing CERT curriculum and can even be used to help existing CERT programs branch out into new areas. The Campus CERT Guide can help program managers establish a new CERT in a college or university setting. A college or university campus often functions as a “city within a city,” and often has its own emergency management capabilities. A campus CERT program