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

Lightning Safety

According to the National Weather Service (NWS),lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year. While lightning mostly occurs during the summer months, it can happen at any time of the year. Talk with your family about staying safe during thunderstorms. Here are just a few lightning safety tipsthat the NWS offers if you are indoors: Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones; Don’t touch electrical equipment such as computers, TVs, or cords. You can use the remote control safely; and Stay away from windows and doors that might have small leaks around the sides to let in

Preparedness Choices for Every Day

Whether it’s creating a family emergency communications plan, assembling or updating emergency supplies, or accessing alerts and warnings, we’re all encouraged to take preparedness actions for ourselves and those we care about. America’s PrepareAthon! highlights ten preparedness actions you can take. Volunteering with a safety organization is another option. Consider volunteering for a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medication operations. The training also emphasizes emergency preparedness for disasters that may impact your area. If you are interested in assisting your community and

Webinar: Ember Alert: Preparing for Wildfires

Are you prepared for a wildfire? To kick off the summer, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar onThursday, June 23, 2016. This webinar will feature an array of dynamic nationwide programs and resources to prepare individuals and communities for wildfires. Title: Ember Alert: Preparing for Wildfires Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Featured Speakers:                                  Phyllis Krietz, United States Fire Administration, FEMA Barbara Geringer, Fire Prevention, Mitigation, and Education Program Manager, United States Forest Service Mark Jackson, Branch of Wildland Fire Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association Christi Collins, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA How

FEMA Region V Seeks Applicants for Regional Youth Preparedness Council

Do you know a student in grades 8 – 11 who is making a difference in his or her community’s disaster preparedness? If so, FEMA Region V encourages him or her to apply for the Regional Youth Preparedness Council. The FEMA Region V Youth Preparedness Council has similar goals as the national FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, but consists solely of representatives from the states within Region V’s area of responsibility: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.” Applications must be received by June 30, 2016 11:59 p.m. CDT. Download an application form today! The FEMA Region V Youth Preparedness Council is a

Kanawha Co. Commission, June 16, 2016, Agenda

The Kanawha County Commission will have a meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM located in the Voter's Registration at the corner of Court Street and Quarrier Street, in the room adjacent to the Voter's Registration Office. Click here to view the agenda

Social Media Toolkits Now Available

June is a busy month for preparedness! It’s National Pet Preparedness Month and also the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. As such, the Ready Campaign has two resources you can use to promote preparedness in your home and in your community. Use the new Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit to share pet preparedness messages and graphics with family and friends. The Hurricane Preparedness Digital Toolkit is also a great way to share important safety tips this hurricane season.  Start sharing today!

Developing a Family Emergency Communication Plan

Disasters can happen at any time, so it’s likely that you may not be with your family during an emergency. Do you have a plan in place to contact your loved ones to ensure they are safe? Before the storm comes, waves swell, or twister forms, create and test your family emergency communication plan so you can reach each member of your household. Planning starts with these three steps: Collect – Create a paper copy of the contact information for your family and other important people and offices, such as medical facilities, doctors, schools, or service providers. Share – Make sure everyone carries