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West Virginia

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $12.00

Address:
Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

Remarks: State office was established in 1917.  Earlier records may be on file at the state office as “delayed certificates” if they were placed on file after 1917 and were not already on file in a county clerk’s office.  Both offices may need to be queried but it is recommended that for births before 1917 that county offices be queried first.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Registration. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (304) 558-2931. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $12.00

Address:
Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

Remarks: State office has records since January 1917. For earlier records, write to Clerk of County Court in county where event occurred.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Registration. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (304) 558-2931. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: $12.00

Address:
Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

Remarks: Marriage indexes from 1921 forward.  Certified copies available from 1964 forward.  Before 1964, see county below.


Event: Marriage (County)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address:See remarks

Remarks: County Clerk in county where license was issued.

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: See remarks

Address:
Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

Remarks: Indexes only since 1968. Certified copies are not available from state office.  See county below.


Event: Divorce (County)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address:See remarks

Remarks: Certified copies of divorce orders may be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

 

 
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