West Virginia Public Records

The Health Statistics Center in Charleston West Virginia is responsible for archiving and issuing vital records for the state. Searches by mail or in person cost $12 dollars and include one certified copy. Additional searches incase of no results are $12 dollars each for a three year period. Phone, internet and fax orders are all run through the VitalChek system and cost a minimum of $30 dollars plus shipping, with additional fees for rush orders.

Health Statistics Center
Room 165, 350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
Telephone: (304) 558-9100
Fax: (304) 558-1787

Birth Certificate Request Form (PDF)
Death Certificate Request Form (PDF)
Marriage Certificate Request Form (PDF)

Birth and death records are available from the state department from 1917 to present while marriage records date back to 1964 to present. Older records and divorce records can be obtained from the Clerk of Court from the county where the record was originally filed.

The West Virginia also maintains a vital records database available to the public for geneological searches.

Birth Record Search
Death Record Search
Marriage Record Search

Adoption Records

Non-identifying information is available to adult aged (18) adoptees, their guardians or legal kin of a deceased adoptee. Only a court order may allow a person to open sealed adoption records and original birth certificates.

West Virginia Mutual Consent Registry
Office of Social Services
350 Capitol Street Room 691
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.558.2891

Property Records

Property information is handled by many of the departments in the county government. The sheriff's department handle tax information, the auditor provide tax valuation and gis department provides maps.

Kanawha County Property Tax Records
Berkeley County Sheriff's Tax Office
Cabell Parcel and Data Viewer
Wood County Map Portal
Monongalia County Tax Map
Raleigh County Parcel Maps
Harrison County Parcel Ownership Search

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of West Virginia

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of West Virginia

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Alderson Public Library 308 Walnut Ave., Alderson, West Virginia 24910 304-445-7221
2 Alum Creek Public Library , Alum Creek, West Virginia 25003 304-756-9211
3 Ansted Public Library 102 Oak St., Ansted, West Virginia 25812 304-658-5472
4 Hannan Public Library 6760 Ashton Upland Rd., Ashton, West Virginia 25503 304-743-6200
5 East Hardy Branch Public Library , Baker, West Virginia 26801 304-897-5544
6 Barboursville Public Library 728 Main St., Barboursville, West Virginia 25504 304-736-4621
7 Barrett-Wharton Public Library , Barrett, West Virginia 25208 304-247-6530
8 Raleigh County Public Library 221 N. Kanawha St., Beckley, West Virginia 25801 304-255-0511
9 Belington Public Library 512 Elliott Ave., Belington, West Virginia 26250 304-823-1026
10 Riverside Public Library 1 Warrior Way, Suite 104, Belle, West Virginia 25015 304-949-2400
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

304 - Charleston, West Virginia 681 - Parkersburg, West Virginia