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Last updated: June 29, 8:40 a.m.

The Chief Judge of a circuit has the authority to order an emergency closure of the courts in that circuit, including circuit courts, magistrate courts, circuit clerk’s offices, magistrate clerk’s offices, family courts, and probation offices. Any time off for court staff is not considered annual or sick leave. Magistrates are on a holiday/weekend schedule during the closure.

In some counties, although the courts are closed, other areas of the courthouses may remain open. In other counties, both courts and entire courthouses are closed. For information on county offices not covered by the judicial orders (which cover only the judicial offices listed above), contact that county commission.


West Virginia courts that are closed due to weather include
Court Status
County Status Details
Barbour Open  
Berkeley Open  
Boone Open  
Braxton Open  
Brooke Open
Cabell Open  
Calhoun Open  
Clay Closed All Clay County courts will be closed Wednesday, June 29, due to flooding. Magistrates will be on call.
Doddridge Open
Fayette Open  
Gilmer Open  
Grant Open
Greenbrier Open  
Hampshire Open  
Hancock Open  
Hardy Open  
Harrison Open
Jackson Open  
Jefferson Open  
Kanawha Open  
Lewis Open  
Lincoln Open  
Logan Open  
Marion Open  
Marshall Open
Mason Open  
McDowell Open  
Mercer Open  
Mineral Open
Mingo Open  
Monongalia Open  
Monroe Open  
Morgan Open  
Nicholas Open  
Ohio Open
Pendleton Open  
Pleasants Open
Pocahontas Open  
Preston Open  
Putnam Open  
Raleigh Open  
Randolph Closed The Randolph County Circuit Court docket has been moved to the annex next door due to a partial roof collapse outside the circuit court room. Magistrate and Family Courts are not affected and will operate normally.
Ritchie Open  
Roane Open  
Summers Open
Taylor Open  
Tucker Open
Tyler Open  
Upshur Open  
Wayne Open  
Webster Open  
Wetzel Open
Wirt Open
Wood Open
Wyoming Open