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Emergency Closures

Last updated: March 6 , 10:30 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 Closed Courts are closed today, March 6, due to severe weather.
Calhoun Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6, due to emergency weather conditions.
Clay Open  
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 Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6 due to emergency weather conditions.
Logan Open  
Marion Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6, due to lack of power in the courthouse.
Marshall Open
Mason Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6 due to emergency weather conditions.
McDowell Open  
Mercer Open  
Mineral Open
Mingo Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6 due to emergency weather conditions. Magistrates will operate on a holiday/weekend schedule.
Monongalia Open  
Monroe Open
Morgan Open  
Nicholas Open  
Ohio Open
Pendleton Open  
Pleasants Open
Pocahontas Open
Preston Open
Putnam Open  
Raleigh Open  
Randolph Open  
Ritchie Open
Roane Closed Courts will be closed today, March 6 due to emergency weather conditions.
Summers Open
Taylor Closed Courts are closed today, March 6 due to emergency weather conditions.
Tucker Open
Tyler Open
Upshur Open  
Wayne Closed County Circuit, Family and Magistrate Courts are closed today, March 6 due to severe weather.
Webster Open  
Wetzel Open
Wirt Open
Wood Open
Wyoming Open