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Last updated: September 18, 8:30 a.m.

Scroll through entire list for updates; some courts are open but with limited access

The chief judge of a circuit has the authority to order a “weather or other emergency day” (as defined in W. Va. Code § 2-2-2(b)(1)) for the courts in that circuit, including circuit, family, and magistrate courts, as well as magistrate clerks’ offices and probation offices. Although employees of circuit clerks’ offices are county employees, the chief circuit judge can extend filing deadlines through an order in all emergency cases, which include weather, utility, or a public health crisis. However, the county commission cannot close a circuit clerk’s office on a judicial day without the consent of the chief circuit judge. Any time off for court staff is not considered annual or sick leave and magistrates are on an after-hours, holiday, or weekend schedule during the closure. Courts should use technology whenever possible.

West Virginia courts that are closed due to emergency include
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County Status Details
Barbour Open  
Berkeley Open  
Boone Open  
Braxton Open   
Brooke Open  
Cabell Open  
Calhoun Open  
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 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 Open  
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