Instant Access to West Virginia State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

West Virginia Public Records

The West Virginia State Records mission is to grant every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of West Virginia is provided access in correspondence with the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, which ruled in favor of open public records:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to accessWest Virginia state public recordseasily, efficiently and concisely without the requester having to specify a “need to know,” unless specifications are assigned by the Supreme Court.

West Virginia State Records grants information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including information in the number of over 15 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. West Virginia public records have been gathered from as far back as the year of 1917 and containthe information from 55 counties, thereby ensuring West Virginia abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.