Instant Access to West Virginia State, County and Municipal Records
West Virginia Public Records
The mission of this website is provide all West Virginia citizens with the right to obtain, preview, and examine public records. This ensures that West Virginians are given access to such information, which is in accordance with the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This law specifies that all government information and records are presumed accessible to the public.
The tools on this website help to ensure that all members of the general public have the right and ability to access these records easily and concisely, without requiring personal information unless otherwise specified by a constitutional or statutory law or by a court decision.
The information documented on this website includes criminal records, court records, vital records, state background checks and over 15 million additional transparent public records.
West Virginia started collecting and creating public records in the year 1917 and these records cover all 55 counties, which ensures West Virginia abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all. Thanks to the digitization of public records - a process that has become the standard for the past 30 years - websites both governmental and third party can offer these records online with increased reliability and transparency.