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 mission of this website is provide all West Virginia citizens with the right to obtain, preview, and examine public records. This ensures that these residents 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: West Virginia Code.

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 necessary 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 and State Background Checks; including over 15 million transparent public records.

In this portal, a search function enables citizens to search for and be presented with information immediately and accurately. The West Virginia public records presented on this website begin in the year 1917 and from 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.