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West Virginia Divorce Records

Unlike most states where divorce records are considered as open records county, the West Virginia government restricts access to the records to those who are eligible including the parties named in the document, their family and those authorized representative. Records from the Vital Registration Office cost about $5/copy.

An index is available from the Vital Records Office only. For those who need or require a certified copy, they have to visit the Circuit Clerk Court where the divorce was granted as the clerk Court is the only one authorized to release said information or request.

West Virginia Divorce Records


For those who might not be eligible under the law, they may wish to engage the services of commercial search providers online. They can give the details concerning the reports without having to visit the Clerk’s Office.

How To Obtaining West Virginia Divorce Records
Requesters who wish to get hold of divorce abstracts from the State of West Virginia can follow the instructions below.

West Virginia Divorce Records Resources