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|* Official Website for the State of West Virginia |
Official West Virginia website; find information about government officials, offices, departments, services, and programs.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens Pay Site|
West Virginia statewide bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens. Search Systems Premium database.
|Companies and Corporations |
Search business organizations in WV. Includes business trusts, corporations, LLCs, LLPs, Professional LLPs, trademark holders, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and non-profits.
|Companies and Corporations | Certificates |
Search for a West Virginia business entity and validate or order an official Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Authorization.
|Court of Claims |
Use this service of the West Virginia Legislature to search the West Virginia Court of Claims Decisions by keyword.
|Court Rules |
West Virginia Judiciary court rules, including: Supreme Court, Circuit Court, Family Court, and Magistrate Court Proceedings; Rules Governing Lawyers and Judges; and Miscellaneous rules.
|Criminal Histories Information|
West Virginia State Police information on how to order criminal histories for employment, housing, and license certification.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium database of West Virginia criminal records statewide. Includes: misdemeanor and felony records from the 31 circuit courts; Department of Corrections inmates; and West Virginia registered offenders.
|Inmates | Department of Corrections |
West Virginia Department of Corrections records of offenders and inmates.
|Inmates | Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority |
Current inmate search from the WV Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority.
Children and adults listed as missing by the West Virginia State Police. Provides name, date of birth, photo, and a pdf poster alert.
|Most Wanted |
West Virginia most wanted fugitives.
|Phone Directory |
West Virginia State Government phone book.
|Sex Offenders |
West Virginia State Police registered offender search.
|Unclaimed Property |
West Virginia unclaimed property database.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Uniform Commercial Code filings from the West Virginia Secretary of State. Results provided are filing number, file date, type of document (e.g. UCC-1), secured party, and status. Document copies may be ordered online.
West Virginia Secretary of State voter registration status check.
West Virginia Government state agencies from A to Z.
|Birth Records |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History service to search for birth records in selected counties between 1816 and 1931.
|Birth Records 1853-1930 |
Over 1 million West Virginia county birth records filed between 1853 and 1930.
|Births and Christenings 1853-1928 |
Database of 466,000 West Virginia birth and christening records filed between 1853 and 1928.
|Campaign Finance |
West Virginia Secretary of State campaign candidate and committee finance reports, historical filings, and Federal candidate reports.
|Coal Maps |
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources GIS coal mining and coal bed maps.
Search West Virginia Codes by section, article and chapter or browse the West Virginia Code by chapter or title.
|Community Resources |
Search by service and/or county for community resources such as addiction counseling, employment services, health care, housing, mental and behavioral health services, transportation, education, and churches.
|Companies and Corporations | Apostilles and Certificates |
West Virginia Secretary of State index of Apostilles and Certificates of Authenticity.
|Companies and Corporations | Charities |
Charitable Organizations search from the WV Secretary of State.
|Companies and Corporations | Lists Pay Site|
Build and order customized registered business lists from the WV Secretary of State.
|Companies and Corporations | Official Document Validation |
Official document validation from the Secretary of State. Enter a WV corporate document code to determine if the document is authentic.
|Companies and Corporations | Trademarks |
West Virginia Secretary of State trademark and service mark search.
Browse the West Virginia Constitution by article.
|County Records |
Search public records free in West Virginia counties.
|Court Forms |
West Virginia Judiciary court forms, including family court and magistrate court forms, personal safety, guardianship, conservator, expungement, mental hygiene, and translator forms.
|Court of Appeals | U.S. Fourth Circuit Records Pay Site|
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals PACER database. Search for case records and obtain dockets and document copies. Access requires PACER registration and a small fee per search. Covers West Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, and North Carolina.
|Court Opinions | Supreme Court |
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia for civil, criminal, and family law appeals opinions.
|Court Opinions | U.S. 4th Circuit |
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions for West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
|Court Records - U.S. District Court PACER Pay Site|
PACER United States District Court civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.
|Court Records | Circuit Express Pay Site|
Subscription-only database of Circuit Court cases from participating West Virginia Circuit Courts.
|Death Records |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History service to search for death records in selected counties between 1853 and 1970.
|Deaths and Burials 1854-1932 |
Database of 48,000 West Virginia death and burial records filed between 1854 and 1932.
|Deaths Records 1853-1970 |
1.4 million West Virginia state and county death records filed between 1885 and 1930.
|Early Childhood Resource Lending Library |
Search the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Early Childhood Resource Lending Library for available books, brochures, videotapes, workbooks, etc. for early childhood resource materials available to early childhood personnel and parents
|Environmental Protection Maps |
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection interactive maps of oil and gas permits, mining, water withdrawal, toxic releases, and more.
|Executive Journal |
WV Secretary of State search of the Executive Journal for names that appear as appointees and commissioners, on boards and public service districts, and in executive orders and proclamations.
|Flood Map |
WV National Flood Insurance Program Office GIS map of flood risks.
|Flood Zone Mapping |
West Virginia GIS searchable flood mapping and flood risk map.
|Flood Zones |
Searchable GIS map of flood zones and flood risks in West Virginia.
|GIS Map |
Interactive GIS map of West Virginia roads, geography, topography, aerial photography, and more.
|Historic Preservation Map |
West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office interactive GIS map of cultural resources and historic sites.
|Hunting & Fishing Maps |
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources interactive GIS hunting and fishing maps.
|Immunizations & Vaccinations Information|
Information on how to find West Virginia immunization & vaccination records.
|Inmates | Escapees and Absconders |
West Virginia Department of Corrections list of escapees and parole absconders.
Browse the West Virginia Legislature by year for Bill Status, or perform Bill Text Search.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business |
Find and verify professional and business licenses in West Virginia with these free databases. Search for attorneys, CPAs, physicians, contractors, realtors, insurance companies, and more.
|Liquor Stores |
Search by license type, county, DBA, and/or license number for West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration licensed retail and non-retail establishments. Requires registration and password.
|Lobbyists & Represented Employers / Organizations |
Browse these Adobe Acrobat .pdf files of West Virginia Lobbyist Registration listings and represented employers & organizations.
|Marriage Records |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History service to search for marriage records in selected counties between 1856 and 1970.
|Marriages 1853-1970 |
Over 1.5 million West Virginia marriages recorded between 1853 and 1970.
|Marriages 1854-1932 |
Index of 200,000 West Virginia marriages recorded between 1854 and 1932.
|Military - Veterans |
Use this West Virginia Division of Culture and History "Memory Project" service to search for Veterans records by name, war, county, and/or keyword.
|Oil & Gas Maps |
GIS maps of West Virginia oil and natural gas wells, gas plays, shale plays, and regional geology.
|Property | Delinquent Land |
West Virginia State Auditor database of county delinquent tax properties.
|Service of Process |
Search this West Virginia Secretary of State database for Service of Process information (summons & complaints, subpoenas, etc.) by civil action number, county, or defendant name.
|State Register |
The State Register is published weekly to help citizens keep up-to-date on the meetings, rule making and other official actions of state government agencies, boards and commissions.
|State Rules |
West Virginia Code of State Rules.
|Surname Exchange |
West Virginia Archives and History database of surnames and researchers who are interested in surname information exchanges.
|Tax Refunds |
Find your West Virginia State Tax Department tax refund status.
West Virginia State Parks Department maps of recreational trails.
West Virginia Division of Tourism vacation guide.
|Water & Wastewater Systems |
GIS map of West Virginia wastewater and water systems and projects.
West Virginia is located in the Appalachian region of the United States. The Capital is Charleston and the largest city is Charleston. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wv.gov/. West Virginia is the 38th most populous state in the United States. The 2014 population estimate is 1,850,326 and the 2010 census population was 1,853,033. The land area is 24,038.21 square miles and there are 77.1 persons per square mile.
93.8% of the population is White, 3.6% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% are two or more races. 83.9% are a high school graduate or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,500. There are on average 2.43 persons per household, the per capita income is $22,966, the median household income is $41,043, and 17.9% of the persons in West Virginia are considered below poverty level.
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