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Last updated: January 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Scroll through entire list for updates; some courts are open but with limited access

The Chief Judge of a circuit has the authority to order an emergency closure of the courts in that circuit, including circuit courts, magistrate courts, circuit clerk’s offices, magistrate clerk’s offices, family courts, and probation offices. Any time off for court staff is not considered annual or sick leave. Magistrates are on a holiday/weekend schedule during the closure.

In some counties, although the courts are closed, other areas of the courthouses may remain open. In other counties, both courts and entire courthouses are closed. For information on county offices not covered by the judicial orders (which cover only the judicial offices listed above), contact that county commission.

West Virginia courts that are closed due to emergency include
Court Status
County Status Details
Barbour Open  
Berkeley Open  
Boone Open  
Braxton Open  
Brooke Open  
Cabell Open  
Calhoun Open  
Clay Open  
Doddridge Open  
Fayette Open  
Gilmer Open  
Grant Open  
Greenbrier Open  
Hampshire Open  
Hancock Open  
Hardy Open  
Harrison Open  
Jackson Open  
Jefferson Open  
Kanawha Open  
Lewis Open  
Lincoln Open  
Logan Open  
Marion Open  
Marshall Open  
Mason Open  
McDowell Open  
Mercer Open  
Mineral Open  
Mingo Closed All courts in Mingo County will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 21, for COVID-related cleaning.
Monongalia Open  
Monroe Open  
Morgan Open  
Nicholas Open  
Ohio Open  
Pendleton Open  
Pleasants Open  
Pocahontas Open  
Preston Open  
Putnam Open  
Raleigh Open  
Randolph Open  
Ritchie Open  
Roane Open  
Summers Open  
Taylor Open  
Tucker Open  
Tyler Open  
Upshur Open  
Wayne Open  
Webster Open  
Wetzel Open  
Wirt Open  
Wood Open  
Wyoming Open