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Last updated: Sept. 14, 10:45 a.m.

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

Boone County courts are back open, as of Monday, August 24, per the following order.

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 Closed

All courts in Lincoln County are closing until further notice. Offices are available by phone and emergency hearings will continue to be held. - Order

Logan Closed

At the suggestion of the Logan County Health Department, Logan County Circuit Court, Magistrate Court and both the Circuit Clerk’s Office and Magistrate Clerks Office are closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Logan County. Emergency matters will continue to be heard, and Family Court will remain open. A date to reopen has not been set.- Order

Marion Open  
Marshall Open  
Mason Open  
McDowell Open


Mercer Open  
Mineral Open  
Mingo Open


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