Ohio County Clerk's Office

 

 

Recording Services
 
Document Recording:
  • One of the major functions of the County Clerk's Office is to keep records of all legal documents that affect Ohio County residents.
  • Documents can be brought in person to be recorded, or sent by mail.
  • Recording fees vary, depending upon the type of document and the number of pages. You can use this site to calculate the fee for recording a document. Go to "Document Inquiry" and click the button at the top of the tool bar that reads "recording calculator." The drop down box will appear and you must choose a document type and answer questions that follow.

Please contact our Office at

(304) 234-3656

for any additional information

PLEASE NOTE:  All documents received prior to 4:30 pm will be recorded the same day. Documents received after 4:30 pm will be recorded the next day.

Examination of Documents:

  • Each document that is recorded is issued a book series, a book number and a page number, and is recorded in a bound book. Documents recorded from 1993 to the present are also scanned and stored permanently in our electronic records system.
  • Ohio County's Estate records (testate and intestate), and Land records date back to 1777. Our records regarding marriages date back to circa 1790. Our birth and death records date back to 1853, but prior to 1923, they were not required to be recorded. Please note that you can access all Ohio County death and marriage records that are 50 years or older, and all birth records of 100 years or older, on-line through the West Virginia Vital Research Records.
  • Copies of documents are available for $1.50 each for the first two pages and $1.00 for each additional page.
  • The cost of certified documents varies among documents; please call this Office for assistance in determining the cost of such a document.

Please contact our Office at

(304) 234-3656

for any additional information