The County Clerk handles voter registration, changes in party affiliation/address/last name on voter registration, records deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths and other judgments, and files wills. In addition, the clerk is responsible for elections; obtaining and training poll workers and counting ballots. He or she is responsible for keeping and storing the county’s vital statistics. And, the Clerk of the County Commission also functions as an election officer, preparing the ballot, conducting absentee voting, and performing other election-related duties as well The Clerk maintains payroll for all county employees, receives all accounts, pays county debts, maintains the county’s financial statements and maintains all orders from the County Commission.
The Kanawha County Clerk provides the official recording of all documents for Kanawha County. Our responsibilities include:
All recorded documents are indexed and are available for public use. Property maps are available on computer. A computer is set aside in the Clerk's office for public use. All materials (paper, etc.) used is paid for by the user.
Keeps records of County Commission transactions.
Keeps minutes of all County Commission meetings.
Probates all Wills
Appoints fiduciary commissioners for administering certain estates.
Copies of documents are available at a nominal fee
In the November 2, 2010 West Virginia General Election Kanawha County will be one of five localities participating in an Internet Voting Pilot Project established by the West Virginia Legislature and signed into law by Governor Manchin in 2009. For further information check out the military personnel section.
Announcements & Events
There will be a Special Session of the Kanawha County Commission Meeting of the Kanawha County Commission on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 4:00PM in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here to view the agenda.