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
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING:
There will be Special Commission Meeting of the Kanawha County Commission on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00PM located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here to view the agenda.
Posted: January 30, 2014
The Kanawha County Commission will be sitting as Board of Review and Equalization on Tuesday, Febraury 4, 2014 at 12:00PM located in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom. Click here to view the agenda.
Posted: January 30, 2014
The Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Spay/Neuter Task Force Fix Blitz will resume voucher distribution in March 2014. From November 2013 to February 2014, we ask that Kanawha County residents use the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association's BIG FIX program. The same vets (plus some) will be participating and are offering the SAME rates as the Fix Blitz. You may call the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association for information about the BIG FIX. Their number is 304-342-1576.
You may also contact Help for Animals, which also offers similar rates. Their number is (304) 736-8555.
The program names are similar, but the programs and funding sources are different. So when you call, please ask about the BIG FIX and not the FIX BLITZ.
We will be spending the next few months fundraising to get ready for Fix Blitz 2014. We ask that you keep the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Spay/Neuter Task Force Fix Blitz in mind as you make your end of the year donations.
Posted: October 31, 2013
The Kanawha County Commission presented a resolution to the founders of the Willy Shuman Foundation. The Commission announced at the May 23, 2013 meeting its commitment to the display of the Wears A Seatbelt (W.A.S.) sign at all county supported facilities. For more information about the Willy Shuman Foundation click here.