West Virginia Divorce Records

How To Access West Virginia Divorce Records

The West Virginia Division of Vital Records, Registration Office, has divorce documents on file from 1968 to the present. In addition to the state office, West Virginia divorce records are also maintained by the State Supreme Court of Appeals in Charleston. Getting the divorce record you seek directly from these sources can mean waiting weeks for mail delivery or having to go out of your way to get to a location in person though.

For much more efficient access to exactly the same official records from exactly the same official sources, you have the option of using the search boxes right here on this website. We are authorized providers of West Virginia divorce records, and, thanks to our professional status, can give you much faster, more convenient service. Using these search boxes is the best way to access your official West Virginia divorce records as we guide you through the simple process 24/7 – whenever it works best with your schedule. In most cases, our 100% secure ordering process only takes a few minutes

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Contact And Fee Information For West Virginia Divorce Records

The fees set by the state of West Virginia to verify whether a divorce record is on file is $5. The cost for certified copies of a divorce certificate vary depending on the county. These are small costs, but must be paid, as stated by West Virginia law, before records request services can legally be provided. The fees apply to the search for the records and are non-refundable whether or not the West Virgina divorce record is located. If the record is found, a certified copy of it is included in the fee.

We obtain West Virginia divorce records for all counties from Barbour to Wyoming officially from:
West Virginia Division of Vital Records
Registration Office
350 Capitol St., Room 157
Charleston, WV 25301-3701

State Supreme Court of Appeals
1900 Kanawha Blvd., Building 1, Room E100
Charleston, WV 25305-0830

Divorce Records And West Virginia Law

As West Virginia is not an Open Records state, requests for divorce certificates are mainly limited to the persons named on the documents as well as their immediate families. Those who have a legal reason, or can show proper authorization, may be granted access to others’ West Virginia divorce records. In all requests for a divorce record in West Virginia, the required information should be given, starting with the full names of both individuals on the dissolution of marriage document. Be sure that these names are spelled correctly, so that your divorce record search results will be accurate.

Additional information you should supply as a requestor of a West Virginia divorce record, if known, is the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted and the date this occurred. If you are unsure of the exact date the divorce was finalized, or granted, giving a range of five years is usually recommended. As an authorized provider of West Virginia divorce records, we help you locate your official record quickly and securely. It’s as easy as filling in the search boxes you see on this page!