The Raleigh County Courthouse will transition from “appointment only” to “open to the public” beginning Monday May 11th, 2020.

For the health and safety of the public and the Courthouse employees the opening will include certain restrictions which must be followed.

Those restrictions include, but are not limited to the following;

  • The Prince St. ground level entrance will be the only entrance open and will be monitored by Courthouse security.
  • Anyone entering the courthouse will be required to wear a mask.
  • Please continue to observe all social distancing guidelines while in the Courthouse.
  • Each department reserves the right to enforce specific guidelines based on their operations.
  • Normal business hours will be maintained.

Please call ahead if you have any questions and please continue to utilize our resources and services through our websites, by phone, email or through mail.

Glen Daniel Satellite Office:

  • The assessor’s office will reopen on May 19 th and 20 th and will continue to be opened each week thereafter on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • The tax office will reopen beginning on Tuesday, June 23rd at 8:00 am and will continue to be open thereafter on Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Additional information for consideration;

Please note that vehicle registrations have been extended an additional 3 months.



The Raleigh County Commission reserves the right to limit any and all services, activities and/or departments at any time.

You can also click here to visit the Beckley/ Raleigh County Coronavirus Response Hub 



We are writing to inform you that while the Raleigh County Courthouse has reopened to the public, the Probate Office will continue to be by appointment only.  If you need to open a new estate, call our office and we will get you in as soon as we can; please understand it may not be the same day, as the general public will also need appointments for assistance with Appraisements and Settlements.

With the positive feedback we received during the COVID-19 Pandemic, appointments have allowed our office to run more smoothly and become more efficient in assisting the public.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 304-252-0161 or email us at

We also ask that citizens continue to call ahead for birth, death, marriage certificates and DD214 copies, to make appointments for marriages, and access to the record room until further notice.  Due to social distancing measures from CDC guidelines we have limited space in our offices and would like to avoid having people wait in lines.  For marriage appointments and vital copies call 304-255-9123.  To make an appointment for the record room please call 304-255-9125.

In addition to contacting our offices via mail, email, and phone the drop boxes inside the double doors of the handicap entrance on Prince Street will remain for your convenience.  

These drop boxes are accessible during normal business hours of Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.  The boxes can be used for

  • Vital Statistic requests – births, deaths, and marriages

  • Recordings – deeds, trust deeds, probate documents, etc

  • Tax Payments

Along with anything dropped off, please make note of your contact information in case we need to get in touch with you in regards to dropped off materials.  This is self service only.  Feel free to call the offices with any questions.  Numbers are located below.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Danny W Moore

Raleigh County Clerk


Notice to the Public regarding COVID-19



Welcome to the Raleigh County Clerk’s Office

Welcome to the online home for the Raleigh County Clerk’s Office.

The County Clerk is elected to six year terms of office and is responsible for the management of records for the County, the County Commission and serves as the Chief Voter Registration/County Election Officer. The Clerk’s primary responsibilities center around two basic functions: to act as clerk (fiscal Officer) of the Raleigh County Commission and to act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within the County.

The Clerk’s duties include recording deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths and other judgments, and to record and probate wills, other related probate documents and to assist in administration of estates. In addition, the clerk is responsible for registering eligible voters, maintaining the voter registration records, maintaining custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, obtaining and training poll workers and counting ballots, preparing the ballot, receiving filing for county elective offices, and conducting absentee voting.

The Clerk maintains payroll for all county employees, receives all accounts, pays county debts, maintains the county’s financial statements and maintains all orders/minutes of and from the County Commission.  The Clerk’s duties include recording deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths, judgments, recording and probating wills and other related probate documents. The Clerk is also responsible for assisting in administration of estates.



Daniel W. Moore, County Clerk


How can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

Fill out the application found on THIS PAGE, and mail it to the Clerk’s office along with your check or money order.

How can I get a copy of my marriage certificate?

Fill out the application found on THIS PAGE, and mail it to the Clerk’s office along with your check or money order.

How do I get a copy of a death certificate?

Fill out the application found on THIS PAGE, and mail it to the Clerk’s office along with your check or money order.

What do I need to get a marriage license?

The instructions for getting a marriage license can be found HERE.

How do I get a copy of my deed?

The instructions for getting a copy of your deed can be found HERE.

Are there any liens on my property?

You can find out about any liens on your property by following the instructions HERE.

Am I registered to Vote?

You can find out if you are registered to vote by following the instructions HERE.

How do I update my voter registration record?

If you need to update your Voter Registration you can follow the instructions HERE.

How do I record a Will?

You can find instructions for recording a Will HERE.

How do I administer an estate?

You can find instructions for administering an estate HERE.

Where are you located?

We are located at:

Raleigh County Courthouse
215 Main Street
Beckley WV 25801

What are your office hours?

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:00.