Magistrate Court

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Welcome to the Jefferson County, WV Magistrate Court

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch)


Jefferson County Magistrate Court
110 North George Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Jefferson County Magistrate Court
P.O. Box 607
Charles Town, WV 25414

Ph# 304.728.3233
Fax# 304.728.3235


Division 1

Magistrate Carmela Cesare
Assistant Loretta Jones

Division 2

Magistrate Vicki D’Angelo
Assistant Lisa Fraley

Division 3

Magistrate Arthena Roper
Assistant Arabia Anderson

Magistrate Clerk: Shayna Mason
Deputy Clerk Kim Hamilton
Deputy Clerk Pamela Conley

Magistrates are elected officials of the county serving a four-year term. Although elected by the county, they are
employees of the State of West Virginia. Magistrates issue arrest and search warrants, Conduct trials and
hearings in criminal, misdemeanor matters, conduct preliminary examinations in criminal, felony matters,
conduct trials and hearings in civil matters that have $10,000.00 or less in dispute, conduct emergency custody
hearings in Abuse and Neglect matters and, issue Emergency Protective Orders in cases involving domestic
violence as well as Personal Safety orders.

Please Note that Court personnel may not provide legal advice. If you have a legal question, please consult an
attorney or refer to the Legal Aid of West Virginia webpage:


All Citations, Payments, Civil Complaints, established Payment Plans and Motions may be paid/filed via
USPS mail. Please refer to the attached tabs for instructions.


When calling to inquire about existing cases please have the case number available to provide to the clerk
to assist with locating the case file and please ensure that we always have accurate contact information.


COVID-19 Information

The Jefferson County, WV Magistrate Court is currently open for business until further notice. Our courthouse
will, however, close should the situation become unsafe for the public and the people who work in our

Prior to visiting the court please call us to determine our current status and to determine whether your business can be conducted via phone, computer or mail.

Masks are required
Only 2 people are permitted into the Magistrate Court waiting area at one time