The Jefferson County Clerk
To anticipate, meet, and exceed the expectations of our customers and colleagues.
- Deliver Outstanding Customer Service
- Be Effective and Efficient
- Gain Public Confidence and Trust
- Foster a Positive Workplace
To protect, preserve and maintain the public records, as well as the election process, with integrity and accountability; to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of West Virginia while providing the utmost accurate and professional service to our customers and colleagues.
- Respect everyone.
- Act with Integrity.
- Embrace Diversity.
- Build Relationships.
- Be Accountable.
- Learn through Innovation.
The Jefferson County Clerk's office is open Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please be advised our office will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29th. We will stop recording documents at 11:30 a.m.
The office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 1, 2018
Jefferson County Clerk, Jacki Shadle, and her clerks are pleased to announce that the Clerk’s office will begin accepting credit cards and electronic checks as a form of payment on April 10, 2017. The payments will be processed by Point & Pay, one of the fastest–growing companies in the convenience pay industry.
Users will pay a convenience fee of 2.5% ($2.00 minimum convenience fee) on credit card payments and a $3.00 convenience fee on e-checks up to $10,000. It will appear as two separate payment transactions: one for the purchase and a second for the convenience fee.
We are able to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Sample Credit Card Transaction:
$56 Marriage License + $2.00 Convenience Fee = $58 Transaction Total
Courthouse Historical Significance
John Brown's Will (from 1859, recorded in Will Book 16 at Page 143)
Kennedy Farm House (Information on John Brown)
Video posted by Rob Aitcheson, Historic Landmarks Commission.