Welcome to the Jefferson County, WV Magistrate Court
110 North George Street
P.O. Box 607
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-3233 (Phone) 304-728-3235 (Fax)
Shayna Mason, Magistrate Clerk
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
**Closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm**
**NO CELL PHONES/RECORDING DEVICES ALLOWED IN THE JUDICIAL CENTER**
TO CHECK THE STATUS OF COURT BEING OPEN DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL 304-728-1983
Division 1: Division 2: Division 3: Division 4:
Magistrate Carmela Cesare Magistrate Vicki D’Angelo Magistrate Arthena Roper Vacant
Assistant Loretta Jones Assistant Lisa Fraley Assistant Arabia Anderson (Position filled 01/2025)
Need to pay court costs? Visit: http://www.courts.wv.gov
(Click on the Box at the bottom that says Pay Fines, Costs & Fees)
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 and civil matters, such as preliminary examinations in criminal cases, civil cases that have $10,000 or less in dispute, they also 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: https://www.lawv.net/Resources
All citations, payments, civil complaints, established payment plans and motions may be paid/filed via USPS mail. Please refer to the payment tab for instructions. Also, when calling to inquire about existing cases please have your case number available to assist us with locating your case file and ensure we always have accurate contact 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 personnel.