Magistrate Court

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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**

**Please note face masks are required**

                                        * TO CHECK THE STATUS OF COURT BEING OPEN DUE TO

                                                INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL 304-728-1983*

              Division 1:                                             Division 2:                                        Division 3:     

Magistrate Carmela Cesare                    Magistrate Vicki D’Angelo                   Magistrate Arthena Roper

Assistant Loretta Jones                                      Assistant Lisa Fraley                        Assistant Arabia Anderson



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:


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.


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 personnel.

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.