County Clerk

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                 The Jefferson County Clerk

Jacqueline Shadle
The Jefferson County Clerk, Jacqueline C. Shadle, serves as the chief election authority for the County. Along with administering elections, the Clerk's Office maintains birth, marriage and death records, records documents, and keeps the minutes of the Jefferson County Commissioners.

Our Vision

To anticipate, meet, and exceed the expectations of our customers and colleagues.

Our Strategy

  • Deliver Outstanding Customer Service
  • Be Effective and Efficient
  • Gain Public Confidence and Trust
  • Foster a Positive Workplace

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

  • Respect everyone.
  • Act with Integrity.
  • Embrace Diversity.
  • Build Relationships.
  • Be Accountable.
  • Learn through Innovation.


Office Hours

The Jefferson County Clerk's office is open Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



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*A service fee of 2.5% ($2.00 minimum) of the total charge will apply for all credit card transactions.


Useful Links

Document Inquiry

Trustee Sales

Plat Search

County Commission Agendas & Minutes

Jefferson County Budget and Annual Documents

Transparency Portal 

The Jefferson County Commission and the West Virginia State Auditor's Office made a commitment to improve transparency with the goal of driving citizen engagement. The goal is to provide both citizens and public servants access to information quickly and with fewer headaches. Click on the Jefferson County Checkbooks Link below to access the Transparency Portal.


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Courthouse Historical 

Welcome to the famous and historic Jefferson County Courthouse, home of the John Brown Treason Trial. For a brief history of the Jefferson County Courthouse, please visit our informative page.  


A Brief Synopsis of the General Indexes to Deeds and Deed Books

John Brown's Trial

John Brown's Will (from 1859, recorded in Will Book 16 at Page 143)

Trustee's Sale of Slaves (from February 24, 1838, recorded in Deed Book 22 at Page 367)

Northern New York Tombstone Transcription Project (John Brown Farm Cemetery in New York)

Kennedy Farm House (Information on John Brown)

West Virginia Archives and History

WV GeoExplorer Project

Video posted by Rob Aitcheson, Historic Landmarks Commission.



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