- County Clerk
- Clerk FAQs
- Are your records available online?
Yes, we have several documents available to be viewed online. Viewing documents online are for those who research documents often as there is a $15.00 a month fee. If you desire more information please give our office a call at (304) 264-1927.
- What are your hours of operations?
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
- Can we be married at the Courthouse?
Sorry, but currently, marriages are not being performed at the courthouse.
- How much is a Marriage License?
Fifty-six dollars ($56.00) cash, credit/debit card or money order is required on the day you apply for the license if you did not attend premarital counseling. If you did complete at least 4 hours of premarital counseling and have valid proof of certificate/letter, the price is reduced to Thirty-six dollars ($36.00) cash, credit/debit card or money order.
- Is this the location to obtain a plat, and if so what is the cost?
This is the right place to obtain a copy of a plat. Below are the cost of Plats:
- Plat ( 24"x 18" OR 8 1/2" X 14") = $1.50
- Plat (24"x36") = $5.00
- What is the first year of birth records in the County Clerk's Office?
Records of Births in the County Clerk’s Office begin in 1865.
- What is the first year for death records in the County Clerk's Office?
Records of Deaths begin in 1865.
- What is the first year of records in the County Clerk's Office for Marriages?
Marriages begin in 1781; bonds and 1864 in our record books.
- What is the first year of records in the County Clerk's Office for Deeds?
Records of Deeds begin in 1772.
- What is the first year of records in the County Clerk's Office for Wills?
Records of Wills begin in 1772.
- How do I obtain a copy of a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate?
To obtain a copy of a Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate click here. Once you complete the form return it to:
Berkeley County Courthouse
Attention: Vital Statistics
100 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
NOTE: Certificates can only be obtained by the individual, child of person on certificate or his/her representative, i.e. person having power-of-attorney, an attorney, or estate executor.