These types of cases include, but is not limited to, torts, contract cases, extraordinary writs, condemnation cases, removals from magistrate court, post-conviction habeas corpus proceedings, foreign judgment actions, and appeals from county commissions (unless the county commission is acting in its capacity as the board of equalization and review).
Note: For civil complaints seeking a monetary amount of $10,000 or less should be filed in the Magistrate Court. While the WV Supreme Court does not supply civil complaint forms for Circuit Court, there are forms available for Magistrate Court and can be found here.
Adoptions, including stepparent adoptions and recognition of foreign adoptions. These types of cases are not public record and all hearings are closed to the public.
This type of case is for appeals to circuit court from administrative agency decisions, such as DMV driver's license revocations, Board of Review unemployment compensation decisions, and Education/State Employee Grievance Board decisions. It also includes appeals from a county commission when it acts as the board of equalization and review for tax assessments.
Be advised that starting July 2021, the Hampshire County Judicial Center will resume public access within the building. We still continue to strongly advise individuals to call before planning to visit the Hampshire County Judicial Center to establish if an in-person visit is necessary. All visitors to the Hampshire County Judicial Center will be required to follow the protocols therein. Click the link below for more information.