County Clerk


Anthony J. "Tony" Petrucci

The County Clerk is elected by the voters of each county of West Virginia to act as the Fiscal Officer of the County Commission and to serve as the Receiver of fees charged for instruments filed and recorded at the County Courthouse, among many other duties. The office of the County Clerk is authorized by Article 9, Section 12 of the West Virginia Constitution. The term of office for the county clerk is six years.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates
  • Record births, marriages and deaths in the county
  • Serve as Chief Election Official for the county, including supervision of elections and registration of qualified voters; custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes and other election supplies; preparation of ballot, receive filings for county elective offices; conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service and other election-related duties.
  • Serve as the recorder of all documents.
  • Keep records of County Commission transactions.
  • Keep minutes of all County Commission meetings.
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping of the County including budget, accounting and payroll.
  • Assist the County Commission in preparation of the budget.
  • Prepare the financial statement for the County.
  • Set up appointments for the County Commission in their absence.
  • Responsible for public notice of all Commission meetings.
  • Serve as Secretary (ex officio) to the Berkeley County Deputy Sheriff Civil Service Commission.
  • Issue hunting and fishing licenses.
  • Provide notary services.
  • Issue military service discharge records.
  • Probate wills and assist in administration of estates.
  • Information needed to Administer an Estate
  • Conduct absentee voting.

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