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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.
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
Sorry, but currently, marriages are not being performed at the courthouse.
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.
This is the right place to obtain a copy of a plat. Below are the cost of Plats:
Records of Births in the County Clerk’s Office begin in 1865.
Records of Deaths begin in 1865.
Marriages begin in 1781; bonds and 1864 in our record books.
Records of Deeds begin in 1772.
Records of Wills begin in 1772.
To obtain a copy of a Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate click here. Once you complete the form return it to:
Berkeley County CourthouseAttention: Vital Statistics100 West King StreetMartinsburg, 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.
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Planning Commission members do not have offices, but can be contacted by addressing correspondence to them in care of the Planning Department.
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Send all mail to:
Planning Department400 West Stephen, Suite 203Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-264-1963Fax: 304-262-3127
Directions: From I-81
Take I-81 North or South to Exit 13 (King Street Exit) passing Sheetz. Continue on King Street to the fourth traffic light. Turn right on Raleigh Street and go two blocks. Office is located in brick building on your left side before Stephen Street. There is parking lot in front of the building.
Yes and must meet the following:
The square footage of the guest residence shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the habitable square footage of the primary residence. The guest residence shall have approved utilities. The parcel of land containing a guest residence shall remain in single ownership.
A complaint form is required to be filed and signed with the Code Enforcement Officer. The form can be found at: Planning Complaint Form (PDF)
Zero are permitted.
Yes. The majority of the county is not zoned. However, zoning was adopted for the Tuscarora and Windewald District in the early 1970s. Maps and the regulations for these districts can be found under the Regulations tab under Planning Department. The ordinances and maps can be found under the regulations tab.
Yes. These regulations can be found in Appendix E of the Subdivision Regulations.
A site plan is needed for any project that intends to disturb more than 5,000 square feet of area. Site plans need to be approved by the Planning Commission prior to any earth-moving or construction on the site.
No. Business Licenses are issued via the WV Secretary of State. Their website is www.business4wv.com
Berkeley County does have a Floodplain Management Ordinance, administered by the Planning Department, which regulates development and construction within the 100-year floodplain. Depending upon the proposed development, you may be able to build within the floodplain, but this determination is made by the Floodplain Manager.
No. All roads within Berkeley County are either owned and maintained by the WV Department of Transportation or are privately owned (single owners, HOAs, etc.).
By Phone: (304) 267-7000