WEST VIRGINIA SMALL CLAIMS COURTS
Addresses and information on West Virginia small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
SMALL CLAIMS COURTS IN WV
Wood County Judicial Office #2 Government Square RM. 133 Parkersburg, WV 26101 Phone: (304) 424-1700
Marion County Circuit Court Judges Court House Fairmont, WV 26554 Phone:(304) 367-5395
Circuit Clerks Office Courthouse Saint Marys, WV 26170 Phone:(304) 684-7542
District Court Petersburg, WV 26847 Phone:(800) 946-3952
Family Court 315 Market St. Parkersburg, WV 26101 Phone: (304)420-4876 and (304)420-4880
Cabell County Offices Magistrate Court Magistrates
400 8th St Huntington, WV 25701