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Lori Wetzel McCoy

Circuit Clerk


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Fax: 304-455-1069


Term: 6 years
 
Wetzel County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 263
New Martinsville, WV 26155

Judges:

David W. Hummel,

Chief Judge

Robert C. Hicks,

Family Court Judge

Courthouse Hours:

Monday 9AM – 4:30PM

Tuesday 9AM – 4:30PM

Wed 9AM – 4:30PM

Thursday 9AM – 6PM

Friday 9AM – 4:30PM

Circuit Clerk

Lori Wetzel McCoy

Due to COVID-19, Wetzel County Courthouse is subject to the following:

• Number of people entering will be limited.

• Masks and temperature screening required.

• Social distancing regulations to be observed along with all directives from the Supreme Court.

Courthouse Hours:

Monday                    9AM – 4:30PM

Tuesday                   9AM – 4:30PM

Wednesday              9AM – 4:30PM

Thursday                  9AM – 6PM

Friday                       9AM – 4:30PM

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a full-time elective office as authorized by Article 8, Section 9 of the West Virginia Constitution. Circuit Clerks are elected for a period of six years and their cuties, responsibilities and compensation are set by statute. The Circuit Clerk is an officer within the Judicial System and is the registrar, recorder and custodian of all pleadings and documents in the Circuit and Family Courts. The Clerk is also responsible for the administration and management of the Jury System within their county.

The Clerk prepares monthly reports, distributes fees collected to various state and local agencies and submits all statistical reports to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Because the Clerk works with all the entities and agencies that comprise the justice system, communication and cooperation are essential. The Circuit Clerk's Office provides procedural assistance and information to pro se litigants.

Examples of duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Clerk to the Circuit and Family Court

  • Issue mesne (during the progress of a case) process

  • Issue final process to enforce and execute judgments

  • Respond to other requests that do not require a court order

  • Responsible for all papers filed in the office; serve as registrar, recorder and custodian for all pleadings, documents and funds pertaining to cases filed in circuit court and family court

  • Responsible for the administration and management of the petit and grand jury systems in the county

  • Create the master list of prospective jurors; select panels for attendance, qualify and summon jurors; provide juror orientation, and monitor jurors’ attendance and mileage

  • Serve as fee officer of the court

  • Report various statistics to other governmental agencies

  • Appoint deputy clerks subject to the review of the court and/or county commission