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Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Places that Help: West Virginia
Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.) At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice. You will also find links to online forms at our WV Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our WV Places that Help page.
Barbour County Magistrate Court
47 Church Street
(2nd Floor Williams Building)
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-3676 - Clerk
(304) 457-5020 - Women in Crisis Phone Line
Hours: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Berkeley County Magistrate Court
380 West South Street #3100
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Boone County Magistrate Court
Braxton County Magistrate's Office
307 Main Street, Suite 205
Sutton, WV 26601
Brooke County Magistrate Court
632 Main Street, Suite 203
Wellsburg, WV 26070
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