As a resident of Upshur County, you may find yourself in need of emergency contact information or decide to become more familiar with a local service organization. Information specific for residents can be found here. Involved community members like yourself help make our County flourish.
Whether located in downtown Buckhannon or in Southern Upshur County, residents support businesses by shopping local. Information you need to open a business in Upshur County can be found here. Upshur County is the ideal location to work and play.
The County Commission consists of three dedicated and responsive Commissioners. Contact and meeting information for both City and County Government is accessible here. Meetings are open to the public and communication with government officials is highly encouraged.
The individual Departments within the Courthouse and Annex deliver high-quality service and work diligently to assist the public with their needs. Departments are governed by their respective Elected Official that strives to uphold the commitment they made to serve the residents of Upshur County.
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. If you cannot locate what you are looking for, please contact the Commission Office.
Services & Programs
After an assessment has been completed for each client, a program is designed to target the areas in the offender's life that need the most attention. Community Corrections offers:
Educational Aid — Clients will participate in GED classes if needed and may receive assistance with vocational training;
Substance Abuse Counseling — On site counselor offers individual and group therapy;
Mental Health Needs — Clients are referred to mental health providers to evaluate and address unmet needs;
Job/Life Skills — Staff assists in resume building, job interview techniques, parenting classes and other skills needed to obtain and maintain employment;
Domestic Violence Intervention - Intervention and Prevention program is a 32 week course that domestic violence offenders are sentenced to complete. The class focuses on what constitutes abuse and helps students learn appropriate ways in which to deal with conflict in their relationships
Drug and Alcohol Testing - Clients are randomly tested in the office as well as during home visits
Intensive Outpatient Program - 6 weeks, 9 hours per week - educational course for substance abusers
Parenting - 2 hour course designed for litigants from Family Court
Parenting - 6 week course focusing on positive disciplining
DUI Awareness - 3 day course emphasizing the perils and effects of driving under the influence