Upshur County

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Office of the County Clerk

Upshur County Office of the County Clerk
Carol J. Smith, County Clerk
40 West Main Street, Room 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201 
Phone: 304-472-1068
Fax: 304-472-1029
BUSINESS HOURS  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Monday through Friday

County Bookkeeper: Debra A. Hull
Deputy Clerk: Lisa J. Reeder
Deputy Clerk: Teresa J. Reed
Deputy Clerk: Carolyn E. Berry
Deputy Clerk: Douglas D. Roberts
Deputy Clerk: Prisilla Peggs
Deputy Clerk: Kelly Hepburn



**Please note the Primary Election Date has been changed from May 12, 2020 to June 9, 2020**
In light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I encourage all Voters to request an absentee ballot.  Pursuant to a directive by Secretary of State, Mac Warner, fear of contracting or spreading the novel Coronavirus is sufficient reason to vote an Absentee Ballot.  Please mark the box:
“Illness, injury or other medical reason which keeps me confined”

                                               IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:


January 13, 2020 thru January 25, 2020 (Clerk's office open Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:00 am to Noon) : Candidate Filing 

February 18, 2020 (9:00 am) : Drawing for Order on the Ballot

New Dates: February 18, 2020 - June 3, 2020
      Accept Applications for Mail-in Absentee Ballot from Eligible Voters
For Absentee Ballot application:

New Dates: April 24, 2020 - June 3, 2020 : Begin Mailing Absentee Ballots

New Date: May 19, 2020
      Last day to Register to Vote in order to participate in the Primary Election         
For Voter Registration Application:

New Dates: May 27, 2020 - June 6, 2020
       Early Voting (office hours 8:00-4:00 during the week and on Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
            Saturday Early Voting on May 30, 2020 and June 6, 2020

New Dates: June 2, 2020 - June 9, 2020
       Receive Requests for Emergency Absentee Ballot
For Emergency Absentee Ballot   20Absent%20Voter%27s%20Ballot.pdf

New Date:  June 9, 2020 : Election Day
       Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Upshur County Clerk Services:

Voter Registration  : On-line registration:


Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates: You or an immediate family member may obtain a copy by showing a valid ID.  The cost is $5.00 payable by cash or check.  You can also mail your request to the address listed above.  When mailing you must include the name and birth date of the person, $5.00 check payable to the Upshur County Clerk. 

Marriage License: Both bride and groom must be present with valid ID's and wedding date must be less than 60 days of issuance.  The cost is $56.00; a discount of $20.00 applies with proof of marriage counseling.

Recordation of any legal document, such as deeds, power of attorney, deed of trust, etc.  Please contact the office of the Upshur County Clerk at the number listed above for the cost of recordation.

Copies are $1.50 for the first two (2) pages and $1.00 per page thereafter

Probate Estates

Upshur County Commission Payroll and Accounts Payable:
Please contact Debra A. Hull at (304) 473-2903

Land Redemption: assist with the process through the State Auditor's office

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