West Virginia Public Records

The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (WVFOIA) can be found in Chapter 29B Article 1 of the West Virginia Code of Laws, created to allow public access to government records while protecting confidentiality, public safety and government function.   The law applies to all state, county and municipal governing bodies, agencies and any authorized agents/ organizations working in conjunction with or on behalf of  West Virginia, unless it is specifically outlined otherwise.  The West Virginia Attorney General has created a booklet outlining the law an providing further information.  For a list of what is generally considered public and exempt, please click here.

Records Management and Preservation Board

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West Virginia Government Info

Executive Administration:

Office of the Governor

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 558-2000 | F: (304) 342-7025

News and Announcements

Attorney General, Office Of

State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 1 Room E-26, Charleston, WV 25305
mail: P.O. Box 1789, Charleston, WV 25326
P: (304) 558-2021 | F: (304) 558-0140

Divisions:

  • Consumer Protection/ Anti-Trust Division
    Toll-Free: 1-800-368-8808 | P: (304) 558-8986 | F: (304) 558-0184
  • Civil Rights Division
    P: (304) 558-0546 | F: (304) 558-0649
  • Education, Arts & Boards
    P: (304) 558-2021 | F: (304) 558-0140
  • Employee Programs Workers Compensation Defense Division
    P: (304) 558-0708 | F: (304) 558-6135
  • Health and Human Resources Division
    P: (304) 558-2131 | F: (304) 558-0947
  • Appellate Division
    P: (304) 558-2021 | F: (304) 558-0140
  • Division of Tax & Revenue / Court of Claims & Transportation
    P: (304) 558-2522 | F: (304) 558-2525

Forms and Publications

Secretary of State

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 558-6000 | F: (304) 558-0900

Records
Public Services Directory

Legislature:

House of Delegates

Capitol Complex
Building 1 Room 228M, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 340-3210 | F: (304) 340-3213

State Agencies and Departments:   FULL LIST

Agencies and Departments:

Agriculture, Department of

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 558-3200 | F: (304) 558-2203

State Agencies

Division of Culture and History

The Culture Center/ Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300
P: (304) 558-0220 | F: (304) 558-2779

Auditor, Office of State

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 1, Room W-100, Charleston, WV 25305 Toll Free: (877) 982-9148 | P: (304) 558-2261 | F: (304) 558-5200

Annual Financial Reports

Commerce, Department of

Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6 Room 525, Charleston, WV 25305-0311
P: 800-982-3386 or (304) 558-2234 | F: (304) 558-1189

Corrections, Division of

Central Office, 1409 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311
P: (304) 558-2036 | F: (304) 558-5934 | Records Dept. Fax: (304) 558-8430

Northern Regional Office, 999 11th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041
P: (304) 843-4142 | F: (304) 843-4144 com

Environmental Protection, Department of

601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304
P: (304) 926-0440

Geological and Economic Survey

1 Mont Chateau Road, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079
P: (304) 594-2331 | F: (304) 594-2575

Health and Human Resources, Department of

State Capitol Complex, Building 3 Room 206, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 558-0684 | F: (304) 558-1130

Library Commission

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 558-2041 | F:  (304) 558-2044 | (800) 642-9021

Motor Vehicles, Division of

 General Information:  (304) 558-3900 | (800) 642-9066

Natural Resources, Division of

Building 74, 324 Fourth Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 558-2754

Divisions and Regional Locations

Revenue, Department of

Building 1 W-300, Charleston, WV 25305
mail: Post Office Box 963, Charleston, WV 25324-0963
P: (304) 558-0211 | F: (304) 558-2324

State Police, WV

725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 746-2100 | Criminal Records: (304) 746-2170

Surplus Property

2019 Washington Street, E., Charleston, WV 25305
mail: P.O. Box 50130, Charleston, WV 25305
P: (304) 766-2626

Public Sales

Tax Department

West Virginia State Tax Department/ Taxpayer Services Division
Post Office Box 3784, Charleston, WV 25337-3784
P: (304) 558-3333 | (800) 982-8297

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