Monongalia County Clerk
Probate Office

Appointments can be made Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-3:30pm.
Appointments can take up to an hour.  Click Here to schedule an appointment or call our office at: (304) 291-7230 x7270, or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Start Here If The Decedent Left a Will


Start Here If The Decedent Did Not Leave A Will


Our Most Frequently Asked Questions:

1) My loved one passed away, what do I need to do?

It depends. If there is a Will, the original needs to be brought to the Courthouse for recording. If there is real property or assets that are just in the decedent’s name, someone will need to take an Oath and be named Executor, Administrator, or Authorized Successor of the decedent’s estate. See the information above. 

2) What is Probate?

Probate is the term used for the entire administration of a decedent’s estate/assets. 

3) My loved one was a resident of another WV County, can I do probate in Monongalia County?

No. Probate is done where the decedent was a resident. The death record must show that the decedent was a resident of Monongalia County.

4) My loved one passed away and I’m looking for the Will, is it at the Courthouse?

No. Wills are brought to the Courthouse to be recorded after someone dies, a death record is required to record the Will.

5) What happens after I file the Will or other paperwork at the Courthouse?

The probate department will look over the filings, record the documents, and mail you a receipt along with information about what happens next. We will contact you if anything else is needed.


Ancillary Administration - Click Here

*Decedent owned real estate or mineral rights in West Virginia but was a resident of another state.


Additional Resources:

  1. Creditor Claim (With Instructions) (PDF)
  2. Claim Release Form (PDF)

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Monongalia County Clerk, 243 High St., Courthouse Room 123, Morgantown, WV 26505-5491

phone: (304) 291-7230      fax: (304) 291-7233

Office Hours are Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

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