Monongalia County Clerk
Appointments can be made Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-3:30pm.
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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.