The office of the Clerk is charged with a multiplicity of duties by law. In addition to serving as Clerk of the Court, the Clerk also serves as clerk to the County Commission and takes minutes of all actions and records.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
100 South Main Street PO Box 1167 Franklin, WV 26807
The Clerk's primary responsibility is to establish and maintain all county records. The office of the clerk contains a library of records, such as deeds, maps, and plats pertaining to property located within the county. These records are open to the public and provide valuable data regarding the size, shape and location, legal description, and property owner of all properties situated in Pendleton County.
The County Clerk conducts countywide special and general elections, handles Early Voting, and generally acts as the Elections Administrator for the county.
Other responsibilities include:
Issue marriage licenses, certificates of birth and death
Probate wills, appoint executors, administrators, etc. in vacation of the Commission
Write checks for all expenditures incurred by the county officials
Do GASB bookkeeping for county revenues and expenditures
Prepare annual financial statement
Payroll for county officials and employees and all reports associated with payroll