The Magistrate Court handles civil claims up to $10,000, including wrongful occupation and unlawful detainers; misdemeanor and felony cases; worthless checks; traffic and DNR citations; and issues domestic violence petitions. The magistrates also serve as juvenile referees.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Magistrates are on call after hours

1st Floor Pendleton County Courthouse 100 South Main Street
PO Box 637
Franklin, WV 26807

Telephone (304) 358-2343
(304) 358-2344
Fax (304) 358-3870

Donald Kopp


Kevin Puffenberger


Jennifer Armentrout

Magistrate Assistant

Judy Hedrick

Magistrate Assistant

Mary Ann Simpson

Magistrate Clerk