Courts in West Virginia

There are 280 Courts in West Virginia, serving a population of 1,836,843 people in an area of 24,035 square miles. There is 1 Court per 6,560 people, and 1 Court per 85 square miles.

The state of West Virginia is ranked 4th in Courts per capita, and 12th in Courts per square mile.

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About West Virginia Courts

Find West Virginia Appellate Courts, Trial Courts, Problem Solving Courts, and Jury Duty Requirements.

West Virginia Appellate Courts

Court Name: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Source of Authority: Constitution
Place(s) of Session: Charleston
Number of Judges: 5

West Virginia Trial Courts
Court NameSource of AuthorityGeographic JurisdictionNumber of Judges
West Virginia Circuit CourtConstitutionDistrict/Circuit70
West Virginia Family CourtConstitutionDistrict/Circuit45
West Virginia Magistrate CourtConstitutionCounty158
West Virginia Municipal CourtLocal LegislationIncorporated Municipalities-
West Virginia Problem Solving Courts
Court TypeGeographic Jurisdiction
Drug CourtsStatewide
Domestic Violence CourtsLocal
Mental Health CourtsLocal
Veterans CourtsLocal
Re-Entry CourtsLocal
Teen CourtsLocal
Juvenile Drug CourtsStatewide
West Virginia Jury Duty Requirements
Convicted Felons DisqualifiedYes
English RequiredYes
Residency RequirementCounty Resident: 0 Years
Minimum Age18
Time Since Prior Jury Service2 years