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Braxton County, WV Court System Information

Braxton County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523. Its county seat is Sutton.

Court Information

Braxton County is within the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the West Virginia Circuit Court, and the Seventeenth Circuit of the West Virginia Family Courts.

Braxton County, WV Court Overview

The following courts are located in Braxton County, West Virginia. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, West Virginia
  2. Seventeenth Family Circuit, West Virginia

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601

Braxton County Circuit Court:

Susan Lemon, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2837
Fax: 304-765-2947
Email: braxtoncircuitclerk@yahoo.com
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Circuit Court Clerk is an elected official, responsible to carry out administrative functions and act as record-keeper for circuit court matter in within Braxton County as authorized by the West Virginia Constitution. Besides, the Circuit Clerk is an officer within the judicial system. The responsibilities of the Circuit Court Clerk includes, serving as the Clerk to the Circuit and Family Court; Issuing mesne (during the progress of a case) process; Issuing final process to enforce and execute judgments; Appoint a guardian ad litem where required; Respond to other requests that do not require a court order; Serving as registrar, recorder and custodian for all pleadings, documents and funds pertaining to cases filed in circuit court and family court; Responsible for the administration and management of the petit and grand jury systems in the county; Creating the master list of prospective jurors; Selecting panels for attendance, qualify and summon jurors; Providing juror orientation, and monitor jurors’ attendance and mileage; Serving as fee officer of the court; Reporting various statistics to other governmental agencies; Overseeing guardianship appointments and finally appointing deputy clerks subject to the review of the court and/or county commission.

Braxton County Circuit Court Judge:

Richard A. Facemire, Judge
Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601
304-765-2807
Fax: 304-765-5496

Braxton County Magistrate Court Judges:

David R. Singleton, Magistrate Court Judge
307 Main Street
Suite B, 102
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-5678 or 304-765-2520
Fax: 304-765-3756

Mary Beth Smith, Magistrate Court Judge
307 Main Street
Suite B, 101
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2520 or 304-765-5678
Fax: 304-765-3756

Braxton County Probate Court:

Lucy A. Cruickshanks, Chief Probation Officer
Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2873
Fax: 304-765-2871

Braxton County, WV County Clerk

Sue Ann Rutherford, County Clerk
Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
P.O. Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2833
Fax: 304-765-2093
Email: sueann26601@yahoo.com
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The County Clerk of Braxton County is an elected official, primarily responsible to act as a fiscal officer of the county commission and to serve as a receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within Braxton County. Besides, the duties and responsibilities of the Braxton county clerk include, issuance of marriage licenses; record birth and death certificates; serve as a chief voter registration office for the county; register qualified voters; maintain custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes, and other election supplies; conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service, and serve as the recorder of all documents.

Other responsibilities include: keeping records of County Commission transactions; Keep minutes of all County Commission meetings; Prepare and send to all heirs a Notice to Redeem and take care of publications, redemptions or recording deeds with regard to delinquent property; Responsible for the bookkeeping of the county including budget, accounting, and payroll; Assist the County Commission in their absence and public notice of all Commission meetings; Serve as Secretary to the Civil Service Commissions; Issue hunting and fishing licenses; Provide notary services; Issue military service discharge records; Probate wills and assist in the administration of estates; Conduct absentee voting and early voting, prepare ballots, accept candidate filings, and other election-related duties.

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