Lookup Public Records in Berkeley CountyWest Virginia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Berkeley County, West Virginia Overview

Berkeley County is located in the state of West Virginia. The county was formed in May 15, 1772. The county seat is Martinsburg. As of 2015, the county has a population of 111,901. The county has a total area of 322 square miles, 321 square miles of which is land, and 0.4 square miles is water. The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 25404 recorded as the one with the largest population. Berkeley County borders the following counties: Washington County, Maryland to the north; Frederick County, Virginia to the south; Morgan County, West Virginia to the northwest, and; Jefferson County, West Virginia to the southeast.
Berkeley County Clerk Information

A little about the Berkeley County Clerk:

  • To act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within Berkeley County.
  • To act as Clerk

    Land records are public documents and individuals who need information must perform their own research. Our clerks are available to assist you with your research, but they cannot perform it for you. For assistance with extensive land records research, you should consider hiring a local title company or an attorney familiar with Land Records. Our Record Rooms are open to the public from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday. Online documents range from 1970 to the present are available for viewing.
    An option has been made by the Clerk where you can search records from your respective house or workplace. You may want to consider using the online virtual courthouse. The online virtual courthouse is open 24/7. Documents available for online viewing are as follows: Deeds; 1970 to present, Deeds of Trust; 1956 to present, Liens, Judgments & Releases; 1996 to present. This virtual courthouse option is for those members and agencies that access courthouse records frequently. This option is not suited for the one time user. This option does incur a monthly fee of $15.00. In addition to a monthly $15.00 fee, there is a .50 cent charge for each printed copy. If you feel that virtual courthouse is something you’re interested in let’s get you started in obtaining access. Upon your submission of the Virtual Courthouse Online Users Agreement, a representative of their office will call you and discuss this option in more detail. Should you desire to call them first, before completing the User Agreement, please call (304) 264-1927 and ask for Mrs Butcher. Additionally, Mrs Butcher may be reached via email at kbutcher@berkeleywv.org .
    Providing an acceptable identification is needed in requesting a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate via mail. The given link below is the application form that requires information of the owner of the certificate and contact details of the person requesting.
    Birth, Death and Marriage Application Form:

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    John W. Small Jr., County Clerk
    Berkeley County Courthouse
    100 West King Street
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Phone: (304) 264-1927
    Fax: (304) 267-1794
    Email: countyclerk@berkeleywv.org

    Berkeley, WV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009108,747
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200910,987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009254
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009303
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009267
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,651
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,690
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009709
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009272
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200927,379
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009207
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009380
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200915,082
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,178
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009222
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009530
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,807
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009251
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009427
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,345
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,416
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009224
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009306
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009596
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009208
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009854
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009489
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200919,204

    Berkeley County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 100 W King St # 1, Martinsburg, WV 25401, United States
    Phone: 304-267-3001

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