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

Ohio County, West Virginia Overview

Ohio County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. The county was formed in October 7, 1776. Named after the Ohio River, the county seat is Wheeling and it has a population of 42,035 as of 2017. The county has a total area of 109 square miles, with its land area encompassing 106 square miles, and its water area 3.2 square miles. The county consists of 4 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 26003 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Ohio County borders the following counties: Brooke County, West Virginia to the north; Marshall County, West Virginia to the south; Washington County, Pennsylvania to the east; Belmont County, Ohio to the west, and; Jefferson County, Ohio to the northwest.

Ohio County Clerk Information

Services Provided by the Ohio County Clerk’s Office:

  • Maintain records of deeds, deeds of trust, leases, liens, releases, military discharge and various other documents
  • Issue certified copies of documents
  • Maintain an electronic database of these records. The database is available to the public.
  • The public can access the database remotely through this website or from computer terminals in our Office.
  • Record and index births, marriages and deaths in Ohio County
  • Take applications for Marriage Licenses
  • Issue certified copies of these vital documents
  • Record and probate Wills, file appraisements and settlements
  • Appoint fiduciaries in estate matters
  • Issue certified copies of Letters of Appointment

    Vital records are available in the office of the Clerk. If you wish to make a request by mail, you can use the “request by mail” form or send a letter with the pertinent information, as well as a photocopy of your Driver’s License or State-Issued ID, document(s) to establish your connection to the individual listed on the Birth Certificate, and the fee of $5.00 per copy (cash or money order only).

    If you want to inquire for documents online, you may visit the site that was created by the Clerk. The site was created with the help of IDX Search. Note: In order to access the “Document Inquiry” program, your web browser must be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Windows 10, or Microsoft Edge. Without one of these web browsers, you may experience problems in using the “Document Inquiry” program.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Michael E. Kelly, County Clerk
    Room 205
    1500 Chapline Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
    Phone: (304) 234-3656
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

    Ohio, WV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200955,930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,988
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009576
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009110
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009265
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009846
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,335
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009294
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,053
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,013
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009827
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009585
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,598
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093,754
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009188
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,282
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,270
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,044
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009313
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009315
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009250
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009219
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009484
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,859

    Ohio County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 1500 Chapline Street Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
    Phone: 304-234-3656

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