Jackson County, WV

Jackson County Clerk – Christina Gossett
[email protected]
Phone: 304-373-2250
Fax: 304-372-1107

Physical Address:
Jackson County Clerk
100 Court Street North
Ripley, WV 25271

Mailing Address:
Jackson County Clerk
P.O. Box 800
Ripley, WV 25271

Jackson County Clerk Responsibilities

Each county in West Virginia (except Hardy County) elects a county clerk whose responsibilities include the management of records of the county commission and certain election duties. The Jackson County Clerk’s office holds all county records, including birth, marriage, and death certificates, deeds, liens, wills, and more, since the county was founded. The county clerk and staff are responsible to manage the records of the county commission, as well as specific election duties. The primary responsibilities center around two basic functions:

Primary responsibilities center around two basic functions:

1) to act as clerk (fiscal officer) of the county commission.

2) to act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within the county.

To carry out the numerous duties, the clerk of the county commission may select deputies and other employees. The budget for the operation of the county clerk’s office as a whole is determined by the county commission.

Jackson County Clerk Duties

The duties of the Jackson County Clerk include the charge to:

Manage and Oversee Records

  • Serve as the recorder of all documents.
  • Record births, marriages and deaths in the county.
  • Issue marriage licenses, birth and death certificates
  • Issue military service discharge records.
  • Provide notary services.

Manage and Oversee Fiduciary Duties

  • Probate wills and assist in administration of estates.
  • Responsible for the accounts payable and payroll.

Manage and Oversee Elections

  • Serve as Chief Election Official for the county and Chief Voter Registration Official for the county to register qualified voters.
  • Maintain custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes and other election supplies.
  • Conduct absentee voting and early voting, prepare ballots, accept candidate filings, and other election-related duties.
  • Conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service.

Contact the Jackson County Clerk

Jackson County Clerk: 304-373-2250