Judge Anne B. Charnock
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8079
F: (304) 348-6894
PO BOX 2749
Charleston, WV 25301
NOTICE: Municipal Court Payments can now be made inside the "Patrol Division" door at City Hall (in the alley between City Hall and the Parking Garage) Monday to Friday from 9-5. Please call 304-348-8079 with any questions.
*All persons entering the City’s Municipal Court MUST wear a mask or face covering.
Hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Hours of Court Sessions:
Criminal Court begins at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
Traffic Court/Building/Zoning begins at 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday.
Traffic Court/Dog Violations begins at 3:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Located in the City of Charleston, West Virginia at 501 Virginia Street, East
Court Sessions begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - Guests enter via CPD security scan. Court appearance dates are written at the bottom of the citation.
Municipal Court is located in the City Hall building on the corner of Virginia and Court Street. The entrance
is on Court Street side of the building and opens at 3:00 p.m. for court sessions. The Municipal Court Clerks? Office
entrance is through the front revolving doors on Virginia Street, first door on the left, room 103. Parking is
available in the Shanklin Parking Building next to City Hall on Virginia Street.
Dockets are available online (Click Here).
The docket is called at the beginning of each session. Witnesses are released from subpoena if the defendant is not present at roll call. Defendants not on the docket or arriving after roll call will sign the late list. For identification purposes, please bring your Driver?s License or State issued Photo ID.
Court Appearance Date is found at the bottom on the front of the citation. Requests for continuance must be received by the court in writing 7 days in advance of the court date, good cause must be described. If a continuance is granted by the judge, a notice is sent stating the new court date.
With regard to requesting continuances for court proceedings for the reason of:
A doctor's excuse will be required to be presented with the written request for continuance (a faxed copy signed by doctor will be accepted). If the defendant is hospitalized, the defendant should request the hospital to fax documentation to the court; the defendant must provide an excuse to the court upon release or 3 days before his/her next court date.
A copy of an obituary, death certificate, or an excuse from the funeral home with the defendant's name must be provided of proof of attendance to a funeral. This documentation must be submitted with the written request for continuance (a faxed copy of the obituary will be accepted).
Fax Number 348-6894
Methods of Payment Accepted:
Certified check, cash, money order, or personal check (a copy of State Photo ID or Driver's License from the person writing the check should be enclosed). Bond must be paid in cash. Any check returned for insufficient funds must be redeemed in cash and will be subject to a processing fee.
For additional information or questions please contact the Municipal Court via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.