You can help speed up your requested service by specifying clearly the information or service you need.
Notary Public: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Investigator/Security Guard: email@example.com
All Other Licensing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charleston Office:(304) 558-8381
Remember, payment must be made before the service can be returned to you.
Make checks or money orders payable to "West Virginia Secretary of State" and mail with your application or request for service. If an invoice has been issued for your service, be sure to include the invoice or the invoice number with your request. Remember, payment must be received before services can be rendered. Please make check for exact amount of service.
Returned Check Fee: A $25 service charge is applied to returned checks.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Walk-in customers may pay by cash at the Charleston office location only. Cash is not accepted at the Clarksburg or Martinsburg offices. Change usually cannot be made for $100 bills. Please do not send cash by mail.
Regular customers may establish a prepaid account by depositing a minimum of $300. The account is assigned an ID, and customers are provided with sequentially numbered prepaid transaction slips which can be used to order services by mail, walk-in or fax. Authorized signatures are required on orders, and any order that would reduce the balance below zero cannot be processed. Customers receive a monthly accounting of transactions. Address written requests for information to the attention of the Cashier at the mailing address above.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: Licensing@wvsos.gov