Ordering and Payment for Licensing Services

You can help speed up your requested service by specifying clearly the information or service you need.

Ordering Options:

By Email:

Notary Public:notary@wvsos.gov

Private Investigator/Security Guard:investigationsupport@wvsos.gov

All Other Licensing:licensing@wvsos.gov

By Mail
West Virginia Secretary of State
Licensing Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Building 1, Suite 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
By Phone:

Licensing Division:
(304) 558-8000

Toll-Free Phone:
(866) 767-8683

By Fax:

Charleston Office:
(304) 558-8381

Walk-in Service

Charleston Office

West Virginia
Secretary of State

1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Bldg. 1, Ste. 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:30a - 5p EST

Clarksburg Office

North Central WV
Business Center

200 West Main Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
9a - 5p EST

Martinsburg Office

Eastern Panhandle
Business Center

229 E. Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
9a - 5p EST

Remember, payment must be made before the service can be returned to you.

Payment Options:

Check or Money Order

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.

Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

  • If ordering online, the cardholder information is required to complete the transaction.
  • If ordering by phone, you will need the invoice number of the transaction to provide to the cashier to process the payment.
  • If ordering by mail, you must include the e-Payment Authorization form with your filing request to provide credit card information.

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.

Prepaid Accounts

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