Circuit Express Information
Circuit Express is a subscription service that provides online access to twenty-one (21) Circuit Courts in West Virginia. This service provides a variety of subscriber's online access to WV Court Records. Typical subscribers are law firms, state agencies, judicial entities, background checking firms circuit judges, family judges, county probation offices and prosecuting attorney offices.
The participating twenty-one (21) Circuit Courts began entering cases starting in 1975. This equates to an average of thirty (30) years of WV Circuit Court Records. The docket entries with the scanned images are updated nightly from each Circuit Court and is available 24/7. Please note that not all Kanawha County judges allow documents for their cases to be viewed.
What our customers say about the service:
- "I have the ability to track docket filings from my own desk."
- "It saves both our firm and client time and money."
- "No waiting on the phone or finding a parking spot to get answers."
- "We really relish the ability to print the docket sheet to our own computer. This is especially helpful when removing a case from circuit to district court because you are required to have the entire county docket sheet."
- "It is a great time saver."
- "When the courts are closed you can still get your answers."
Monthly bills are detailed by client, matter, and the initials of the firm's researcher so that the connect fees can be billed back to your client. Subscribers can locate cases by last name, first name, middle initial, or partial name. All of the computerized case information for a particular court is available for viewing and printing to your local printer. Note that ONLY "public information" can be accessed i.e. Civil and Criminal Matters. Sensitive Court cases such as Juvenile, Mental Hygiene, Divorces and some others are not available.
Note, if you decide to deactivate your account after 6 months, you can notify us which will stop your monthly $38 fee from being billed. If you decide to reactivate your account, you will not be charged the $125 sign up fee again.
Note: Circuit Express is available twenty four (24) hours seven (7) days a week. Call in Charleston 343-6480 or toll free 1-800-205-4848 for more information.
If you would like to sign up for Circuit Express and DO NOT wish to pay online, please download then complete and fax the form to 888-600-7708.
Please remember to include any tax exempt forms you may have along with this form and mail it to the following address.
Software Computer Group
PO Box 27
Fraziers Bottom WV 25082
Information available on Circuit Express1987 to present
WV Civil Court Records including:
- C - General Civil Court Records
- MISC - Miscellaneous Proceedings Court Records
- C-AP - Civil Appeal from Magistrate Court Court Records
- AA - Administrative Appeal Court Records
WV Criminal Court Records including:
- F - Felony Court Records
- M - Misdemeanor Court Records
- B - Bound Over Court Records
- M-AP - Misdemeanor Appeal Court Records
- CRM - Criminal Miscellaneous Court Records
Indexing by plaintiff and defendant
Information not available pursuant to statute:
- MH - Mental Hygiene Court Records
- JD - Juvenile Delinquency Court Records
- JS - Juvenile Status Offense Court Records
- JA - Abuse and Neglect Court Records
- A - Adoptions Court Records
- D - Domestic Relations Court Records
- DV - Domestic Violence Court Records
- G - Guardianship Court Records
- CIG - Civil Infant Guardianship Court Records
- FIG - Family Infant Guardianship Court Records
- CIGR - Civil Infant Guardianship Removal Court Records
- JAA - Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Administrative Appeal Court Records
- JAM - Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Mandamus Proceeding Court Records
- TAD - Adult Treatment Court Court Records
Sealed Court Records
No social security numbers, dates of birth, plaintiff and defendant addresses or names of victim/child on criminal screen appear.
Minimum subscription is six (6) months.
Year computerized Records began
Brooke - 1995
Doddridge - 2002
Fayette - 1994
Grant - 1999
Hancock - 1995
Hardy - 1995
Mercer - 2000
Mingo - 1991
Nicholas - 1994
Ohio - 1994
Pleasants - 2005
Preston - 1997
Ritchie - 2000
Taylor - 1995
Wetzel - 2010
Wirt - 2012
Wyoming - 1997