Municipal Court

Contact Information: 

Judge Anne B. Charnock 
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8079
F: (304) 348-6894

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330

Hours of operation: 

Monday thru Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday/Sunday and Holidays

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.

Click here for the Court Docket

Click here for Motion to Continue

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 arriving after roll call will be marked late. For identification purposes, please bring your Driver’s License or State issued Photo ID.

Court appearance dates are located at the bottom of the citation.  Requests for a new court date (or a continuance) must be made in writing and should be received 10 days in advance of the scheduled court date. If represented by an attorney, the defendant should contact his or her attorney about a continuance. The defendant must provide a description for why a new court date is needed.  All requests to continue are placed before the judge for a ruling.  If the judge grants a continuance, a new summons will be mailed to the defendant.  The defendant is responsible to ensure the court has the correct address for notifications.  If a request is denied, the defendant is required to attend court as summoned. Failure to appear may result in a capias being issued by the judge. 



Last minute continuance requests (under 10 days) for medical or funeral purposes:
Illness/ Injury
A doctor’s excuse should be included with the written request to continue.  The doctor’s office may fax an excuse to the court. 
If a defendant is hospitalized, the defendant should ask the hospital to fax an excuse to the court. A doctor’s excuse may be provided to the court upon release from the hospital. 
A copy of a family obituary, funeral home excuse or other documentation should be attached to a continuance request. 
Fax Number 348-6894

Methods of Payment Accepted:

U.S. Mail or Court Clerk’s Office: Certified check, cash, money order or personal check (copy of personal ID required).
Bond must be paid in cash. 
Debit Card, Master Card, Visa, and Electronic Check (bank processing fees may apply using the online payment system). 
Online payment options are only available after a plea has been entered with the court. 
Any returned payment will be subject to a processing fee. 


For additional information or questions  please contact the Municipal Court via email to