Municipal Court

Contact Information: 

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

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 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.

Click here for the Court Docket

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 for court sessions are posted outside the courtroom the day before sessions are held.
The docket is called at the beginning of each session. Those people who answer roll call will be heard first. 
Witnesses are released from subpoena if the defendant is not present at that time. 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 for a good cause. 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: 
 
Illness/ Injury
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.
 
Funeral:
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, questions or comments, please contact the Municipal Court via email to municipal.court@cityofcharleston.org.