County Clerk

Tucker County Clerk
Sherry Simmons, County Clerk
211 First Street, Suite 205
Parsons, WV 26287
Telephone: 304.478.2414 ext. 201
Fax: 304.478.2217

Message from the Clerk:

Welcome to the Tucker County Court House. While we revel in our history, our informative pages are sure to please.

As our Office continues to move into the 21st century by implementing cross-training and technology, we strive to serve the public with excellence and accuracy. Our team of knowledgeable clerks is ready to assist with a smile. If you are visiting the Tucker County area, be sure to stop in and say hello!

Sherry Simmons, Tucker County Clerk, serves as the chief election authority for the County. Along with administering elections, the Clerk’s Office maintains birth, marriage and death records, records documents, and keeps the minutes of the Tucker County Commissioners. Sherry welcomes visitors to Tucker County with a brief tour and history of the Court House. Presentations for both adult and school-aged groups are also available by appointment.

Responsibilities of County Clerk

Each county elects a county clerk whose responsibilities include the management of records of the county commission and certain election duties. The primary responsibilities center around two basic functions:

  • To act as clerk (fiscal officer) of the county commission; and
  • To act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded  within the county.

To carry out the numerous duties, the county clerk may select deputies and other employees. The budget for the operation of the county clerk’s office as a whole is determined by the county commission.

Duties include:

  • Issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates
  • Record births, marriages and deaths in the county
  • Serve as Chief Voter Registration Official for the county; register qualified voters
  • Maintain custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes and  other election supplies
  • Conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service
  • Serve as the recorder of all documents
  • Keep records of County Commission transactions
  • Keep minutes of all County Commission meetings
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping of the county including budget, accounting and payroll
  • Assist the County Commission in preparation of the budget
  • Prepare the financial statement for the county
  • Set up appointments for the County Commission in their absence
  • Responsible for public notice of all Commission meetings
  • Serve as Secretary to the Civil Service Commissions
  • Issue hunting and fishing licenses
  • Provide notary services
  • Issue military service discharge records
  • Probate wills and assist in administration of estates
  • Information needed to Administer an Estate
  • Conduct absentee voting
  • Serve as election officer; prepare ballot and other election-related duties; receive filings for county elective offices

Forms and information available from the County Clerk’s office:

Shelly Bolyard
Barbie Evans
Wendy Nedrow