Beckley Municipal Court is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning,
except for holidays and inclement weather schedules.
The Beckley Municipal Court is located in uptown Beckley on West Prince Street, just below the Raleigh County Court House, and is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm (except for legal holidays). We currently have two full time court clerks and the Municipal Court administrator is Captain L.D. Christian.
Our mission is to provide a forum for the fair and impartial adjudication of Beckley Municipal Code violations and West Virginia State Code violations; to resolve these cases rapidly and efficiently in an environment that is safe for all concerned. We will do this in a manner which promotes and upholds the integrity and independence of the judges, thereby maximizing the community's confidence in the court.
We will become increasingly customer service-oriented, technologically innovative, efficient and creative in all our operations and will strive constantly to maintain a supportive working environment by encouraging teamwork and employee growth.
What We Do
The BeckleyMunicipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court which deals exclusively with cases involving city ordinance violations. Offenses brought before our Municipal Court are those that occur within the limits of the City of Beckley. Examples of violations handled in Municipal Court are: traffic, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, vandalism, loitering, theft, shoplifting, building code and fire code.
Fines and Payments
You can mail your copy of the citation, with your plea information competed on the back. Payment can be mailed in the form of check, money order or cashier’s check. You may pay with a credit or debit card only in person with state issued identification. Please do not send credit card information by mail.
On all non-traffic related charges, you must first appear before the judge to enter a plea. You may deliver payment to the Court in the following ways.
- Bring your payment in person.
- Mail your payment to the address below.
Make your check or money order payable to the City of Beckley in the full amount due. Please include your telephone number with your payment so we may contact you in the event we require further information or there is a problem with your payment.WE CANNOT ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS UNLESS YOU ARE PLACED ON A PAYMENT PLAN BY A MUNCIPAL COURT JUDGE.
If you request a trial and require a witness subpoenaed, you may complete our Witness Subpoena Request Form, and mail it to the address listed below. Please make sure this is mailed to enable the form to be received by our Court at least two (2) weeks prior to your trial date.
Beckley Municipal Court
340 West Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Court Clerk Hours
7:00 am to4:00 pm
Monday – Friday (Closed on Holidays & Weekends)
*COURT IS NOT HELD WHEN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER*
Hearings for those days will be rescheduled
WV Points System and Licensing Information
For information regarding your West Virginia Drivers License or West Virginia Registered Vehicle, you may visit the West Virginia Department of Transportation Website .