The Hardy County Clerk’s Office.
Gregory L. Ely, County Clerk
The Clerks Office is where documents are filed; Deed Books, Deed of Trust Books, Wills and associated estate documents, Plat’s, Liens, Release’s, County Commission Minutes, and several other documents. The Clerks Office is also responsible for the preparing & tracking of the County Budget, Probating Estates, Payroll, paying bills and also conducting Elections and Voter Registration. There is a link below for some information on qualifying to do an Estate, they are in pdf.
You will find links to the Auditor, Secretary of State & WV Code below and also another interesting site, our online records link. Your browser may have security settings that will not let you open it . Read the instructions under the Disclaimer. Click the view image as pdf box. CLICK THE HELP BUTTON and read the info. Also play around with the "adv" button, it lets you filter your search.
Some documents are not available for viewing, particularly because of soc sec numbers, if you do find a ss# please let us know so we can redact it, we try and do this as soon as possible after the documents come in.(note: this link replaces online county records.com)
YOU CAN NOW VIEW DEED BOOKS BACK TO BOOK "A" & DEED OF TRUSTS BACK TO BOOK 37 (NOTE: we do NOT re-scan documents after the inital recording scan)
The Assessor and County Clerk have scanned some Land Books, 2001 thru 2009 (see link below) and are awaiting word on a grant to scan some more. ( which has been approved, so more will be added)
Links / Forms:
Sales Listing Form (We need 4 copies with recording )
Absentee Form (print and mail back, we must receive it by November 02nd)
Military/Overseas Absentee Form (print and mail back, we must receive it by Nov. 02nd )
Fillable Appraisement Form NEW (uploaded 5/26/15)
** State Vitals Search Births, Deaths & Marriages
SEARCH TIPS for Online Records
in the Name field, just enter the LAST name, (some of the older data that was converted did not differentiate husbands and wives separately)
When you get your results, you can click on date or grantor or grantee to sort; just give it a minute to do it
Remember, less is more results, if it is spelled wrong on the document it is indexed as received; ie… Ellifitz – Ellifritz & Eli - Ely. Use EL to pull eli and Ely among others, ellif will pull ellifitz and ellifritz.