Office of the City Clerk
Welcome to the web page for the Office of the City Clerk of Elkins, West Virginia.
West Virginia Code, the Elkins City Charter, and Elkins City Code assign a variety of duties to the Elkins city clerk.
The clerk’s primary duties are to provide procedural and research support for the legislative process, maintain official records of council proceedings, serve as the liaison between council and the public, administer city elections, and administer the civil service hiring process for the police and fire departments. The clerk also supervises the Office of External Affairs.
Other duties include: serving as mayor in the mayor’s absence or inability to serve; responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; providing project management support for city planning operations; issuing zoning forms for alcoholic beverage license applications; providing administrative and other support to the city’s boards and commissions; administering oaths of office; and accepting legal service of documents in court proceedings involving the city.
The following links provide more information about certain specific functions of the clerk’s office.
- City Council Meetings, Minutes and Agendas
- Civil Service Hiring
- Elkins City Code
- Open Government (including Freedom of Information Act requests)
- Alcoholic Beverage Licensing
- Planning and the Zoning Update
For deeds, wills, liens, and birth/death/marriage records, please consult the Randolph County Clerk.
Elkins City Clerk
Jessica R. Sutton
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241