Municipal Court

As of June 1, 2020, Elkins Municipal Court is operating under modified procedures to reduce infection risk from COVID-19. Please click here to learn more.

The Elkins Municipal Court hears cases of misdemeanor city ordinance and code violations and parking and traffic violations.

Warning: Failure to Appear May Result in Arrest

Failure to appear at your scheduled hearing may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest (and the imposition of additional fines and court costs). If you wish to request a continuance (delay) or otherwise reschedule your hearing, you (or your attorney) must do so in writing, directed to the court clerk (contact information below) not less than 10 days before the first date scheduled for your hearing.

Court is in session on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 pm. Also, for individuals wishing to contest traffic and/or parking citations, the judge is available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Please contact the municipal court clerk to make an appointment (contact information at bottom of this page).

Pay a Fine
The Elkins Municipal Court accepts many different payment methods and offer many ways for you to make your payments. We accept credit and debit cards, cash, money orders, cashiers’ checks and personal checks (accompanied by a valid legal id). You may pay either in person, by mail or online.

Pay In Person
Bring your payment to the municipal court clerk in city hall at the far left walk-up window on the first floor. The court clerk’s hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. If the court clerk is out of the office, a drop off box is provided. Please include the following information with your payment:

  • Your first, middle and last name
  • Citation or case number
  • Date of birth

Pay By Mail
When paying by mail, do not send cash. Personal checks (including driver’s license number or ssn), money orders and cashier’s checks are accepted. Send a copy of your ticket(s) (or note the case/citation number) with plea and payment to: Elkins Municipal Court, 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins WV 26241.

Pay Online – NEW!!

Pleas and payments for non-jailable offenses, such as parking citations, can now be entered online. For more information, follow this link.

Court Actions

Below are forms commonly used in Elkins Municipal Court. If you have questions about which forms you may need or how to complete them, please contact the Municipal Court Clerk or your legal counsel. These forms may be hand carried, delivered by mail or scanned and emailed to the Elkins Municipal Court Clerk, Michelle Metheny.


Municipal Court Clerk
Michelle L. Metheny
Phone: (304) 635-7142
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins WV 26241

Municipal Judge
Robert Jones
Phone: (304) 635-7142
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins WV 26241

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