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Kanawha County Clerk Waives Fees for Flood Victims


Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick and some of her staff are trying to help flood victims and absorbing some of the expense they might face.

McCormick said in a news release that as a result of the June 23 flooding, people aren’t being charged for copies of deeds for affected properties. As of this week, 29 people have received copies of deeds at no expense.

Fees for copies of birth and marriage certificates are also being waived for flood victims. Those who purchased certificates already can receive reimbursement by visiting the county clerk’s office.

The service will be available for the next several weeks. Flood victims must provide identification and proof of residency to obtain the records.