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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 16 - 5 - 34 §16-5-34. Uniform system of registration of marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage.
(a) To encourage an efficient and uniform system of registration of marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage may be established in this state, the State Registrar shall provide for the registration of each marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage which occurs in this state.

(b) The commissioner may, subject to legislative rule:

(1) Install a statewide system of registering, indexing, and preserving records of marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage;

(2) Give instructions, and prescribe and furnish forms, for collecting, transcribing, compiling and preserving records and statistics of marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage; and

(3) Make and publish a statistical report of marriage, divorce and annulment of marriage in this state.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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