West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 50. MAGISTRATE COURTS.
ARTICLE 6. ENFORCEMENT OF CIVIL JUDGMENTS.
(a) The provisions of articles three, four, five, five-a, five-b and six, chapter thirty-eight of this code, except as the same are in conflict with the provisions of this chapter or are clearly applicable only to courts of record, shall apply to the enforcement of judgments rendered in magistrate court and process therefor shall issue from magistrate court. Process issued in violation of such provisions shall be void. The form of such process shall be in accord with the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals. No such process shall issue until after twenty days after the judgment is rendered or, if a motion to set aside such judgment is then pending, until after twenty days after the determination of such motion.
(b) A magistrate court clerk, deputy clerk or magistrate assistant before whom a suggestion of salary and wages is instituted pursuant to the provisions of articles five-a and five-b, chapter thirty-eight of this code shall forward all post judgment process directly to the sheriff of any county in the same manner and with the same authority as has been given to circuit clerks, pursuant to section five, article three, chapter fifty-six.
A certified transcript of judgment rendered by a magistrate court may be filed in the office of the circuit court upon payment of a fee of $1. The circuit clerk shall keep such records and indices as may be required by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals. Such judgments may also be docketed in the judgment lien book kept in the office of the clerk of the county commission in the same manner and with the same effect as circuit court judgments.
Except as the same may be in conflict with the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of article seven, chapter thirty-eight of this code, regarding attachment shall apply to actions in magistrate court.