4. West Virginia Small Claims (Magistrate Court): (For your information only - not a legal advice)
You can file your West Virginia small claims suit in the county where your contractor lives or where he did the service for you.
To start small claims lawsuit in West Virginia file a Civil complaint form with a clerk of a Magistrate court. The clerk will provide you with the complaint form or you can find it for download here or directly download it online.
At the time of filing you will have to pay a filing fee (may vary) and some additional fees.
You can find location of your court here.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $5,000;
- Attorney: allowed;
- Right to appeal: yes (within 20 days).
For more information about West Virginia Small Claims contact the clerk of your Magistrate court or download this information sheet.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".