The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to provide summary tips and resources for consumers and businesses alike on many of West Virginia’s consumer protection laws. The goal of these materials is to help explain areas of our state law in an understandable manner.
Consumers who believe they have been the victim of unlawful practices in the purchase of goods and services are encouraged to fill out the appropriate form listed below and return it to the West Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
If additional information is needed, please contact our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-368-8808.
Click here for more information on Consumer Education and Complaints
The Office of Attorney General is pleased to make available the Opinions issued during Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's tenure. Opinions can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Archived Opinions issued by previous Attorneys General can be found in the State Register. We are working to provide access to those Opinions on this web site as well and hope to have that information available in the near future.
The Office of the Attorney General is pleased to make available the Annual Report to the Governor, Senate President and House of Delegates Speaker regarding pending causes of action in which the State is a party pursuant to West Virginia Code §5-3-4.
Reports can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
State laws on public records and open governmental proceedings are in place to provide the public with transparency about the inner workings of government and the actions of those who represent them as public officials and employees, and ensure that the proceedings of all public agencies are conducted in an open and public manner.
Constituents seeking additional information about the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings or "Sunshine" Act, are encouraged to download the informational handbooks listed below.
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The Office of Attorney General is pleased to provide a summary of information on state firearm laws to help assist West Virginians. Constituents can find relevant information about West Virginia gun laws, including important information about concealed handgun licenses and reciprocity agreements, by clicking on the links below.
It is important to remember that gun laws vary from state to state. West Virginia gun owners must also be mindful of relevant federal and municipal laws and regulations. If you have any questions about the materials provided, or about state gun laws in particular, please contact the Office of Attorney General at 304-558-2021 and we will be happy to assist you.
Click here for more information on Concealed Handgun Permits.
On November 3, 2015, the State of West Virginia, along with the States of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Arizona Corporation Commission, the State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, and Attorney General Bill Schuette on behalf of the People of Michigan, filed a Petition for Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., challenging EPA’s Section 111(b) Rule—also called the “NSPS”—which regulates new coal-fired power plants.
Click here for more information on our EPA litigation