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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

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This email account is intended for general inquiries only. For specific case-related inquiries, please call the Clerk’s Office during public service hours to speak with a staff member in the appropriate division.

The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

Public Service Hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Recording Hours
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Circuit Court Clerk
Circuit Court Clerk - Notary Public Applications

Applying to become a Notary Public

Visit Secretary of the Commonwealth to access the Notary Application Wizard.

Claiming a Notary Public Commission

  • When the notary commission has been issued, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will send a notice to the applicant.
  • No appointment is necessary; however, it is suggested that you contact the Clerk's Office to confirm your commission is ready for pickup.
  • When appearing to claim your commission, you should be prepared to present
    • confirmation received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth
    • government-issued photo I.D.
    • $10 Clerk’s fee.  Payment Types Accepted 

NOTE: Commissions expire if not claimed within 60 days of the commission date. Applicants who do not claim their commission within 60 days must re-apply.