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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

Email Uscircuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov
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.

NOTE: The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.

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

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

NOTE: Recording hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather or holiday closings. Filing parties are encouraged to call the Clerk's Office in advance to ascertain any deviation from normal recording hours.

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

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Parking - Parking is permitted in any area except those that are gated, marked "reserved," or designated for jurors. There is no fee for parking.

Circuit Court Clerk
Notary Commissions

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.