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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
Wills and Estate Administration

Wills and Estate Administration

  • To record a will and to qualify an Executor or Administrator of a decedent's estate, you must appear in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the County in which the decedent resided at the time of death.
    • Probate/Estate matters are handled by appointment.
  • The personal representative (Executor or Administrator) of an estate is charged by law with numerous responsibilities. 
    • It is the legal obligation of the personal representative to fully understand and discharge his/her required duties.
  • Further details may be obtained from the Chesterfield Circuit Court Clerk and Chesterfield County's Commissioner of Accounts.
    • An attorney or an accountant can provide assistance as well.

Scheduling a Probate Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment, it is helpful to provide information to the Clerk's Office for review.

  • If a will exists, provide a copy of the will and death certificate to the Probate Division by fax (804-717-6797) or email and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible after review.

NOTE: Include a cover sheet that contains contact information.  DO NOT write on the will itself.

  • If  you are unable to fax or email, please call the Probate Division at (804) 748-1241.

NOTE: If a will exists - please have it in hand when calling so that certain legal requirements can be confirmed.

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