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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
Records Research Requests
  • The Circuit Court Record Room houses hard copy, microfilm, digital images of all land instruments.
  • Permanent land and court records are available from 1749 (the year of the County's inception) to the present. An automated index retrieval system is available for public use.

Title Searches - Recording Information

Clerk's Office personnel are available to assist patrons in utilizing all resources in the Record Room.

  • Recording information pertaining to land transactions, judgments, financing statements, etc. is not provided via telephone or e-mail.
  • Customers in need of this information must visit the office or send a written request for copies.

NOTE: The Clerk's Office personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice and are unable to perform title searches. Should you require a title search or legal advice, you are encouraged to contact an attorney or title insurance company, or both.

Obtaining Copies of Public Records


  • Copies of public records are available for $.50/page.
  • A certified copy is available for an additional $2.00.

NOTE: Copy fees must be collected in advance.


To confirm the length of a document, contact the Clerk’s Office at 804-748-1241 for assistance.

When mailing a written request for copies, you must include

  • payment by check or money order,
  • a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • all applicable details regarding the document(s) to be copied
    • e.g., grantor/grantee names, type of document, recordation date, book and page number, if available, etc.


Circuit Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Payment Types Accepted

For additional information, contact the Clerk’s Office at 804-748-1241 and ask to speak with a staff member in the Record Room.

Additional Resources 

Secure Remote Access to Land Records

  • Pursuant to Virginia law, the Circuit Court Clerk makes land records available via a Secure Remote Access (SRA) site.
  • Access to the SRA site is granted to subscribers with a valid user name and password.
  • Access is provided by subscription only and the subscription fee must be paid in advance.
  • For more information regarding the Secure Remote Access system and subscription requirements.