Charged with more than 800 statutory responsibilities, the Circuit Court Clerk is an elected official responsible for the administration of the Chesterfield Circuit Court. As Chief Executive Officer over court administrative matters, the Clerk provides staff support to the Circuit Court Judges in the execution of their judicial duties by recording/memorializing court proceedings and administering court case records. The Clerk also manages the Court's docket and juries, and provides case-related information to public safety agencies as well as a variety of state and local entities. The Clerk's responsibilities extend well beyond judicial-related business to non-judicial and fiscal activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, serving as Probate Judge, Register of Deeds, Marriage Registrant/Licensing Agent, and Fiscal Officer over a myriad of state and local collections.
Responsible for assessing the tangible personal property tax, business tangible personal property tax, machinery and tools tax, business license tax, short-term rental tax, transient occupancy tax, public service corporation tax, and bank franchise tax. Also processes state income tax returns and administers the real estate tax relief for the elderly/disabled program.
Directs 23 assistant commonwealth's attorneys who provide Chesterfield County with more than 195 years of legal experience, including 144 years in criminal prosecution. These seasoned career prosecutors represent Chesterfield County residents, the Chesterfield County Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies.
Committed to promote pride and respect for the judicial system through the service of civil process, a safe environment to conduct court proceedings, and the safe and secure detention of those persons entrusted to the Sheriff's custody.
Responsible for billing and collecting local taxes; serving as the chief investment officer for Chesterfield County, administrator of banking services, registrar on bonded indebtedness, and statutory supervisor of Unclaimed Property. Our mission it ensuring fiscal integrity and providing world class customer service through excellence in treasury management.