Circuit Court Clerk

SPECIAL NOTICE:  

Beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office will initiate temperature screening of visitors at the main entrances of both courthouses as a condition of entry.  

Screeners will be masked and gloved.  If anyone is turned away for having a temperature at or above 100 degrees WHO IS ALSO A PARTICIPANT IN A HEARING, the Sheriff’s Office will immediately advise the presiding judge.  Such persons MAY still participate in a scheduled hearing by telephone from outside the courthouse AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE.


Courts’ Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

See information regarding the Declaration of Judicial Emergency ordered by the Supreme Court of Virginia

Current Information Regarding Court Operations & Public Services

Take Note

E-Recording

Firms not already approved for electronic Deed Book submissions are strongly encouraged to make arrangements to do so now. Registration is a quick process and occurs through one or both of the following vendors:

Simplifile

Phone: 800-460-5657
Email: information@simplifile.com or sales@simplifile.com

CSC

Phone: 866-652-0111
Email: erecording@cscglobal.com

Secure Remote Access to Land Records

Information about subscribing to the Clerk’s secure remote access (SRA) system is available on the SRA site itself.  Applications may be submitted to the Clerk via email. Do not submit credit card information via email. Simply include your preferred contact information with your application.

Public Advisory - Telephone Scam Alert

Audio-Visual Upgrades in Chesterfield Courts – Input Requested

With the assistance of many departments and agencies, Chesterfield Courts are making progress on a project to upgrade audio-visual technology in all 17 courtrooms.

Official Public Notice - 2019 Proposed Constitutional Amendments (DOC)

About the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

The Circuit Court Clerk is charged with more than 800 statutory responsibilities that fall into one of the following three areas:

  1. Judicial
  2. Non-judicial
  3. Fiscal

Judicial

Act as Custodian of Court’s records

  • Manages filings, pleadings and other case records lodged with the Court and Clerk’s Office.
  • Ensures members of the judiciary are provided case-related information needed to conduct court proceedings.
  • Criminal cases
    • provides assistance to
      • law enforcement
      • corrections officials
      • prosecutors
      • defense counsel
      • defendants
      • general public
    • issue arrest documents/legal process to be served on
      • defendants
      • witnesses
  • Lends overall judicial support by
    • maintaining and disposing of civil and criminal evidence
    • receipting criminal fines and court costs
    • collecting and disbursing restitution on behalf of crime victims
    • investing and distributing monies on behalf of civil litigants or third-party beneficiaries
    • Providing statistical data, case-related information and court documents to
      • state, local and federal agencies
      • citizens
      • attorneys
      • litigants
      • media

Inquiries concerning existing policies, procedures and records access should be directed to the Clerk's Office, which serves as the clearinghouse for court rulings and general case information.