Military Discharges

Access to Military Discharges Recorded

Code of Virginia § 17.1-265 - provides strict guidelines by which access to military discharges may be granted. A written request and photo ID are required.


For Chesterfield residents, the original or a properly authenticated copy of the following may be recorded free of charge

  • Discharge certificate
  • Report of separation from active duty (Department of Defense Document DD-214)

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