Land Records


The Clerk's Office maintains permanent land and court records dating from 1749, the year of the county's inception, to present. The Record Room is located on the ground floor of the main Courts Building. Additionally, there are online indexes that are available 24/7:

Property Notification Service

If you are concerned about property fraud, view the Property Notification Service.

Recording Hours

Recording hours are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Documents presented after normal recording hours will be recorded the next business day.

Fees and Payment Options

View the Circuit Court Fee Schedule.
For the payment of any fees, view payment options.

Land Records staff can be reached at 804-748-1285 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Records Research

Obtaining Copies of Public Records

To obtain a copy of public records, the follow fees apply:

  • Copies of public records are available for $.50/page.
  • A certified copy is available for an additional $2.
  •  Copy fees must be collected in advance.

How to Make a Request

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

By Phone
Call 804-748-1241 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) and ask to speak to a staff member in the appropriate division for assistance. Phone requests are payable by credit card (for an additional $2 processing fee plus postage).

In Person
The Clerk’s Office is open to the public from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). The Record Room is located on the ground floor of the main Courts Building.

By Mail
After calling to obtain a copy fee quote, provide specific information (e.g., name, document type, date, etc.) with your request. Mail your written request with appropriate copy fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

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

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

Title Searches - Recording Information

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

Recording information relating to land transactions is not provided via telephone or email. Customers in need of this information should review the online index and/or contact the Clerk's Office to obtain copies.

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.

Additional Resources