Records Research Requests

IMPORTANT: Indexes (searchable by name) are available online. Record Room staff can be reached at 804-717-6517 from 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • Permanent land and court records are available from 1749 (the year of the County’s inception) to the present. 

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 email. Customers in need of this information should review the online index and/or contact the Clerk's Office to obtain copies.

NOTE: 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.

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.

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 Visa or MasterCard (for an additional $2.00 processing fee plus postage). 

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 the below address.

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.  


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.

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