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John Marshall Courts Building
400 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Days of Operation:        Monday - Friday

Hours:                              8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recording Hours:           8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marriage Licenses:         8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.



General Info (804) 646-6505
Marriage License (804) 646-6767
Jury Duty Line (804) 646-0802
Jury Question Line (804) 646-6501
Criminal Section  (804) 646-6553
Fax: (804) 646-6562
Civil Section: (804) 646-6536
Fax: (804) 646-7274
Probate (804) 646-6540
Record Room (804) 646-6530

Notary Public Applications

  • Click Here to access the Applications that are available through the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
  • If desired, the Circuit Court Clerk's Office can assist with Part 3 of the application.  The applicant must appear in person in the Clerk's Office if this service is requested.
  • Completed applications should be mailed to the Secretary of the Commonwealth with a check or money order in the amount of $45 payable to the Treasurer of Virginia. 
  • In order to pick up the notary commission at the Richmond Circuit Court Clerk's Office, applicants must indicate this preference on the application.


Claiming a Notary Public Commission

When the notary commission has been issued, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will send a notice to the applicant. Applicants must subsequently appear in person in the Clerk's Office to receive their commission. No appointment is necessary; however, it is suggested that you contact the Clerk's Office to confirm your commission is ready for pickup. Once you appear in the Clerk's Office, an oath will be issued and a $10 Clerk's fee will be collected. Payment may be made by cash, credit card, check or money order (payable to Edward F. Jewett, Clerk). Debit cards are not accepted for the payment of such fees.

Commissions expire if not claimed within 60 days of the commission date. Applicants who do not claim their commission within 60 days must re-apply.


Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Order an appointment is required to administer the oath for the Notary Commission at the City of Richmond Circuit court. Please call 804-646-6506 to make an appointment.