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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

Records Research, Copies of Public Records, and Obtaining Recording Information

Most records held by the Circuit Court Clerk are available to the public under section 17.1-208 of the Code of Virginia. These records include land records, will and estate records, case files, court dockets, UCC statements, assumed name information, marriage licenses, and many other categories of records.  These records are open to public inspection during regular office hours. Copies of public records are available for $.50/page. A certified copy is available for an additional $2.00. Please note that copy fees must be collected in advance. Written requests for copies are accepted, provided payment is enclosed. To confirm the length of a document, please contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office for assistance.

The Clerk’s Office cannot perform legal, historical, or genealogical research for members of the public, but staff is available to help citizens use the records of the office.  

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, section 2.2-3700 of the Code of Virginia

The General Assembly has exempted the public records discussed above, required by law to be maintained by the Clerk, from the Virginia FOIA statute (section 2.2-3703). Some records of the Clerk’s Office are subject to FOIA, such as administrative records, budget and financial records, employment records, and other routine documents. Copies of these records are available under the rules that apply to FOIA in Virginia.

FOIA Contacts: Edward Jewett or Cecelia Hargrove, Richmond Circuit Court, 400 N 9th St., Richmond, VA 23219


The Clerk’s Office does not routinely post records on the internet. Some historical or newsworthy records may be posted on occasion.  

Officer of the Court Remote Access to civil and criminal case files (OCRA) is available to Virginia attorneys and their staff pursuant to code section 17.1-292.  Please see the OCRA tab.

Secure Remote Access to land records (SRA) is available to subscribers pursuant to code section 17.1-294.  Please see the SRA tab.