Records Research

The Gloucester County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office of Virginia has a long history of providing its citizens with full access to public records maintained by the Court. The public records room of the Clerk of Circuit Court has held the history of certain records since 1859. Records maintained by the Clerk’s Office include:

  • Civil Actions
  • Criminal Cases
  • Fictitious Name Certificates (Prior to 2020)
  • Land Records
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Name Change Cases
  • Wills and Probate

Old census records were also kept at the Clerk’s Office and date back to 1880. Current census records are held by the County Administrator’s office.

Office Hours / Fees

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is responsible for recording documents in the aforesaid categories and maintaining them in accordance with applicable law. The public records room is open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. Copies of records are available for $0.50 per copy. A deputy clerk may certify copies for $2 per document.

Library of Virginia

Certain records are maintained by the Library of Virginia. For specific information regarding records available at the Library of Virginia, you may contact them at 804-692-3500. Please note that the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is prohibited by law from performing certain searches, but the deputy clerk will assist our citizens whenever possible.