P.O. Box 67
Phone 804-785-5984 or 804-769-5010
Office Hours 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Thomas B. Hoover,
Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Deborah F. Longest
remote access to land
records are available by subscription.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a constitutional officer who is elected to an eight-year term by the citizens of King and Queen County.
As the administrative officer for the Court, the Clerk assists the Circuit Court Judge in the execution of his judicial duties by preparing, recording and maintaining court orders, subpoenas and pleadings. The Clerk also manages the Courts docket and juries.
On the non-judicial side, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the probate judge in admitting or denying wills to probate and in qualifying executors/administrators of estates. The Clerk is also the county register of deeds and, as such, is responsible for recording all deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney and real estate liens and releases. Other transactions and recordings processed by the Clerks Office include judgments, financing statements, partnerships, fictitious names, marriage licenses, concealed handgun permits and a variety of appointments, including ministers and notaries.
Availability of Records
Secure remote access to land records are available by subscription. Contact Clerk's Office for details.
All King and Queen County records prior to 1864 were destroyed by fire. However, the Clerks Office has available for public inspection and copying suit papers, deed books, marriage licenses and wills for the period 1864 to the present. There are also a few birth and death records available from the mid to late 1800s only, as well as census records transcribed by Sue Wright for the years 1850 and 1860. Visitors are always welcome to stop by in person to conduct their research during normal business hours. Click here for a link to the King and Queen County Historical Society for more information on how to obtain these records.