The Code of Virginia lists more than 800 responsibilities of the Clerk, Yvonne G. Smith, many of which are complex and challenging. The Clerk serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and fictitious names, judgments, and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases. In this latter capacity, the Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes.

Notice: Circuit Court will be CLOSED the following days


Veteran's Day -- November 11, 2105

Thanksgiving Holiday--

November 25, 2015 -- Close at Noon (Recordings will stop at 11:00 o'clock a.m.)

November 26, 2015 -- All Day

November 27, 2015 -- All Day

**December 18, 2015: Office will close at 2:00 o'clock p.m. (Recordings will stop at 2:00 o'clock p.m.)


Important security notice for all wishing to enter the Henrico County Courthouse (PDF).  

Additional Services

On the non-judicial side, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the probate judge in admitting or denying wills to probate, in qualifying executors/administrators of estates, and in appointing guardians over the estates of minors and incompetents. The Clerk is also the County Registrar 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 Clerk’s Office include judgments, financing statements, partnerships, fictitious names, marriage licenses, concealed weapon permits, and a variety of appointments including ministers, notaries, local Commission and Board members, and law enforcement officers.  

Looking for Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates? Va. Bureau of Vital Records

Death Certificates - Death Certificates can be obtained from the Henrico Health Department.
Marriage License - Information on how to obtain a marriage license in Virginia.


Secure Remote Access to Land Records Access is through Logan Systems.  


Other Courts:

Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk

City of Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Courts

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