Assumed and Fictitious Names (Business Names)
Before applying for a business license through the County of Henrico Finance Department, business owners must register the business name with the Clerk of the Virginia State Corporation Commission if the business will be operating under an assumed or fictitious name.
A civil celebrant is a person authorized by the Circuit Court to perform and officiate a legal marriage ceremony.
Copy Requests of Public Records
You may obtain copies from the Henrico Circuit Court Clerk’s Office of any public record such as deeds, plats, wills, judgments, court orders and marriage licenses.
Court Assessment & Treatment Services
Serving Court-Involved and High Risk Youth The Court Assessment & Treatment Team provide mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment services to youth involved with Henrico Court Services. This team works closely with our Juvenile Court liaison, who serves as a contact person for all youth and adults who have been court-ordered to Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services.
Criminal Cases in Circuit Court
The Criminal Division is responsible for the indexing, processing and maintaining of all Felony, Certified and Appealed Misdemeanor and Appealed Traffic cases. In all of these cases, the Commonwealth of Virginia is the Complainant. The person charged with the offense is the Defendant.
File a Civil Case in General District Court
Civil cases are brought to enforce, redress, or protect the private rights of an individual, organization or government entity.
File a Civil Case in the Circuit Court
In civil cases where monetary claims range from $4,500 to $25,000, the Circuit Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the General District Court. Monetary disputes involving more than $25,000 fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.
Probate & Estate Administration
The Code of Virginia grants the Clerk of the Circuit Court the authority to Probate a Will, to appoint and qualify an Executor or Administrator for a Decedent’s Estate, to appoint and qualify a Testamentary Trustee, to qualify a Conservator and/or a Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult.
There are three types of stalking/serious bodily injury protective orders: Emergency, Preliminary, and Permanent Protective Orders. An Emergency Protective Order (up to 72 hours) can be issued by a magistrate or a police officer. (If a warrant is issued for assault and battery against a family or household member and the magistrate finds there is probable danger of further acts of family abuse by the defendant, the magistrate is directed to issue an emergency protective order.)
Recording of Land Records
The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office records deeds, deeds of trust (mortgages), and other official instruments/documents associated with land transactions.
Virginia Judicial System Court Self Help / Recursos en Espanol
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