Virginia Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Virginia marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Richmond
Most Populous City: Virginia Beach
Total Area: 42,774 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 8001024
Website: http://www.virginia.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Virginia marriage records are available from January 1853 on through the Clerk of Court in county or city where license was issued. See http://www.courts.state.va.us/directories/circ.pdf for a list of Virginia circuit courts. The Archives Division of the Library of Virginia has copies of marriage records prior to 1936. In addition, the Library of Virginia contains an online database that is a compilation of various card index files to marriages (formerly available to researchers in the Library's reading room) that were created over the years by different individuals. Virginia divorce records are available from January 1918 through the Clerk of Court in the county or city where the divorce was granted. They become public record fifty years after the event. See http://www.courts.state.va.us/directories/circ.pdf for a list of Virginia circuit courts. See http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Vital_Records for more information about Virginia vital records.

For more information on Virginia vital records, visit Virginia Birth & Death Vital Records

Virginia Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: 804-662-6200
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:45PM, 8AM-12 Sat
Note: An application for certification may be downloaded from website. Marriage and divorce records are available at the Circuit Court in which the event took place.
Record Access Requirements: Recent vital records are available to immediate family members only. Marriage records are public information 50 years after the date of the event.
Search Note: Include your area code and daytime phone number, your return address, and be sure to sign your request.

Records Available: Divorce Records
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: 804-662-6200
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:45PM, 8AM-12 Sat
Note: An application for certification may be downloaded from website. Marriage and divorce records are available at the Circuit Court in which the event took place.
Record Access Requirements: Recent vital records are available to immediate family members only. Divorce records are public information 50 years after the date of the event.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Executive Secretary
Administrative Office of Courts
100 N 9th St, 3rd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-6455
Fax: 804-786-4542
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM

Records Available: Criminal Records
Virginia State Police
CCRE
PO Box 85076
Richmond, VA 23261-5076
Phone: 804-674-6750
Fax: 804-674-8529
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Direct questions to background_checks@vsp.virginia.gov.
Record Access Requirements: Section 19.2-389 Code of Virginia outlines that non-criminal entities can receive conviction only records of felonies and class 1 & 2 misdemeanors. Certain agencies may receive complete records. The website gives complete details.
Search Note: The general public and employers not covered by statute must have a signed release from person of record, including notarized signatures for both subject and requester. These requesters must use form "SP-167" which is downloadable from website.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Virginia Department of Corrections
Records Unit
PO Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963
Phone: 804-674-3131
Fax: 804-674-3598
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Requesters can email requests to docmail@vadoc.virginia.gov.
Record Access Requirements: Computer records go back to 1986
Search Note: Location, conviction and sentencing information, and release dates are provided.


Virginia County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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