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.

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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

Accomack County
Albemarle County
Alleghany County
Amelia County
Amherst County
Appomattox County
Arlington County
Augusta County
Bath County
Bedford County
Bland County
Botetourt County
Brunswick County
Buchanan County
Buckingham County
Campbell County
Caroline County
Carroll County
Charles City County
Charlotte County
Chesterfield County
Clarke County
Craig County
Culpeper County
Cumberland County
Dickenson County
Dinwiddie County
Essex County
Fairfax County
Fauquier County
Floyd County
Fluvanna County
Franklin County
Frederick County
Giles County
Gloucester County
Goochland County
Grayson County
Greene County
Greensville County
Halifax County Hanover County
Henrico County
Henry County
Highland County
Isle of Wight County
James City County
King and Queen County
King George County
King William County
Lancaster County
Lee County
Loudoun County
Louisa County
Lunenburg County
Madison County
Mathews County
Mecklenburg County
Middlesex County
Montgomery County
Nelson County
New Kent County
Northampton County
Northumberland County
Nottoway County
Orange County
Page County
Patrick County
Pittsylvania County
Powhatan County
Prince Edward County
Prince George County
Prince William County
Pulaski County
Rappahannock County
Richmond County
Roanoke County
Rockbridge County
Rockingham County
Russell County
Scott County
Shenandoah County Smyth County
Southampton County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Surry County
Sussex County
Tazewell County
Warren County
Washington County
Westmoreland County
Wise County
Wythe County
York County-Poquoson
Alexandria City
Bristol City
Buena Vista City
Charlottesville City
Chesapeake City
Colonial Heights City
Danville City
Falls Church City
Fredericksburg City
Hampton City
Hopewell City
Lynchburg City
Martinsville City
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Petersburg City
Portsmouth City
Radford City
Richmond City
Roanoke City
Salem City
Staunton City
Suffolk City
Virginia Beach City
Waynesboro City
Winchester City

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