Yvonne G. Smith, Clerk

Clerk’s Duties

Yvonne G. Smith, ClerkThe Clerk’s Office assists the Circuit Court Judges in the execution of their judicial duties by preparing, recording, and maintaining court orders, subpoenas, and pleadings. The Clerk’s Office also manages the Court’s docket and juries. Case-related information and court documents are provided to state, local, and federal agencies as well as to the general public, attorneys, litigants, and the media.

New!
Effective January 1, 2014, the Henrico Circuit Court Clerk’s Office began to maintain its criminal and civil cases in digital format, rather than paper.  All cases will continue to be filed in paper format and will then be digitized. Click here for additional information and instructions to subscribe.

 

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

 

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

More marriage license information here.

 

Secure Remote Access to Land Records

Access is through ThomsonReuters .
Once on the GRM website, you will see a large LOGIN button at the top of the page.
From there, you will see a drop down list where they will select either CSA or
LTO to be taken to the appropriate page.
More information on accessing land records is here.

 

Have you been called for Jury Duty?
Do you have questions about serving on a jury?
You may find the Virginia’s Answer Book for Jury Service (PDF) helpful.

How to reach us

Clerk’s Office Hours Of Operation
Civil and Criminal Filing – M – F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Land Records Recording – M – F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Marriage License Issued – M – F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

General Information 804-501-4202
Adoptions 804-501-4767
Civil Matters 804-501-4201 or 501-4546
Criminal Matters 804-501-5448
Divorces 804-501-5327 or 501-5460
Land Records 804-501-4249
Probate/Wills 804-501-4316 or 804-501-4763
Marriage License Information 804-501-5055
Payment Criminal Fines/Costs 804-501-7668
Yvonne G. Smith, Clerk 804-501-5334
Paige Cranor, Chief Deputy 804-501-4765
Linda Hicks, Bookkeeper 804-501-4766

 

Grand Jury

The Grand Jury convenes once every two months to determine whether indictments should be certified as true bills and therefore tried in the Circuit Court. Docket call, where pending cases are set for trial, is also held every two months. Case delay reduction, the process of expeditiously bringing cases to trial or disposition, has been an on-going focus of the Court and Clerk’s Office. Strict docket control efforts have created a more streamlined docket which allows for earlier trial dates and greater access to the courts by the public.

 

Have you been called for Jury Duty?

Do you have questions about serving on a jury? You may find Virginia’s Answer Book for Jury Service (PDF) helpful.

If you still have questions, you can contact the Jury Officer.

 

The Courts

The Criminal Division of the Circuit Court handles all felony cases as well as misdemeanor appeals from the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. The Law Division handles writs, garnishments, and money and contract disputes. Circuit Court has exclusive original jurisdiction for all law cases exceeding $10,000. The Chancery Division handles equity suits (or those claims seeking judgment for something other than money) including divorce proceedings, property disputes, adoption proceedings, name changes, and appeals from Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (mainly regarding support, custody and visitation issues).
The Circuit Court Judges’ Office has its own set of web pages.

 

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.

 

Court Links

Deed Calculations

Circuit Court Civil Filing Fee Calculations

Forms Available on Supreme CourtWebsite

 

Other Courts:

Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk

City of Richmond Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Courts