Land Records

IMPORTANT: Indexes (searchable by name) are available online. Land Records staff can be reached at 804-748-1285 from 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office records documents associated with land transactions in Chesterfield County, such as

  • deeds
  • deeds of trust (mortgages)
  • other official instruments/documents
  1. General Requirements
  2. Plat Recordation
  3. Cover Sheet
  4. Tax ID Requirements

General Requirements

  • documents must be authorized by law to be recorded in the Deed Book
  • required to meet applicable statutory provisions
  • documents must be originals that have been signed and properly notarized
  • a Land Records Cover Sheet
  • a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to ensure the safe and timely return of the original document
  • for deeds, the amount of consideration must be stated on the first page of the document (i.e., not only on the Land Records Cover Sheet).

Recording Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NOTE: Documents presented after normal recording hours will be recorded the next business day.

Return of Recorded Documents


Filing parties who include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) can receive documents returned by mail.


Documents that are not accompanied by a SASE will be maintained in the Record Room for pickup.

Recording Fees

  • Fees and taxes vary according to the type of document being recorded.
  • Deed Calculation Tool, provided by the Supreme Court of Virginia, assists users with determining recording costs. To determine applicable fees
    • select the Chesterfield Circuit Court
    • enter the requested information for the document(s) to be recorded


Payment Types Accepted

For further inquiries relating to recording fees or requirements, please call 804-748-1285 to speak with a staff member in the Deed Recording Division.