Circuit Court Public Services

Services for the Public and Courthouse Officials

The Code of Virginia lists more than 800 responsibilities of the Circuit Court Clerk. The Clerk’s Office supports our court system by providing services to both the public and to courthouse officials. The Circuit Court Clerk offers various public services, including business name registrations, concealed handgun permits, copy requests, FOIA requests, funds held by the court, marriage licenses, military discharges, notary commissions, and wills and estates.

Assumed/Fictitious Name Filings

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, assumed/fictitious name filings (other than releases) are handled at the state level through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC).

Business Names Previously Registered

View previous registered business names on the Chesterfield Circuit Court Clerk Secure Remote Access site.

Recording an Assumed or Fictitious Name Release

When submitting a Certificate of Release of Assumed or Fictitious Name on File in a Circuit Court (PDF) through the mail, also enclose 1. payment by check or money order and 2. self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the recordation receipt and any copies requested.

Form must be signed by the appropriate party(ies) in the presence of a Notary Public or a Deputy Clerk. Parties appearing in the Clerk’s Office to have their signature acknowledged must present a driver’s license or government-issued photo I.D.

Mail to:

Circuit Court Clerk
ATTN: Record Room
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Deliver in person:

Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Record Room, Ground Floor
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832


  • Release recordation - $10. View payment types accepted.
  • Copy fees - $.50 per page plus $2.00 per document for certification (if requested)

For additional information, please call the Clerk's Office at 804-717-6517 to speak with a staff member in the Record Room.