When do I receive my Deed after my mortgage is paid off?

Unlike vehicle titles that are held pending payoff, Deeds are not held in that manner. If you purchased a home in Chesterfield, the original Deed should have been recorded in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Deed Book.  After recordation, the Deed is most often returned to a law firm or the homeowner.  If you have not already done so, it is recommended that you check your closing papers from the purchase transaction to determine if you already have the original Deed. If you do not locate the original, you can obtain a copy (or certified copy) from the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for your records.

By law, copies are $.50 per page and certification is $2.00 per document.

Copies can be requested as follows:

In Person

  • The Clerk’s Office is open to the public from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
  • The Record Room is located on the ground floor of the main Courts Building.

By Phone

  • Call 804-748-1241 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) and ask to speak to a staff member in the Record Room for assistance.
  • Phone requests are payable by Visa or MasterCard (for an additional $2.00 processing fee plus postage).

By Mail

  • Provide specific information (e.g., name, document type, date, etc.) with your request.
  • Mail your written request with appropriate copy fees (cash, check or money order payable to Chesterfield Circuit Court) to:

Circuit Court Clerk

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

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1. Are land records available online?
2. Can Clerk's Office staff assist with a title search?
3. How do I determine if there is a lien recorded against property?
4. How can I get a copy of my property plat or survey?
5. How can I add my spouse or child to my deed?
6. How do I remove someone from a deed?
7. Can the Clerk's Office provide a list of pending foreclosures?
8. How can I get a copy of the blueprints to my house?
9. When do I receive my Deed after my mortgage is paid off?
10. How can I monitor my home title to identify possible fraud?