Virginia Public Records
Virginia public records have the distinction of being among the oldest in the country. The Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics at the Virginia Department of Health has birth and death records from 1853-1896 and 1912-present, marriage records from 1853-present and divorce records from 1918-present. However, the records are subject to privacy restrictions: 100 years for births and 50 years for marriages, divorces, and deaths. The Archives Division at the Library of Virginia has copies of the records for 1853-1896 births/deaths and 1853-1935 marriages. Virginia public records date back to county courts in 1619, with 21st-century court records available online.
Lookup Public Records In Virginia Counties
Virginia's Fairfax County Courthouse handles all records relating to the county courts: the Circuit Court, the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Birth and death records in Fairfax County are handled and distributed by Virginia's Office of Vital Records and are available to immediate family members only. Individuals may request a copy of a birth or death certificate through the Office of Vital Records either by mail, online or in person. Individuals may also find death records through the county's Joseph Willard Health Center.
Virginia's Prince William County Clerk of Circuit Court is responsible for maintaining and making available all records relating to land and records relating to the courts. Land records consist of deeds, UCC filings, land plats, judgments, fiduciaries, Clerk's orders and highway plats. Court records consist of circuit court cases. Individuals may access all records relating to the county by purchasing a subscription or by paying per record.