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City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Clerk of Circuit Court
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Local Procedures 


Birth Records 

  • Birth Certificates are not kept by the Clerk of Court. You may contact the vital statistics section of the Alexandria Health Department at (703) 838-4400 x200, or contact the Office of Vital Records, P.O. Box 1000, Richmond, Virginia 23218-1000 at (804) 662-6200.


  • Individuals and partnerships record trade name/partnership certificates with Clerk of Circuit Court. Business License Office is reached at 703-746-3903.
  • Printed index of trade names from 1950, computerized index from 1984, corporation records prior to 1988, available in Clerk's Office.
  • For information about corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, contact the State Corporation Commission (804) 371-9967
  • Download Assumed Name Certificate.
  • Download Certificate of Dissolution of Trade Name.
  • Filing fee is $10.00 cash or money order, there will be a charge of $2.50 if you would like a certified copy.

Concealed Handgun Permits 


  • View Application Requirements for Alexandria City.
  • Completed application along with a $50.00 fee shall be submitted to the Clerk's Office for the Alexandria Circuit Court, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, either in person or by mail. Contact Clerk  (703) 746-4044 (option 2,1) for more information.
  • For more information pertaining to the laws regarding concealed handgun permits such as reciprocity or non-resident applications, please visit Virgina State Police.
  • Download Concealed Handgun Permit Application. 


Criminal Felony Cases and Misdemeanor Appeals 

  • Criminal case hearings and motions are heard by the court every Thursday, which is Commonwealth Day.
  • Traffic and misdemeanor appeals are heard the 3rd Tuesday each month.
  • Delinquent collections of costs and fines are done through the Virginia Department of Taxation (804) 367-0016.
  • For information on a Circuit Court Criminal case call 703-746-4044 (option 2,2)


  • No forms available from the clerk's office, however an uncontested divorce information packet is available in the Alexandria Law Library (703) 746-4077
  • Coversheet used when filing a new divorce case. 
  • Information on Parent Education Providers in Virginia 
  • The filing fee for a divorce case is $86.00. If you are requesting to have a maiden name restored, there is an additional fee of $21.00. If you are requesting to have a Virginia Sheriff's Department serve the Defendant, there is an additional fee of $12.00. If you have any questions call (703) 746-4044 (option 2,1)
  • Lawyer Referral (703) 548-1105.
  • Legal Aid (703) 684-5566.
  • Printed indexes from 1870 until 1984
  • Computerized indexes from 1984

Land Records 

  • Printed indexes from 1800's until October 1993, records in printed books and on microfilm, available to public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
  • Records after October, 1993, maintained in automated Supreme Court of Virginia Records Indexing System available in Clerk's Office.
  • Recordings done 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
  • Copies $0.50 per page; $2.00 for certification of a document.
  • Call (703) 746-4044 (option 2,3) for the latest deed recording information and costs.
  • If you are recording a deed and need to calculate the fees, you can go to Virginia Courts Deed Calculation.

Marriage Information 

  • Marriage Licenses are issued Monday thru Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., in the Circuit Court Clerk's office at 520 King St., Room 307. Both parties must appear together to obtain a license and must present an UNEXPIRED, government issued picture identification (i.e. drivers license, passport).
  • Fee for the marriage license is $30.00, cash only
  • No blood tests, no waiting period, no residency requirements.
  • There is no one in the clerk's office to perform wedding ceremonies, you must have a marriage ceremony in Virginia within 60 days of the issuance of the license. List of individuals who can perform a civil marriage ceremony.
  • Religious Officiants must be authorized by the Court to perform marriage ceremonies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria Circuit Court Requirements, pursuant to VA Code 20-23.
  • Indexes and records available from 1870, computerized after 1983, open to public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
  • Copies of marriage certificates for proof of marriage are available from the clerk's office after the original license is returned by the marriage celebrant. Provide the names of both parties at the time of the marriage, date of marriage and $2.50 cash or money-order for each certified copy; stamped, self-addressed envelope if mailing.

Civil Action, Money Damages and Collections of Bad Debts 

  • Amounts under $25,000.00 usually are filed in General District Court, the small claims court, which has fill-in-the-blank forms. Phone (703) 746-4021.
  • No forms available for the circuit court.
  • Civil Fee Schedule (effictive July 1, 2014) Service fees will be additional.
  • Lawyer Referral (703) 548-1105
  • Legal Aid (703) 684-5566.
  • Printed indexes from 1870 until 1984.
  • Computerized indexes from 1984
  • Coversheet used when filing a new law case.
  • Case status information can be obtained Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling the clerk’s office (703) 746-4044 (option 2,1)

Service Fees, Per Defendant 

Name Change 

  • Filed in the City or County where you are resident. Proof of residency will be required at time of filing (i.e. current driver's license, lease, or utility bill).
  • Sample forms available from the Alexandria Law Library at the courthouse.
  • File with the clerk the original notarized petiton and proposed order. 
  • Filing fee is $41.00 cash or money order.

Notary Public Qualifications 

  • Complete the Notary Public Application which can be obtained from the Clerk's Office or down-loaded from the Secretary of the Commonwealth site. Instructions are on the form.
  • There is no notary public in the Clerk's office. Many banks and law offices have a notary available for the public. Some notary listings are in the phone book yellow pages.
  • Notarized documents that are to be sent to other states or countries may require a certification of the notary public. If the notary public took his/her oath in Alexandria, the Clerk's office can provide that certification for a fee of $2.00.

Will and Fiduciary Records 

  • Probates done by appointment, for information and to schedule call (703) 746-4044 (option 2,3).
  • Printed indexes from 1800's until 1984
  • Computerized indexes from 1984
  • Death Certificates are not available from the clerk's office. You may contact the vital statistics section of the Alexandria Health Department at (703) 838-4400 x200 or contact the Office of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia (804) 662-6200.
  • Commissioner of Accounts (703) 746-4031


520 King St., Suite 307
Alexandria, VA 22314

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.