The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The general public is not allowed to bring cell phones, personal communication devices or electronic devices into the Judicial Center court building.

Tina Sinnen
​THE HONORABLE TINA E. SINNEN, CLERK

The Clerk’s office will be open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm.

​The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a Constitutional Official and is elected by the voters of the locality and every Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Virginia is a court of record. The Clerk of court is charged with the custody, safekeeping and proper indexing of legal and quasi-legal papers deposited in her office. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for filing of all civil suits; docketing and filing of criminal actions; filing divorce suits; and filing adoption petitions. Additional services provided by the Clerk's office include recording land records and plats; probating wills; issuing hunting and fishing licenses; processing notary public applications; issuing marriage licenses; recording military discharge forms (DD-214’s) and assumed business names. It is the duty of the Clerk to assign a deputy clerk to each courtroom to assist the nine Circuit Court Judges in carrying out each day's activities.

We are closed on State Holidays.​​

 Circuit Court Filing Fee Schedule

​The following will provide you with information concerning filing and service fees for the Circuit Court Civil Division as well as other miscellaneous fees including the Clerk's fee Schedule for Deeds.​



 ​HUNTING & FISHING LICENSE

Hunting and fishing licenses may be obtained from the Clerk of Circuit Court or from private sporting goods stores or bait and tackle shops. A license is not required for fishing on private property with permission of property owner. Please contact the License Division for specific exemptions on saltwater fishing licensing.

 Real Estate Records (Deeds)

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The Clerk of the Circuit Court records, indexes and permanently stores all real estate records for the City of Virginia Beach.

 Assumed Name Certificate

​​​​​​The Circuit Court Clerks Office records assumed business names.

  • ​$10.00 to record with the Circuit Court
  • ​$2.50 for each certified copy

Click on the Assumed Name Certificate located to the right to view and print

Assumed Name Certificate

​​​***CONFESSIONS OF JUDGMENT***

Due to the complexity and length of time to process these cases, as of January 1, 2015, confessions of judgment will be taken by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 757-385-4186.

**NOTICE**​

If you are doing research for Virginia Beach Circuit Court Civil or Criminal records,
you will need to utilize the State's website ONLY. "www.courts.state.va.us".
We have changed our case information system.
Thank you for your cooperation ​​

SPECIAL NOTICES​​​

We will have a drop box on both the deed side of the office and on the court side for filings, and we will stamp in everything received by 4pm on the same business day. In the event of an emergency, here are names and direct numbers of the Clerk, the Chief Deputy Clerk, and the Supervisors of all departments.​​