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 The Clerk's office cannot help you with preparing or correcting your file.
 It is illegal. Va Code 19.2-392.2


The Clerk of Court maintains all land recording instruments including deeds and certificates of satisfaction for all property located in the City of Fredericksburg (zip code 22401).  

LAND RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

Court clerks are prohibited by state law from assisting in the preparation of documents, title research, or giving legal advice.  It is the responsibility of the submitting party to correctly prepare the documents and instruments.  If you have any legal questions please contact a licensed attorney.

  • COVERSHEET REQUIREMENT: Only a Virginia Coversheet will be accepted.  The Clerk may not assist/create a coversheet for you.     
  • FEE CALCULATION: Use the Supreme Court deed fee calculator . Do not call the Clerk's office to calculate fees.
  • GPIN REQUIREMENT: Find GPIN here: GPIN webpage.
  1. GPIN must be on the first page of each document.
  2. GPIN must be in the Parcel Identification Number [PIN] and Tax Map Number fields of the coversheet.
  3. Tax Map Numbers can not appear anywhere on the coversheet.
  4. The City of Fredericksburg does not use Tax Map Numbers.
  • RECORDING HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • RECORDING BY MAIL: A Self Addressed Stamped envelope must be included for the return of your document. 


LAND RECORDS RESEARCH AND COPIES

Research may be done by you Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm in the Records Room. Computers and paper indexes are provided. Clerks will demonstrate how to use the available resources.

  • Clerks are not researchers, title professionals, or lawyers. If you need assistance in interpretation of documents, legal procedure, or research you may wish to contact a title company or lawyer.

Research may be done remotely for a fee. If interested please print and submit:

*In accordance with 17.1-276(A) only the following agencies are exempt from SRA fees: The Office of the Attorney General, the Division of Debt Collection, the Department of Transportation, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Department of Historic Resources, and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall be exempt from paying any fee for remote access to land records.

The cost for Secure Remote Access is $50 per month. There is a $25 set up fee.

COPY INFORMATION

Payment of filing and copy fees may be made by cash, personal check, certified check, money order or, with a VISA/MASTERCARD, credit/debit card. Make checks and money orders payable to: Clerk. The service fee for charges $50.00 and under will be $2.00. The service fee for charges over $50.00 will be assessed at 4%.