Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Records in the Clerk's office are YOUR records and you have a right to access them. As your elected Clerk I, Jeff Small, am the Designated FOIA Officer and can be reached at Jeff Small or 540-372-1066. Please direct your FOIA requests and questions to me.

All records that we hold are public; however some are exempt from FOIA see Virginia Code 2.2-3703A(5). Any records held by the Clerk that are Free For View in the office but subject to a $.50 copy fee which includes; but are not limited to:

  • Land Records
  • Wills and Fiduciary
  • Oaths and other General miscellaneous Dockets filed with the Clerk
  • Fiduciary Records/Judgments/Financing Statements
  • Criminal Civil Case Files

In addition, any record that is Sealed or Confidential per statute or Court Order is exempt.

Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council