Clerk of the Circuit Court

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Marilyn L. Wilson
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Land transactions recorded:
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.



The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases. In this latter capacity, the Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court order and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes. The Code of Virginia lists over 800 separate responsibilities for the Clerk, many of which are highly complex and challenging.

Information

Vital Records
Applications to request birth or death certificates are available at the Clerk’s Office. For more information on how to obtain a vital record from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, and their fees, please visit the "Virginia Department of Health" website (link below).

Virginia's Judicial System
Please see the Supreme Court of Virginia’s website (link below) for information on the Virginia judicial system and information on jury service.

Probate/Qualifications
Please call the Clerk’s Office to set up an appointment to probate a will and/or qualify as a personal representative of an estate and to obtain information that will be needed by the Clerk. The original will must be brought to the Clerk’s Office. Any person probating a will or seeking qualification on an estate must have an estimate of the value of all assets owned by the decedent. Please bring a copy of the death certificate.

Passport Applications

Applications for passports are available at the Clerk's Office. You can also download an application by clicking on the link labeled "Bureau of Consular Affairs" below.

Fees for passports:-Passport Book

  • Age 16 or older: $110.00 payable to U. S. Department of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Under age 16: $80.00 payable to U. S. Department of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court


Passport Card

  • Age 16 or older: $30.00 payable to U.S. Dapartment of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Under age 16: $15.00 payable to U.S. Department of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court


Passport Book and Passport Card

  • Age 16 or older; $140.00 payable to U.S. Department of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Under age 16: $95.00 payable to U.S. Department of State/$25.00 payable to Clerk of Circuit Court


You must submit a certified birth certificate or previous passport, drivers license and two passport photographs. Please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for more information concerning passport requirements.

Notary Applications
Applications for an appointment of Notary Public are available in the Clerk's Office. You can also download an application by clicking the link labeled "Virginia Commonwealth Notary" below.

Military DD 214
The DD 214 is filed in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office of the city or county where you reside.

Please bring the original or an authenticated copy. There is no fee to file a DD 214.

Marriage License
Marriage licenses are obtained and recorded at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Marriage ceremonies are not performed by the Clerk's Office. License fees and other guidelines are provided below:

  • License Fee: $30.00
  • Certified copy of marriage license: $2.50
  • License expires sixty (60) days from date of issuance
  • Both parties must be present
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • If under the age of 18 years, a parent must be present and birth certificates presented.
  • Full names of parent is needed.
  • Please come in one-half hour prior to closing to allow sufficient time to complete the application.

Virginia State Code Marriage Requirements can be found by clicking the "Virginia State Marriage Requirements" link below.

Genealogy
Amelia County's records go back to 1735. We have the following records: wills, deeds, marriages and court order books. Very few birth and death records are available.

Deed Calculations
Information pertaining to Virginia Courts Deed Calculations can be found by clicking the "Virginia Courts Deed Calculation" link below.

Concealed Weapon Permit Application
The fee for a concealed weapon permit is $15.00 payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court. You can obtain an application from the Clerk's Office or download an application from the link labeled "Virginia State Police" below.

Links
People
Department Information
Department Contact

Physical Address:
Amelia County Circuit Court
16441 Court Street
Amelia, VA 23002

Mailing Address:
Amelia County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 237
Amelia, VA 23002

Phone: (804) 561-2128
Fax: (804) 561-6364