Lookup Public Records in Charles City CountyVirginia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Charles City County Overview

Established in 1619 and named for King Charles I of England, Charles City County, in Virginia lies between the James River to the south, and the Chickahominy River to the east. It was one of the original five shires of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,256, and the county seat is Charles City. Both the 9th and 10th Presidents of the United States, William Henry Harrison and John Tyler were area natives. The total area of the county is 183 square miles of land, plus 21 square miles of water. Adjacent counties are: New Kent to the north, James City to the east, Surry to the southeast, Prince George to the south, Chesterfield to the southwest, and Henrico to the west. Charles City County features some of the larger and older James River plantations along State Route 5. Although they are privately owned, several of the houses and/or grounds are open daily to visitors with various admission fees applicable. Some James River plantations open to the public, listed from west to east, include Shirley Plantation, Edgewood Plantation and Harrison’s Mill, Berkeley Plantation, Westover Plantation, Belle Air Plantation, Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation, North Bend Plantation, and Sherwood Forest Plantation. Two zip codes are used in the area, the most populous is 23140.

Charles City County Clerk Information

Honorable Victoria E. Washington, Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 86
10780 Courthouse Road
Charles City, VA 23030-0086
(804) 652-2105

The Clerk of Circuit Court is a constitutionally elected officer who serves as the recorder deeds, plats, and estate, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and court cases. This office also creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes. The Circuit Court processes appointments of notaries and law enforcement officers.

Charles City County Records

Denise B. Smith, Commissioner of Revenue
10780 Courthouse Road
PO Box 7
Charles City, VA 23030

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Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

Mindy Bradby, Treasurer
10900 Courthouse Road
PO Box 38
Charles City, VA 23030

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