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

James City County Overview

With its county seat in Williamsburg, James City County in Virginia was established in 1619. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 67,009. Williamsburg is also the largest community in the county. At the turn of the 21st century, new archaeological work was underway at Jamestown and nearby Green Spring Plantation, with the premise of new historical discoveries. Each is especially attractive to archaeologists because of the lack of development after the mid-19th century. Another archeological site, Wolstenholme Towne at Carter’s Grove, was protected by covenants when it was sold in 2007 and may see future activity. The county has a total area of 142 square miles of land, plus 37 square miles of water, with total acreage at 115,012 acres. James City County straddles two major watersheds, the James River Watershed and the York River Watershed. (Both are sub watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Pennsylvania to Virginia). Within the James River and York watersheds are eleven sub watersheds: Diascund Creek, Ware Creek, Yarmouth Creek, Gordon Creek, Powhatan Creek, Mill Creek, College Creek, James River, York River, Skiffe’s Creek and Chickahominy River. Adjacent counties are: Charles City to the west, Surry to the south, Newport News to the southeast, Williamsburg to the east, York to the east, Gloucester to the northeast, King and Queen to the northeast, and New Kent to the northwest. The county is home to the Jamestown National Historic Site and to a portion of the Colonial National Historical Park, both of which are nationally protected. Five zip codes are used in the county, the most populous is 23185.

James City County Clerk Information

Mona A. Foley, Clerk
5201 Monticello Avenue
Suite 6
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-564-2242

James City County Records

Richard Bradshaw, Commissioner of the Revenue
101 Mounts Bay Road
Building B
PO Box 283 (23187)
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-6695

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

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

Jennifer D. Tomes, Treasurer
101 Mounts Bay Road
Building B
PO Box 8701 (23187)
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-6705

Past due tax information:

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James City, VA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200975,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009748
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009339
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009724
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200911,985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009798
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200910,615
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009507
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009580
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,696
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093,985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009718
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,811
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009121
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009737
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,007
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009199
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009134
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009328
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009167
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009606
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200915,496

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