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

Southampton County Overview

Southampton County in Virginia was created in 1749, and it is on the southern border of the state. The population was 18,570 as of the 2010 census. Southampton County is bounded by the Blackwater River on the east and the Meherrin River on the west. The Nottoway River flows through the center of the county. All three rivers are tributaries of the Chowan River, which flows south into Albemarle Sound, North Carolina. The Blackwater River separates Southampton County from Isle of Wight County, and the Meherrin River separates it from Greensville County. The county’s total area is 599 square miles of land, plus three-square miles of water. Adjacent counties are: Sussex to the northwest, City of Suffolk to the southeast, City of Franklin to the east, Isle of Wight to the northeast, and Surry to the north. In addition, two North Carolina neighbors to the south and southwest, Hertford and Northampton respectively. The most populous of 12 zip codes assigned for us is 23837.

Southampton County Clerk Information

Honorable Richard L. Francis, Clerk
P. O. Box 190
22350 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837
(757) 653-2200
rfrancis@vacourts.gov

As Chief Operating Officer of the Court, the Clerk ensures that members of the judiciary are provided administrative support during courtroom proceedings. In criminal cases, the Clerk makes certain that all proceedings are recorded and memorialized, administers all criminal case records, and coordinates case scheduling and other case-related activities with prosecutors and law enforcement. The Clerk’s Office also lends overall judicial support by managing juries, maintaining and disposing of evidence, issuing arrest and other legal documents to be served, investing/distributing monies on the part of litigants or third-party beneficiaries, collecting criminal fines and costs, and serving as repository for the Court’s records. Inquiries concerning the Court, its procedures and policies, and the Court’s records should be directed to the Clerk’s Office, which essentially serves as the Court’s clearinghouse for information. In conjunction with this responsibility and in accordance with statutory provisions, the Clerk’s Office routinely provides statistical data, case-related information and court documents to state, local, and federal agencies as well as to the public, attorneys, litigants, and the media. On the non-judicial side, the Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the probate judge in admitting or denying wills to probate and in qualifying executors, administrators, guardians, an/or conservators. The Clerk also serves as the County’s Register of Deeds and, as such, is responsible for recording all deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney, and real estate liens and releases. Other transactions and recordings processed by the Clerk’s Office include judgments, financing statements, fictitious names for businesses, marriage licenses, concealed handgun permits, and a variety of appointments including ministers, notaries, local Commission and Board members, and law enforcement officers. Yet another role of the Clerk is that of county archivist. The Clerk is required by statute to permanently preserve and archive the official records of the Court, in addition to probate (estate), real estate, and a vast array of other county records. The Clerk’s Office maintains records dating back to 1749, the year of the County’s inception. Given the volume and types of records it maintains, records management is an immense and critical responsibility of the Clerk’s Office. Furthermore, because of the nature of its records, the office is a hub for information for use by commercial entities. Efficient operation of the Clerk’s Office is critical to a vibrant business climate in Southampton County. Fiscal responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office include the maintenance and investment of trust and condemnation funds as well as the collection of court fines and costs, real estate transfer fees, recordation taxes, and a myriad of other fees authorized by statute. The Clerk’s Office generates revenue for the state and county annually. Such monies are used to fund citizen services of all types, while fines and costs collected in criminal cases produce significant revenue for funding the prosecution and incarceration of criminal defendants.

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Southampton County Records

Amy B. Carr, Commissioner of Revenue
Commissioner of the Revenue Office
26022 Administration Center Drive
P. O. Box 760
Courtland, VA 23837
757-653-3030

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:

David K. Britt, Treasurer
26022 Administration Center Drive
P. O. Box 760
Courtland, VA 23837
757-653-3025
dbritt@southamptoncounty.org

Past due tax information:

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information:

Online forms and fee schedules: Not available

Southampton, VA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200916,875
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009816
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009502
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009192
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,990

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