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

Stafford County Overview

In 2006, and again in 2009, Stafford County in Virginia was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 11th highest-income county in the United States. The county, named for Staffordshire, England was created in 1664. The county seat is Stafford and the largest community is Aquia Harbor. As of the 2010 census, the population was 128,961. The county covers a total area of 269 square miles of land, plus11 square miles of water. The Potomac River flows along part of the eastern border of the county, while the Rappahannock River runs along the extent of the county’s southern border. The independent city of Fredericksburg developed at the fall line of the river, supporting mills run by water power. To the northwest of there is the Piedmont area. Aquia Creek empties into the tidal segment of the Potomac River at Brent Point in Stafford County. Adjacent counties are: Fauquier to the northwest, Prince Williams to the north, Charles County, Maryland to the east, King George to the southeast, Caroline to the south, Fredericksburg to the southwest, Spotsylvania to the southwest, and Culpeper to the west. The most populous zip code in the county is 22554, and it is one of five zips used.

Stafford County Clerk Information

Kathy Sterne, Circuit Court Clerk
Judicial Center
1300 Courthouse Rd.
PO Box 69 (22555)
Stafford, VA 22554
(540) 658-8751

Circuit Court Clerk Duties:

  • Issue marriage licenses
  • Issue concealed handgun permits
  • Appoint ministers to perform marriages
  • All criminal cases – felonies & misdemeanor appeals
  • Civil Law – cases $25,000 & over – concurrent jurisdiction with General District Court over claims $4,500-$25,000
  • Name changes, divorces, adoptions, church trustees
  • Probate all wills and appoint and qualify guardians for adults or children as ordered by the court.
  • May hear civil cases where the issue is more than $500 but less than $10,000

    Stafford County Records

    Scott Mayausky, Commissioner of Revenue
    1300 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
    PO Box 98 (22555)
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540) 658-4132

    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:

    Laura M. Rudy, Treasurer
    1300 Courthouse Road, Room 227
    PO Box 68 (22555)
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540) 658-8700

    Past due tax information:

    Pay property taxes:

    Motor vehicle information:

    Online forms and fee schedules:

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    Stafford, VA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009142,423
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200918,344
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009433
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009761
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009278
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009503
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,548
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,498
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,860
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,337
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009828
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200919,716
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009453
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009498
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200914,333
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009202
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009833
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,183
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009285
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009624
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,146
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,127
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009284
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092,553
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,398
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009282
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009205
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,008
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009539
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200940,776
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