Chesterfield Court Clerk
Head administrator and record keeper of the county courts
Full office description
- The clerk of the court is responsible for all administrative and financial duties within the county court system, including filing cases, maintaining evidence, and registering legal documents like wills and deeds.
- The office is responsible for giving out marriage licenses, gun permits, admitting wills, and collecting fines and fees from court cases.
- They also handle recordings of court cases and any money that comes through the county court office.
- Most clerks of the court are elected in odd years in Virginia for either four or eight year terms. Elections are partisan.
How this impacts you
Judicial Efficiency — The Court Clerk decides how easy it is for you to access the court system, including whether court paperwork can be found and filed online.