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Clerk of Circuit Court
Clerk of Circuit Court

  NOTICE: It will be our policy, if possible, to keep the Clerk's Office open to staff and admit the public selectively one by one, not in groups. We may ultimately have to bar the public completely, but hopefully we can keep the office open for the benefit of the public. It appears there will be no sessions of court held until after April 26, and our objective is to avoid groups of citizens.

Gary M. Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court


The Clerk of Circuit Court is a state constitutional officer as set forth in the Constitution of Virginia and is a primary recorder and depository for all county records. This is an elected position that serves an eight-year term. The Clerk's office is regulated by the State Code of Virginia and the Sussex County Code.

Clerk of Circuit Court in Sussex, VA

The Clerk of the Circuit Court handles the recordation of land transfers; financing statements and judgment liens; criminal matters of a felony nature and misdemeanor appeals; the probate of wills; and also the recordation of estate papers. Marriages and divorces are also filed in this office. Sussex County land records, wills and marriage records began in 1754. Due to the attention, determination and dedication of the current and previous clerks, most of the important county records have survived through the years.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court issues hunting and fishing licenses. Notaries and other public officials, elected or appointed, are qualified through this office.

For additional information regarding Sussex Circuit Court, 6th Judicial District, click here

Payment of Traffic Fines

The Sussex County General District Court is the traffic court, and can be reached at (434) 246-1029, (434) 246-1032, or (434) 246-1033.

Probate Matters

Appointments are recommended for probating wills and qualifying on estates.

Land Records

The Sussex County Clerk's Office provides Online Access to Land Records.  Click here for more information.

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