Land Records

General Information

The Land Records Division of the Stafford County Circuit Court is located on the 1st floor of the Stafford County Judicial Center at 1300 Courthouse Road.  Phone: (540) 658-8752

The Land Records division accepts documents for property transactions in Stafford County.  All document types can be submitted over the counter and through the mail.   All documents presented in person or through the mail for recordation must be original, signed and notarized documents.  View document recordation requirements.

e-Filing


We accept e-filing for limited documents only at this time.  Documents accepted are:  Certificate of Satisfaction, Certificate of Partial Satisfaction, Assignments and Substitute Trustees.

The e-Filing companies we are contracted with at this time are:  Simplifile and CSC (Corporation Service Company).

Recording Over the Counter

Customers may submit over the counter land documents for recording from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily.   The recording line closes at 3:00 p.m.  Documents in line at or after 3:00 p.m. will continue to be prepped and processed until 4:00 p.m., but will not be recorded until the next business day. 

All documents must include the Stafford County Land Records cover sheet, which can be found online at www.courts.state.va.us.  Follow tabs Circuit-Forms-Deed Book-Virginia Land Records cover sheet (form CC-1570) or http://vlrcs.courts.state.va.us/?circuitName=stafford county circuit court&lrcsReq=y.

Mailing Address:

Regular Mail:  Circuit Court Land Records  PO Box 69 Stafford, VA  22555

Overnight Mail:  Circuit Court Land Records  1300 Courthouse Road  Stafford, VA  22554

Recordings by cash or check only.  The Clerk's Office does not accept online payment or payment over the phone.

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your recorded documents.

Land Records Research

Land Records are public documents.  Individuals who need information must perform their own research.  Clerks are available to assist you with a particular document.  For assistance with extensive land records research, we recommend hiring a local title company or an attorney familiar with land records.

All of the land records documents have been converted from microfilm and books into digital images.  These images may be retrieved and researched at public computer terminals in the Clerk's office or by subscription at the Stafford County Clerk of Circuit Court Secure Remote Access site.

Secure Remote Access Site (SRA)

Internet access to Land Records documents is available through https://www.staffordcocc.org 
Application must be completed, signed and notarized with a payment of 6 months:  $300.00 or 12 months:  $600.00

Please make check payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Documents from 1699 to present day are available for retrieval or research.
 
Copy fees are .50 a page and $2.00 for each certification

The Land Records division of the Circuit Court does not record nor maintain information regarding the assessed value of real estate. 

County real estate information is available on the internet at https://www.staffordcountyva.gov/869/Comm-of-the-Revenue.  

Any questions regarding real property taxes, assessments, or property owners, should be directed to the Commissioner of the Revenue at (540) 658-4124.