Welcome to Northumberland County Circuit Court

About Us

Our Mission:

It is the duty and mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Northumberland County to provide a wide range of services to the public, judicial system, County Government and other agencies.

We provide these services with pride, honesty, professionalism and efficiency while providing a spirit of friendliness and cooperation.

Our role in serving Northumberland County:

As a public service forum for our community, it is our goal to provide an independent, accessible, and responsive environment for the just resolution of disputes, both criminal and civil, in order to preserve the rule of law, and to provide the highest quality of customer service to the citizens of Northumberland County.

Meet the Staff

  • Deborah Bingham, Master Clerk


  • Shawanna Harcum, Chief Master Deputy Clerk


  • Kathi Basye, Deputy Clerk, FOIA Contact


  • Jenny Headley, Master Deputy Clerk


  • Annette Bartlett, Deputy Clerk


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Northumberland County Circuit Court

220 Judicial Pl., Heathsville, VA 22473-3352

Phone #(804) 580-3700 Fax# (804)580-2261


Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:45pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Land Records

 Our land records trace back to the 1600's in our record room, and are now accessible through the secure remote access online.  The online records go back to 1979 and are available to the public for $50.00 per month. Please see the Download Section for the Agreement and Application. 

Marriage License

Records can be found as earlier as 1600's in our record room.

You can request a copy of these licenses by calling, mailing or e-mailing in the name of the parties and date of marriage.  Cost is $0.50 per page or $3.00 for a certified copy.

To apply for a Marriage License in Northumberland County, both parties must be present at the time of application and must have valid photo ID.  The cost is $30.00 and the license is valid for only 60 days. License are ONLY valid in the State of Virginia.



Applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit

You will need the following:

  1. Completed Virginia State Police Application (SP-248 (10/2017))
  2. Valid form of Photo ID
  3. Current concealed handgun permit, Safety course certificate or Military DD214
  4. Self addressed, stamped envelope
  5. Cost is $50.00 for new and renewal permit 


Wills and Probate

Wills are filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court by appointment.  When coming to file, please remember to bring the following items:

  • Driver's License
  • Original Death Certificate
  • Original Will
  • List of Heirs form with addresses
  • List of assets in decedent's name alone
  • Payment for probate or qualification


Due to the complexity of divorces, there are no specific legal forms provided by the Virginia Supreme Court.  To seek legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney or try one of the following:

  • Rappahannock Legal Aid- 804-443-9393
  • Legal Aid Services of Northern Virginia- 540-374-5023
  • Virginia State Bar- 804-775-0500


Please go to www.courts.state.va.us to get forms such as:

  • Real Estate Affidavit (REA)
  • Assumed Name
  • Name Change for Adults or Minors
  • Certificate of Satifaction
  • List of Heirs
  • Civil Cover Sheets

Affiliated Agencies/ Departments

Sheriff's Department-(804) 580-5221

Virginia State Police (Area 2)- (804) 333-3700

Commonwealth Attorney- (804) 580-4471

General District Court- (804) 580-4323

Juvenile & Domestic Court- (804) 580-6635

Tax Assessment Office- (804) 580-7612

Commissioner of Revenue- (804) 580-4600

Criminal Court Dates for 2019

February 12

February 19

February 26

March 5

March 12 (MA Day)

March 19

April 2

April 9

April 23 (Term Day)

April 30

May 2

May 7

May 28

June 4

June 11 (MA Day)

June 18

June 25

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23 (Term Day)

July 30

August 6

August 13

August 20