Our office will be closed to the public (accepting appointments) until January 24
The Clerk of the Circuit Court's land records division records real estate documents such as:
The clerk's office also dockets judgments and files UCC statements, which are liens on real estate.
Our land records trace back to the 1600's in our record room. Many records are now accessible through the secure remote access online.
For a document to be recorded, it must:
View Virginia's Judicial System Deed Book as it includes forms for commonly used documents you might have reason to record with the clerk's office. These forms include:
Please note that the clerk's office cannot accept any forms in which grey boxes appear. To avoid the form printing with grey boxes, print the form using the "Print for Submission to Court" button, rather than the print feature on your Internet browser.
The following information must be on the first page:
PLATS & SURVEYS
If you wish to access Northumberland County land records or record a document, you may do so in person at the clerk's office weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The recording office and records room are located in the new Courts building at:
The online records go back to 1941 (Deed Book 87). For a monthly fee, we also offer a secure remote access online subscription service available 24 hours a day. A subscription may make sense if you frequently look up land records.
The clerk’s office does not accepts documents submitted electronically.