The Circuit Court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases (felonies). The Circuit Court also handles civil matters, including divorce. In addition, the Circuit Court hears cases appealed from the General District Court and from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. All King & Queen County Circuit Court cases are heard in the Historic Courthouse.

Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a constitutional officer who is elected to an eight-year term by the citizens of King and Queen County. As the administrative officer for the Court, the Clerk assists the Circuit Court Judge in the execution of his judicial duties by preparing, recording and maintaining court orders, subpoenas and pleadings. The Clerk also manages the Court’s docket and juries.

On the non-judicial side, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the probate judge in admitting or denying wills to probate and in qualifying executors/administrators of estates. The Clerk is also the county register of deeds and, as such, is responsible for recording all deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney and real estate liens and releases. Other transactions and recordings processed by the Clerk’s Office include judgments, financing statements, marriage licenses, concealed handgun permits and a variety of appointments, including ministers and notaries.

Clerk of the Circuit CourtHattie Robinson email:
Deputy Clerk, Patricia Reed email:
Deputy Clerk, Victoria N. Davis email:

Address and Contact Information

234 Allens Circle
P.O. Box 67
King and Queen C.H., VA 23085
Phone: (804) 785-5984
Fax: (804) 785-5698

New Hours Effective

July 1, 2024 8:30am-4:30pm

Office Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Court Recordings, Filings and Payments

Recordings are accepted through SimplifileCSC and ePN if you prefer to record electronically.

For Marriage License, Concealed Handgun Permits or Probating Wills/Qualifications, please call for instructions.

Case Filings can be done via mail or online through the Virginia Judiciary E-Filing System (VJEFS).

Payments on fines and costs can be mailed, dropped in our dropbox, paid by phone, or paid online at the Virginia Court System website.

Commissioner of Accounts

Heather L. Baber
Commissioner of Accounts
P. O. Box 41
Aylett, VA  23009
(804) 413-2478

John Paul Causey, Jr.
Assistant Commissioner of Accounts
P. O. Box 1701
818 Main Street
West Point, VA  23181
(804) 843-2700

Frequently Requested Forms and Applications

Marriage Licenses

Click here to download a marriage license application.

Hope Cards

Hope Cards are free and available to anyone with a valid protective order that lasts 12 months or longer, was issued by a participating Virginia Court, and is valid 12 months or longer from date of application. Hope Cards are not issued for temporary protective orders. Cards are also available for any individuals covered by the order.

Click here to download a Hope Card application.

Concealed Handgun Permits

Visit the links below to access concealed handgun permit applications:

Fees are as follows:

  • Concealed Handgun Permit: New or Renewal – $50.00
  • Concealed Handgun Permit: Address Change – $10.00
  • Concealed Handgun Permit: Replacement (Lost, Name Change, Destroyed) – $5.00

Land and Court Records

Secure, remote access to land records and King & Queen County Circuit Court records via OCRA
are both available by subscription. Visit the links below for applications:

All King and Queen County records prior to 1864 were destroyed by fire. However, the Clerk’s Office has available for public inspection and copying suit papers, deed books, marriage licenses and wills for the period 1864 to the present. There are also a few birth and death records available from the mid to late 1800’s only, as well as census records transcribed by Sue Wright for the years 1850 and 1860. Visitors are always welcome to stop by in person to conduct their research during normal business hours. Visit the King and Queen County Historical Society for more information on how to obtain these records.

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