Instant Access to Virginia State, County and Municipal Records
Virginia Public Records
The Virginia State Records mission is to grant every person the right to obtain, preview, detect and examine public records, consequently ensuring residents of the state of Virginiaare provided access in accordance with the VirginiaFreedom of Information Act, which states that any requester/citizen can and may access public records:www.lis.virginia.gov.
The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Virginia state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know.” The only case when the purpose of the request is required is when the courts decide to take this factor under consideration when balancing privacy rights against the public interest in disclosure.
Virginia State Records maintains the information concerning the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including information in the number of over 75 million public records.
The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Virginia public records have been gathered from as far back as the year 1810 andinclude information from 95 counties, thereby ensuring Virginia abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.