Chesterfield County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services for the county. It's also provides access to a variety of records, including accident reports, offense reports and criminal history record checks. Residents can request for copies of records in person at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

Members of the public can also contact the Records section by email or mail. Access to certain records may be restricted in compliance with the law. For instance, accident reports are only issued to driver, attorney or investigator, parents of a minor involved in the accent, persons listed with property damage or persons injured as a result of the accident.

Written requests can be sent to the:

Chesterfield County Police Department
ATTN: Police Records
P.O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832

The Sheriff's office provides a hotline (804-748-1476) that residents can call to access inmate information such as court date, current charges, sentence information, inmate number and bond amount. In addition, the Virginia Department of Corrections provides an online tool that the public can use to locate incarcerated offenders across the state. To use this service, requesters will need to provide a seven-digit offender number or the full name of the subject. The Virginia DOC also maintains an online list of all the correctional inmate facilities within the state.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Virginia State Police provides online access to sex offender information via its sex offender registry search. Searches can be conducted by name, using the zip code, address, county or city.

In addition, residents can search for registered offenders currently enrolled at an institution of higher education. It also maintains a toll-free telephone for public requests.

Court Records

Chesterfield County is home to a circuit court, general district court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court. The general district courts have exclusive jurisdiction over most civil claims less than $4.500 while circuit courts handle civil cases with claims of more than $4,500. Circuit courts also have broad jurisdiction over all types of criminal and civil cases, including divorces, adoptions, felonies and misdemeanors.

Interested parties can search for circuit court records online using the Virginia Courts circuit case management system. Residents can also obtain district court records by contacting the circuit court clerk. Requests can be submitted in person at the Chesterfield County Courts Building, 9500 Courthouse Rd between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Residents can also obtain records via mail by submitting a written request to the

Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Access to general district court case records is provided via the court's online Case Information System. Requesters can search for records by name, case number, hearing date or service/process. Requesters can also search for court records directly at the courthouse located at the

Chesterfield County Courts Building
9500 Courthouse Rd,
P.O. Box 144
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Obtaining Juvenile Records

Access to juvenile court records is restricted to the general public. Records for cases heard at the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are managed by the clerk's office located at 7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard, Building Number 7, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

Vital Records

Chesterfield County offers vital records at the county and state level. Access to vital records might be restricted to only registrants and immediate family members, such as siblings, children, parents and grandparents. Requesters may be required to provide a valid government-issued I.D.

How to Find Divorce Records

Members of the public can obtain divorce records by contacting the circuit where the divorce was granted. Virginia's court system provides online information on the different courts in the state. In addition, the Virginia Department of Health Vital Records office maintains records of divorces from 1918 till present. To obtain a record by mail, eligible parties must send a completed application or letter in addition to a government-issued photo I.D and applicable fees to the:

Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000

How to Obtain Birth/Death Records

The Virginia Department of Health manages birth and death records from 1912 till present as well as birth and death records from 1853 till 1896. Eligible persons can obtain records in person directly at the office, located at 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230 (General Information Number: 804-662-6200). Requesters can also obtain records via mail by submitting a request along with the appropriate fee to:

VDH, Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000

How to Obtain Marriage Records

Marriage records can also be obtained by contacting the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230.