Deeds & Plats

The Clerk of the Circuit Court's land records division records real estate documents such as:

  • Assignments
  • Certificates of satisfaction
  • Deeds
  • Deeds of trust
  • Plats

The clerk's office also dockets judgments and files UCC statements, which are liens on real estate.

Looking up Land Records

If you wish to access Hanover County land records or record a document, you may do so in person at the clerk's office weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The recording office and records room are located on the second floor of the Circuit Courthouse at:

  • 7530 County Complex Road
    Hanover, VA 23069

For a monthly fee, we also offer a secure remote access online subscription service available 24 hours a day on the Secure Remote Access Land Records website. A subscription may make sense if you frequently look up land records.

Recording Land Records

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:

  • Certificate and Affidavit of Satisfaction
  • Certificate of Partial Satisfaction
  • Certificate of Release of Mechanics Lien
  • Certificate of Release of Memorandum of Lis Pendens Attachment
  • Memorandum for Mechanic's Lien Claimed by General Contractor Under Virginia Code 43-5

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.

Recording Documents

For a document to be recorded, it must:

e-Recording Documents

The clerk’s office currently accepts a variety of documents submitted electronically by CSC, e-Recording Partners LLC and Simplifile. The documents that we accept, and those we cannot accept, are described in e-Recording Documents and Indexing Specifications