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Like many others during this time, my goal will continue to be to protect the health and well-being of the courthouse staff, while complying with the Virginia Supreme Court order which declared a Judicial Emergency in the Commonwealth. Earlier today, the Circuit Court of Rockingham County entered an order (linked below) which specifically addresses and authorizes my office to take steps to continue “mission critical” services per the Pandemic Continuity of Operation Plan in place, while maintaining the security of all involved. We will go above those levels when possible. For instance, land records will be recorded though they are an “essential” service and not “critical” by nature.
Effectively immediately through April 6, 2020, the Circuit Court Clerk’s office will restrict all public access to the Clerk’s Office. A reduced staff will continue to be in the office 8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Friday to process criminal and civil case filings and land records only.
Inboxes will be available in the lobby for drop-offs of filings and recordings. E-filing of civil documents and e-recordings of land records will also be accepted and encouraged. Attorney/Title Company mailboxes have been moved to the lobby for access during the open hours. A pick-up tray will be provided for return of land records recordings in the lobby, if a return envelope is not provided with the recording.
Information about e-recording land records and which companies we are partnered with can be found online here.
Information about e-filing civil files can be found online here.
Secure Remote Access to land records can be found here. Public Login can be used for free access to our indexes.
For questions during this time, please use the following contact us. As always, my mobile number is available for any and all questions.
Chaz W. Haywood
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg
Direct: 540-564-3111 Mobile: 540-421-0052 Fax: 540-564-3127 ClerkChaz@rockinghamcountyva.gov