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To make changes to ownership of property, a new deed will need to be prepared and recorded in the Clerk’s Office where the property is located. Pursuant to § 17.1-223(B), a deed conveying residential property containing not more than four residential dwelling units will state on the first page of the document that it was prepared by the owner of the real property or by an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth where such statement by an attorney shall include the name and Virginia State Bar number of the attorney who prepared the deed. We recommend seeing an attorney familiar with Virginia law to prepare the deed so that it is prepared properly. All deeds have to meet all standards within the Code of Virginia and the Library of Virginia Recordation Standards.
Our office does not require the Land Records Cover Sheet; if one is provided, it will count as a page of the document for determining the Clerk's fee.
The Rockingham County Clerk's Office records all documents for the County of Rockingham and the City of Harrisonburg.
Our office does not report any information to the credit bureaus. If a judgment is on your credit report and you feel that it is incorrect, you would need to contact the credit bureau(s) to remove it. If a judgment is not marked paid on a credit report and it has been released in our office, you can request a copy of the release from our office for you to send to the credit bureau(s) to update their records.