Virginia Public Records

There are three ways of ordering vital records from the Virginia Department of Health state office, by mail, walk in service, or online through the VitalChek system. Each search/certificate costs $12 dollars. Birth and death records are available from 1853 to 1896 and 1912 to present. Marriage records from 1853 to present and divorce records from 1912 to present are also available.

Birth records older than 100 years of age and death, marriage and divorce records 50 years of age are considered public records.

Division of Vital Records and Division of Health Statistics 2001 Maywill Street P. O. Box 1000 Richmond, Virginia 23230

Vital Record Application (PDF)
Vital Record Application (DOC)

Adoption Records

Adult age adoptees (18) are able to recieve non-identifying information regarding their birth family. Indentifying information is available if the birth family has agreed to have their information shared. Adoptive parents who's adoption occured after 1994 are able to access non-identifying information on behalf of the adoptee.

Virginia Department of Social Services
Adoption Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 726-7526

Property Records

Parcel information and mapping data is maintained by local governments which include local county agencies for lower population areas. Larger metropolitian areas are governed by the city level government.

Fairfax County Property Search
Virginia Beach Web Mapping
Price William County Real Property
Chesterfield County Property Search
Henrico County Property Search
Loudoun County Real Property
City of Norfolk Parcel Information
Chesapeake Property Information
Arlington Real Estate Assessments
Richmond Parcel Mapper
City of Newport GIS Map Viewer

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Virginia

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Virginia

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Yorktown Library 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway, , Virginia 23692 757-890-3377
2 Washington County Public Library 205 Oak Hill Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210 276-676-6222
3 Washington County Public Library - Hayters Gap 7720 Hayters Gap Road, Abingdon, Virginia 24210 276-944-4442
4 Eastern Shore Public Library 23610 Front St., Accomac, Virginia 23301 757-787-3400
5 Alexandria Library - Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304 703-746-1702
6 Alexandria Library - Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304 703-746-1704
7 Alexandria Library - James M. Duncan Branch Library 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301 703-746-1705
8 Alexandria Library - Kate Waller Barrett Branch 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703-746-1703
9 Alexandria Library - Special Collections-Local History 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703-746-1706
10 John Marshall Library 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria, Virginia 22310 703-971-0010
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

276 - Martinsville, Virginia 434 - Lynchburg, Virginia 540 - Roanoke, Virginia 571 - Herndon, Virginia 703 - Alexandria, Virginia 757 - Virginia Beach, Virginia 804 - Richmond, Virginia