Instant Access to Civil and Criminal Court Records
- What is a Criminal Court Record Virginia criminal court records include the documents and files created in relation to a criminal court proceeding.
- What is a Civil Court Record Virginia civil court records include the court-related documents generated when a civil lawsuit is brought to redress a private wrong.
- What are Family Court Records Virginia family law cases contain records and documents generated during legal matters involving domestic relationship and children.
- What are Traffic Court Records Virginia traffic court records provide information on in-court proceedings for traffic violations, infractions and other traffic matters.
Virginia Court Records
This Virginia Court Records website is driven with the goal of providing electronic access to public records, including civil court records, and criminal court records. It also offers information on how courts work as well as oversight of Virginia’s judicial structure, starting from the Supreme Court at the apex to the state’s district courts.
In accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, citizens of the state have the right to request, inspect or receive copies of public records held by officials, employees or public bodies. Public records are presumed to be open—unless expressly exempted by law or any existing court order.
This site contains public information collected from various agencies, including vital records, state background checks, and sex offender information. It also contains a compilation of court records obtained from different courts across multiple Virginia counties (please note that county results may vary).