and welcome to the Virginia
Court Clerks’ Association (VCCA) Website!
The VCCA is a professional organization of elected
circuit court clerks, deputy clerks, court professionals and
citizens do not realize that there are actually 3 courts in most
counties and cities in
, which include the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the General
District Court and the Circuit Court.
The Clerks of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and the
General District Court are appointed by the judges of those courts.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is elected by the voters in the
respective county or city. As
elected constitutional officers, Clerks of the Circuit Court are
directly accountable to the citizens, and provide a vast array of
valuable services to the citizens in
. A brief description of the those services and the duties of the Clerk
of the Circuit court can found on this website under Duties.
Clerks of the Circuit
Court are active community leaders, volunteers and members of numerous
civic organizations in the numerous counties and cities in our
Commonwealth. In recent
years, Clerks of Circuit Court have implemented cost-effective and
efficient technology improvements which lead to better service.
Some examples of these technologies include secure remote access
to public information, E-recording, and digitizing of public court
records. As public
servants, Clerks of the Circuit Court have been mindful of the welfare
of our citizens as they have implemented redaction programs to remove
confidential and private information from public records as permitted by
state law, and they have worked with the
legislators to pursue programs to protect private information of
For more information about the services
available in your local Circuit Court Clerk’s office, please contact
your local Clerk of the Circuit Court.