Clerk of Court

Supreme Court of Virginia

Declaration of Judicial Emergency (PDF)

IN RE: ORDER DECLARING A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY



Judicial Emergency Extension Order (PDF)

Governor of Virginia Executive Order #55 

EXTENDING ORDER - DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (PDF) 4/22/20


ORDER MODIFYING AND EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 5/6/20 


FIFTH ORDER MODIFYING AND EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 6/1/20


SIXTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 6/22/20 


SEVENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY (PDF) 7/8/20


EIGHTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY (PDF) 7/28/20



NINTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY
(PDF) 8/20/20 


TENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 9/4/20 


ELEVENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL
EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY
(PDF) 9/28/20 


TWELFTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 10/19/20


THIRTEENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 11/9/20


FOURTEENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL
EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY
(PDF) 12/3/20


FIFTEENTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY (PDF) 12/18/20

Traci Johnson
Photo credit: Jay Diem 
Clerk of Court, the Honorable Traci  L. Johnson with the oldest continuous records in the U.S. dating back to 1632. 

 THE HONORABLE TRACI L. JOHNSON, CLERK

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a Constitutional Official and is elected by the voters of the locality  for a term of eight years and every Circuit Court in the Commonwealth of Virginia is a court of record.  The Clerk of Court is responsible for administration of the Northampton County Circuit Court through a variety of judicial, non-judicial and fiscal activities.
Judicial functions include processing all criminal and civil cases coming before the Court, providing staff to the Judge during all trials and hearings.
In addition, the Clerk's staff prepares records, maintains court orders, subpoenas and pleadings, and manages the Court's docket and juries. 
The Clerk of Court is charged with the custody, safekeeping and proper indexing of legal and quasi-legal papers deposited in her office.

The Clerk's Office is responsible for filing of all civil suits; docketing and filing of criminal actions; filing divorce suits; and filing adoption petitions. Additional services provided by the Clerk's office includerecording land records and plats; probating wills; issuing hunting and fishing licenses; issuing concealed weapons permits; processing notary public applications; issuing marriage licenses; recording military discharge forms (DD-214's) and assumed business names.

It is the duty of the Clerk to assign a deputy clerk to each courtroom to assist the Circuit Court Judge in carrying out each day's activities. 

The Clerk's fiscal responsibilities are to provide for the maintenance and investment of Trust and Condemnation funds, as well as collection of court fines, real estate transfer fees, recordation taxes, and other fees authorized by statute.

In 2003, Traci Johnson became the first woman elected to the office of Circuit Court Clerk in Northampton County, Virginia. 


PLAT MAPS

Looking for a plat map? Plat maps are very specific and are properties that have been surveyed. These are legally recorded with the Clerk of Court who also has copies of the deed.



Assumed/Fictitious Name Certificate

The Commissioner of the State Corporation Commission records assumed business names effective January 1, 2020, pursuant to Virginia Code § 59.1-69 and § 59.1-74.

Link to State Corporation Commission
Link to State Corporation Commission Forms

 


Military DD-214

Information on where to file your DD-214 and the fees associated with recording it.

Where do I file my Military Discharge DD-214?

The DD-214 is filed in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office if you reside in . If you are not a resident of Virginia Beach, the DD-214 is filed in the city/county wherein you reside.

What should I bring with me to record the DD-214?

Bring the original or properly authenticated copy of either the discharge certificate or the report of separation from active duty (Department of Defense Document DD-214).

Is there a fee for filing the DD-214?

No, the Clerk's Office does not charge a filing fee and provides up to three copies of the DD-214 at no charge.

 


Oldest Continuous Court Records in America


We are the home of the Oldest Continuous Court Records in America! Continuous from 1632 through today! 

We encourage visitors and genealogists to come and research these national treasures. 
Records room is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.

Exploring the Oldest Continuous Court Records in America (3MB)(PDF)


To learn more about the Oldest Continuous Court Records and the Historic Court Green, please visit our Historic Court Green in Eastville page. 



WBOC's Charles Paparella visits the historic court house in Northampton County, Virginia, to see how the past and the founding of this country are being maintained.

Department Staff Information

Hon. Traci L. Johnson, Clerk

Northampton County Circuit Court
5229 The Hornes
P.O. Box 36
Eastville VA 23347-0036

Office: 757-678-0465
Fax: 757-678-5410

tljohnson@vacourts.gov


Susie B. Sample
Deputy Clerk
Land Records

ssample@vacourts.gov


Lauren M. Brown 
Deputy Clerk
Civil Division

lambrown@vacourts.gov


Connie H. Wilson
Deputy Clerk
Financial and Probate

cwilson@vacourts.gov


Link to Virginia Judicial System
Information and Forms:
www.courts.state.va.us 


Jury Duty Information Hotline:
757-678-5876