Recorder Offices in Virginia Beach City

City of Virginia Beach Clerk of The Circuit Court Judicial Center, Bldg. 10B, 3rd Floor
2425 Nimmo Pkwy., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday From 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Thursday and Friday From 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Phone: (757) 385-4181
City of Virginia Beach Clerk of The Circuit Court Judicial Center, Bldg. 10B, 3rd Floor  2425 Nimmo Pkwy.,  Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23456

Virginia Beach City Recorder of Deeds
Virginia Beach City Recorder Information
The recorder in Virginia Beach City is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County or Independent City.
Recording Fees
To record taxable documents under the Virginia Code 58.1-801(A) (for example, a deed of bargain and sale) the fees are $43 for 1-10 pages, $57 for 11-30 pages, and $77 for 30 plus pages.

For more precise calculations, a deed calculator is available on the Circuit Court’s website, accessible through the Virginia Judicial System website.

Recording fees and taxes will vary based on the type of document.
Document Formatting Requirements
As a court of record, the Clerk of the Circuit Court records, indexes, and permanently stores all real estate records for the city of Virginia Beach. Warranty deeds, easements, and many other documents pertaining to real property located in Virginia Beach are recorded with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. A drop box is provided for deeds outside the court and the court staff will stamp in all documents received by 4 p.m. the next business day.

Documents are void until recorded.

• Submit documents on unglazed white paper, size 8.5x11 inches. Printing or typing should be black, solid, and uniform throughout the document. A font size of 9 point or larger is required.

• Documents submitted for recording should be original, signed, and notarized. In order to be recorded, documents must be properly notarized in accordance with the Virginia Notary Act. Notarized documents must also include the notary expiration date, the location of the act (i.e. Commonwealth of Virginia), and an acknowledgment statement.

• Faxed copies will not be accepted. Signatures must be in blue or black ink, be original, and have a corresponding typed or printed name beneath them.

• Margins should be a minimum of 1 inch on the top, left, and bottom on all pages. A margin of at least ½ an inch can be used for the right side.

• Circuit Court clerks may require that a deed or other instrument conveying or relating to an interest in real property be filed with a cover sheet detailing the information contained in the deed necessary for the clerk to properly index the instrument. The cover sheet shall be developed in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Virginia. In determining the page count for an instrument when fees are assessed, the cover sheet is not counted. The cover sheet cannot be construed to convey title to any interest in real property or purport to be a document in the chain of title conveying any interest in real property.

• The Clerk has the authority to reject any writing offered for recordation unless (i) each individual’s surname only, where it first appears in the writing, is underscored or written entirely in capital letters, (ii) each page of the instrument or writing is numbered, (iii) the Code section under which any exemption from recordation taxes is clearly stated on the face of the writing, (iv) the names of all grantors and grantees are listed as required and if a cover sheet is used, the names of all grantors and grantees on the face of such writing are the same as on the cover sheet, and (v) the first page of the document bears entry showing the name of either the person or entity who drafted the instrument, except that documents prepared outside the Commonwealth of Virginia will be recorded without such entry.

• Instruments will be returned to the grantee unless an alternate address is indicated on the first page.

• On the first page of a deed conveying not more than four residential dwelling units, state the name of the title insurance underwriter insuring such instrument or a statement that the existence of title insurance is unknown to the preparer.

• In the first clause of a deed, provide the names of the grantors and grantees. The clerk may refuse to record an instrument that includes a grantor’s, grantee’s, or trustee’s social security number. A clerk may refuse to record a document in which the name or names of the person under which the document is to be indexed does not legibly appear or is not otherwise furnished.

• Include a legal description of the real property, as well as the address, of the property being conveyed.

• If the locality has a unique parcel identification system, the Circuit Court may require that any deed or instrument conveying or relating to an interest in real property bear, on the first page of the deed, the tax map reference number or numbers of the affected parcel. Check with the Circuit Court to see if this is required for Virginia Beach City residents. If the tax map number is required, it should be typed or written in the top left-hand margin of the first page.

• The consideration amount or assumption balance (if applicable) should be typed or written in the top left-hand margin of all deeds.

• If a document is exempt from recordation taxes, the appropriate exemption number should be written on the first page.

• On the first page of the document, the name of the individual person or firm that prepared the document must be given. Papers or documents prepared outside of the commonwealth do not need a preparer’s statement.
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Virginia Beach City Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Transfer on Death Deed Form
Transfer on Death Revocation Form
Transfer on Death Beneficiary Affidavit Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Certificate of Transfer
Transfer Tax Exemptions
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