Virginia Recorders Information

Register of Deeds

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Real estate deeds that transfer property in Virginia must be recorded to provide constructive notice of the transfer. The recording act in Virginia is considered to be a race-notice act. Under this statute, a later buyer who pays fair value, does not have notice of any earlier conflicting interests, and records first, wins and will have priority over any later recordings.

In most cases, deed documents are recorded in the county or independent city where the property is located.