Land Records/ Recordings

The Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is where all documents (deeds, deeds of trust, etc.) involving property transactions in the City of Roanoke are recorded. Recording fees may be paid by cash, check or with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. The following service fees apply if using a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card: The service fee for charges $50 and under will be $2. The service fee for charges over $50 will be assessed at 4%.

Land records are fully searchable in the public records room of the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court on the third floor of the Roanoke City Courthouse. Copies may be obtained at a cost of $0.50 per page. An additional fee of $2 per document is charged for certified copies.

Secure remote access of certain land records is available to the public online. This information is accessible by subscription only. Interested parties for this service must obtain the proper paperwork from the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. A minimum subscription of one year at $50 per month ($600) is required.

Recording Fees

Every document in need of a recording has its own individual recording fee. The Supreme Court of Virginia provides a Circuit Court Deed Calculation page to assist users with determining recording costs to be recorded in the individual Circuit Courts of Virginia. If for any reason you are having any difficulty using this website please feel free to contact our Deed Desk directly at 540-853-6709.

Cover Sheets

The Roanoke City Circuit Court requires Virginia Land Records Cover Sheet (VLRCS) with bar codes for the recording any land records. Cover sheets can be created on the deed calculation page. When accessing the cover sheet you will need to choose the court in which you are recording from a drop down box; a link will appear to the right to open the cover sheet generator. You may access the Cover sheets for the land records HERE. Instructions can be found in the Cover Sheet Tutorial  .