Virginia Divorce Records are managed by the Vermont Office of Vital Records, a division of the Vermont Department of Health. The Divorce records are found in the Circuit Court for the county where the divorce case was heard. Divorce records are kept by the Office of Vital Records for 50 years after an event takes place. During this restriction period, divorce records can be ordered by siblings, spouses, parents and registrants.
The divorce documents can be requested through mail, express delivery through the VitalChek site, the Virginia DMV, and by visiting in person. The turnaround for receiving your certified divorce copy if you apply by mail is estimated to be between a week to two weeks. People are urged that they allow the authorities sufficient time for delivery of the documents.
You can also request a certified copy of a divorce decree by visiting the Vital Records Office at:
VDH, Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
When ordering the copy, you will be handed an application which you must complete and pay the standard fee of $12 for processing the request. The Division of Vital Records is open on most Saturdays between 8 in the morning till noon. Anybody who orders a certified copy of the divorce decree must provide a form proving their identity.
If you are ordering through Express delivery and are using the VitalChek network, all you need to do is process an online application. This online request can be made through an independent company that the Department of Health has partnered with. An additional fee will be charged by VitalChek for their service where all major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issues certified copies of divorce certificates along with other public records, such as death certificates, birth certificates and marriage certificates. These are available for purchase at a full-service DMV. You can avail the same service at Virginia DMV 2 Go which are mobile offices or by visiting the DMV customer service center.
The Virginia Circuit Court handles all family matters, including divorce cases. On top of this, the Circuit Court also hears cases that are filed at the domestic relations court and the general district court.
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Responses to “Virginia Divorce Records”
Hi, my name is Michael Patrick Knowlan and I was hoping that you could find the dates of my divorce and marriage. Thanks
Deborah, we are happy to verify your divorce for you however, if you need a copy of your Virginia divorce certificate you will need to reach out to the Virginia Department of Health to obtain a certified copy of the VA divorce document you are requesting. You can also use the online resource, that will cost a few extra dollars, VitalChek.com. They work with Virginia government agencies to procure certified copies of vital records and Virginia court documents.
Hi my name is Deborah Dugan and I was divorced in Arlington,Virginia I am not sure of the date can you help me? My marry name is Deborah Dugan was married to Craig Dugan he pass away last Oct. I need a copy of the divorce papers. Can someone please help me out Thanks you
Theresa, we did not find the actual divorce date for you in our Virginia vital records however, you can request a divorce verification from the Virginia Department of Health.
How to Verify a Virginia Divorce Record
You can verify a Virginia divorce record, and verify the divorce date, by contacting the Virginia Department of Health – Vital Records Department. They can also provide you with a certified copy of your divorce certificate. You can get this information through their website or you can call them directly @ 804-662-6200
Hi, my is name is Theresa Lankford and i was Divorced in Virgnia but i am not sure of the date can you help me ?? My married name was Theresa Stichberry was married to Charles Stichberry. I don’t need a copy just need the dates.
You can get a copy of an official copy of a Virginia divorce decree by contacting the Virginia Department of Health website. There you will fill out a form to request an official Copy of your Virginia Divorce Record.
Get a Copy of a Virginia Divorce Decree
1. Go to the Virginia Department of Health website
2. Request a Copy of Your Virginia Divorce Decree
3. Fill out all the required information
4. Review your Virginia Divorce Record
5. Pay the fee for a certified copy
Need divorce records for Michael J Gordon and Lorna L Gordon circa 1997
In order to obtain an official copy of your Virginia divorce record or Virginia divorce decree you will want to contact the county court clerk where your divorce took place or you can contact the Virginia Department of Health and Vital Records
4 Ways to Obtain Virginia Divorce Records
1. Contact the Virginia county courthouse where your divorce took place
2. Contact VitalCheck.com for official online copies
3. Contact the Virginia Department of Health
4. Use 3rd party public record databases
Don’t remember the actual date we got divorced or year
Last Updated: 2017-01-03