Clerk of the Circuit Court

Our office will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017, in observance of Columbus Day.

Sarah A. "Kate" Spry, Clerk of the Circuit Court        Deidre D. Martin, Deputy Clerk        Madison Keller, Deputy Clerk

Phone: (804) 492-4442     Fax: (804) 492-4876     Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Post Office Box 8
1 Courthouse Circle
Cumberland, VA 23040


Land Transactions are recorded from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a constitutional officer and is elected to an eight-year term by the voters of the locality. The clerk handles administrative matters for the Court, such as managing the Court’s docket and juries, processing all criminal files, and preparing, recording and maintaining court orders, subpoenas and pleadings. All Circuit Court suits and appeals from the lower court are filed and processed by the Clerk. The Clerk has the authority to probate wills and grant administration of estates and serves as general record keeper for the county, recording deeds, deeds of trust, plats and other documents relating to real estate. Other transactions and recordings processed by the Clerk’s Office include judgments, financing statements, partnerships, fictitious names, marriage licenses, concealed weapon permits, military discharges, and a variety of appointments, including ministers and notaries.