Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

The Circuit Court Records Preservation Program (CCRP) is a part of the Library of Virginia's Local Records Services Branch. Funded through a $3.50 of the clerk’s recordation fee, the CCRP provides resources to help preserve and make accessible permanent circuit court records.  The program awards grants to the commonwealth’s circuit court clerks to help them address the needs of the records housed in their localities. 

The CCRP also provides resources needed to process and house the circuit court records that are transferred to the State Archives for safekeeping and increased access; as well as track, duplicate and maintain circuit court microfilm stored in the Library’s media vault.

For more information and resources on this innovative approach to preserving Circuit Court records, please see the following links:

Circuit Court Records Preservation Program – History, Purpose, and Accomplishments

Circuit Court Records Preservation Program Grant Documents – includes CCRP grant guidelines, applications, and supporting documents for circuit clerks interested in applying for CCRP grants.

Chancery Records Index – indexes for the processed pre-1913 chancery records available through the Library of Virginia and circuit court clerk's offices throughout the Commonwealth.

County and City Records – online guides and databases to county and city records available at the Library of Virginia, including court, land, vital, and probate records.

Archival Resources of the Virginias (ARVAS) – is a consolidated database of more than 12,000 finding aids which provide information about the vast array of manuscripts and archival materials housed at the Library of Virginia and in historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. The continuous addition of new and updated finding aids makes this a great tool for discovering primary source materials documenting the history, culture, and people of Virginia. Currently, there are over 2,600 finding aids for circuit records stored at the Library of Virginia.

Sample Circuit Court Order for Preservation and Storage – Please contact the Library of Virginia to discuss a transfer of court records prior to filling out this form.

Imaging Services -- media storage, standards and guidelines for recording and reformatting

CCRP Newsletter

Circuit Court Records Grant Review Board Minutes


VCCA Virginia Court Clerks' Association
Serving Virginia's Circuit Court Clerks since 1910

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