- Clerk of Circuit Court
- Online Records Information
Online Records Information
Our office has various types of records online along with outside agencies that have our records included in their sites.
Click on titles below to expand for more information on each.
- Secure Remote Access for Land Records, Judgments, UCCs, Wills/Probate/Estates, Marriages & limited Genealogy
Miscellaneous records/resources that are available on this site:
- Land Grants (1739-1827)
- Misc. Military and War Records
- Minute Books
- Estray Book - 1778-1857
- Overseers of the Poor - 1787-1862
- Formation of Virginia Counties from 1634
- Officer of the Court Remote Access (OCRA) for non-sealed Criminal, Civil and Miscellaneous Filings for Virginia attorneys and their agents.
Our civil and criminal records including all scanned (non-sealed) images are available online via the Officer of the Court Remote Access (OCRA). The service is available to Virginia attorneys (must be in good standing), their agents / assistants, and Pro Hac Vice attorneys.
Each account is for individual use only. Sharing of an account/login is a violation of the user agreement.
Members of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association and their staff
The service is free for attorneys and/or their agents that are members of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association.
- To request access, please complete the OCRA Agreement for Local Users and return it to our office. See below for ways to return application.
Attorneys and their staff outside of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County and Pro Hac Vice attorneys
For attorneys, their agents/assistants outside of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area and Pro Hac Vice attorneys, the fee is $25 a month per a registered user.
- To request access, please complete the OCRA Agreement and return it to our office with payment. See below for ways to return application.
- Payment can be made by cash, check, money order or by credit card. Credit card transactions are subject to a 4% surcharge. Checks can be made payable to Clerk of Court.
Employees from Other Governmental Agencies - Exempt Users
Employees of governmental agencies are exempt from fees
- To request access, please complete the OCRA Agreement for Exempt Users and return it to our office. See below for ways to return application.
Ways to Return an Application
- In person in the Clerk's Office within the Deed Room
- If payment is not required or is going to be paid by credit card over the phone, completed application(s) can be scanned and submitted online. Call us at 540-564-3126 or 540-564-3124 to pay over the phone.
- By mail, include payment if required.
- Mail to: Rockingham County Circuit Court, Attn: OCRA, 80 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Histories Along the Blue Ridge (HBR) is the new name for the Exploring Rockingham’s Past project, which was launched in 2017-2018 to make selected historic records from the Rockingham County Circuit Court digitally available to the public. Keeping with the original project mission, each year, graduate students of James Madison University partner with local Circuit Court Clerk, Chaz Haywood, to make select collections digitally available. Since 2018, the project has grown rapidly beyond Rockingham County through collaborations with interested community actors and courthouses in neighboring counties along the Blue Ridge Mountain Range in Virginia. Future initiatives will also add select, non-court records to the HBR collection as well.
On the site, you will find information about their most recent digital collections and general updates about the project. To explore all digitized collections visit the "Browse Digital Collections" on the site.
In addition, HBR does provide information on collections housed by the Rockingham County courthouse that are not digitized. If the record group has not been digitized a note has been made at the top of the finding aid. For further information about all collections visit our "Finding Aids" page.
Prohibition in Rockingham County: Exploring a Digital Archive, features 6,379 court records from the Prohibition era in Rockingham County (1913 – 1933.)
The Chancery Records Index (CRI) is a result of archival processing and indexing projects overseen by the Library of Virginia (LVA) and funded, in part, by the Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program (CCRP). Each of Virginia's circuit courts created chancery records that contain considerable historical and genealogical information. Because the records rely so heavily on testimony from witnesses, they offer a unique glimpse into the lives of Virginians from the early 18th century through the First World War.
Available for Rockingham County: Digital images available for the years 1781-1913. Indexed information and originals available through 1946. The bulk of this series runs from 1789-1913. The majority of post-1913 chancery records are available at the Rockingham County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
- Birth, Death & Marriage Records Search from Virginia Department of Health - Division of Vital Records
The Division of Vital Records, in a partnership with Ancestry, has birth, death, divorce and marriage records available in index form. Click here to access indexed information on open records. In Virginia, death, marriage and divorce data becomes open, i.e. public, 25 years after the event and birth data becomes open, i.e. public, after 100 years.
- Birth Registers - 1853-1911
- Birth Records - Starting at 1912
- Death Registers - 1853-1911
- Death Records - Starting at 1912
- Marriage Registers - 1853-1936
- Marriage Records - Starting at 1936
- Divorce - Starting at 1918