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Alexandria County Clerk

301 King St Ste 2300, Alexandria, VA

Phone: 434-296-5843

Arlington County Clerk

2100 N Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA

Phone: 703-228-3130

Caroline County Clerk

PO Box 447, Bowling Green, VA

Phone: 804-633-5380

Clarke County Clerk

101 Chalmers Court, Berryville, VA

Phone: 757-382-6151

Culpeper County Clerk

400 S Main St, Culpeper, VA

Phone: 540-727-3427

Fairfax County Clerk

12000 Government Ctr Pkwy, Fairfax, VA

Phone: 703-385-7936

Fairfax County Clerk

10455 Armstrong St, Fairfax, VA

Phone: 804-443-4331

Falls Church County Clerk

300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA

Phone: 703-324-2531

Fauquier County Clerk

10 Hotel St, Warrenton, VA

Phone: 540-422-8020

Frederick County Clerk

107 N Kent St, Winchester, VA

Phone: 757-562-8503
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Fredericksburg County Clerk

PO Box 7447, Fredericksburg, VA

Phone: 540-372-1010

King George County Clerk

10459 Courthouse Dr, King George, VA

Phone: 540-775-9181

Loudoun County Clerk

1 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA

Phone: 703-771-5679

Madison County Clerk

PO Box 705, Madison, VA

Phone: 434-455-3995

Manassas County Clerk

9027 Ctr St Ste 101, Manassas, VA

Phone: 703-257-8211

Manassas Park County Clerk

1 Park Ctr Ct, Manassas Park, VA

Phone: 703-335-8808

Orange County Clerk

PO Box 111, Orange, VA

Phone: 540-672-3313

Prince William County Circut Clerk

9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA

Phone: 703-792-6015

Rappahannock County Clerk

238 Gay St, Washington, VA

Phone: 540-675-5350

Shenandoah County Clerk

600 N Main St, Woodstock, VA

Phone: 540-459-6165
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Spotsylvania County Clerk

PO Box 99, Spotsylvania, VA

Phone: 540-507-7006

Stafford County Circuit Court

1300 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA

Phone: 540-658-8750

Warren County Clerk

220 N Commerce Ave, Front Royal, VA

Phone: 540-636-4600

Winchester County Clerk

15 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA

Phone: 804-493-0130
Maryland

Anne Arundel County Clerk

7 Church Cir, Annapolis, MD

Phone: 410-632-5500

Baltimore County Clerk

111 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD

Phone: 410-222-1397

Baltimore County Clerk

401 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD

Phone: 410-887-2601

Carroll County Clerk

55 N Court St, Westminster, MD

Phone: 410-386-8710

Charles County Clerk

PO Box 970, La Plata, MD

Phone: 301-932-3202

Frederick County Clerk

100 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD

Phone: 301-600-1976
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Howard County Clerk

8360 Court Ave, Ellicott City, MD

Phone: 410-313-3825

Montgomery County Clerk

50 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD

Phone: 240-777-9464

Prince Georges County Clerk

14735 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD

Phone: 301-952-3318

Washington County Clerk

95 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD

Phone: 301-733-8660
West Virginia

Berkeley County Clerk

380 W S St, Martinsburg, WV

Phone: 304-264-1918

Jefferson County Clerk

PO Box 1234, Charles Town, WV

Phone: 304-728-3213

Morgan County Clerk

77 Fairfax St, Berkeley Springs, WV

Phone: 304-258-8554
District Of Columbia

District Of Columbia Clerk

430 E St NW, Washington, DC

Phone: 360-577-3016
Pennsylvania

Adams County Clerk

111 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA

Phone: 717-337-9806

Franklin County Clerk

157 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA

Phone: 717-261-3861
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About Clerks

The County Clerk is responsible for filing vital records, or important documents related to a specific county's population, including birth, death and marriage certificates. The clerk is sometimes described as the “hub of the wheel” in local government because of the central role that they play in the governmental communication network. The information provided daily to governing board members, local government employees and citizens by the clerks assist them all in performing the various responsibilities and duties of their office or daily lives.  

Many municipal and county clerks perform still other tasks. City clerks are often tax collectors or finance officers for their local governments. Some also serve as purchasing agents, personnel directors, or managers. County clerks are occasionally assistant managers or assistants to the manager. Some may combine the duties of clerk with those of manager, finance officer, or another county official. 

One of the clerk’s most important statutory duties is to prepare the minutes of governing board meetings and maintain them in a set of minute books. The powers of a city or a county are exercised by the city council or the board of county commissioners, and the minutes of the governing board’s meetings are the official record of what it does. The minutes prepared by the clerk must be “full and accurate,” for they are the legal evidence of what the governing board has said and done. The board “speaks” only through its minutes, and their contents may not be altered nor their meaning explained by other evidence.
 
Access for Inspection and Copying
Most of the records of cities and counties, whether maintained in the clerk’s office or elsewhere, must be made available for public inspection. However, some records are exempt from inspection because of a specific statute. Examples of statutory exemptions are those for most municipal and county personnel records, those for certain attorney-client records, those for certain law enforcement records, and those for specified records concerning industrial development. Unless a record is exempt from disclosure, it must be made available for inspection and examination “at reasonable times and under reasonable supervision by any person”, not just by local residents or those with a special interest in the record. The use that a person plans to make of city or county records is irrelevant to his or her right of inspection 

Making public records available for inspection is an important legal duty of custodians of records. Generally no fee should be charged for the right of inspection.