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Steve McGraw
Clerk of Circuit Court

305 E. Main St.
Salem, VA  24153

Ph: (540) 387-6205
Fx: (540) 387-6145

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Please note we are closed all State and Federal Holidays.
The clerk of Circuit Court is one of five constitutional officers of Roanoke County elected by its voters to serve an eight-year term as the Circuit Court's chief administrator.

Responsibilities include:
  • Recording deeds, surveys and other real estate-related documents
  • Issuing marriage licenses and concealed weapon permits
  • Processing divorces, adoptions and name changes
  • Handling criminal, chancery, law and estate matters
  • Maintaining court records and other records as provided by law

Criminal Fines and Costs

Effective 8/1/2017, we now offer online payments for fines, fee, restitution, and court costs for traffic and criminal cases. Click Here to make a payment


Proposed Constitutional Amendments


Listed below are the proposed Constitutional Amendments for 2017.

HJ545, H562, HJ693, SJ295, and SJ331



Notices
  • Effective July 1, 2017 - A $1 VOF fee will be charged on each Land Record Instrument.
  • Effective June 1, 2017 - Due to increasing concerns with the legality of documents being submitted for recording, we can no longer allow faxed or emailed changes (to be printed out in-house) to these documents, nor can a "runner" make changes to them.

    Further, we cannot be a party to the preparation of documents (i.e. coversheets, etc.) being submitted to our office for recording.

    Of course, until documents have been submitted for recording, the principles or their attorneys can make changes to them.

  • Due to increased banking regulations, effective June 1, 2017, we will only accept checks that have been altered by those who are authorized to sign the check.

  • Effective October 2010 electronic devices including cell phones, cameras, laptops are no longer allowed in the Courthouse.

  • Please be aware that there is a monetary charge for copies made from this office.

  • For any FOIA inquiries, please contact Rhonda Perdue.