Clerk of Circuit Court


Chaz W. Haywood serves as the Clerk of Court after having been sworn into office in 2008.


The Rockingham County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office serves Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg.The Clerk’s Office is responsible for:

  • Filing of all civil suits
  • Docketing and filing of criminal actions
  • Recording real estate records and plats
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Probating wills
  • Processing notary public applications
  • Recording military discharge forms (DD-214s)

The office also maintains a genealogy room, which holds Minute Books and other items of interest dating back to 1777.


Many of your questions regarding the services that my office performs may be answered on this website. Please find the appropriate division to the left for more detailed information for that division or service. If at any time additional information is needed, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk's Office.


For contact information organized by department, please use our Staff Directory.

Rockingham Circuit CourtPhoto by Branden Thompson