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State of Virginia
Capital of Virginia: Richmond

Largest City in Virginia: Virginia Beach

States Adjacent to Virginia: West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky


Population: 7,567,465 (2000 American Community Survey - US Census)

Virginia is a southeastern state and was the 10th state admitted to the Union.  The state was one of the original 13 colonies.  It was named after Queen Elizabeth I of England.  Virginia is the birthplace of eight US presidents.


Virginia State Links
Virginia Governor - The Virginia governor's homepage.

Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth - View information related to official documents, state government, judicial system and online services.

Virginia Department of Corrections - Inmate locator, victim services and correctional facility information.

Virginia Judicial System - Information related to Virginia courts, case information, forms, publications, and programs and services.

Virginia Sex Offender Registry - Search the sex offender registry.

Virginia Office of Vital Records - View information on obtaining Virginia vital records.

Virginia Historical Society - Search online for historical material, research services, and information related to exhibitions, education and publications.

Virginia State Corporation Commission - The clerk's information system.

Virginia Department of Taxation - Download individual tax forms.

Virginia Department of Taxation - Download business tax forms.

Virginia Department of Taxation - View taxpayer information, as well as downloadable forms and online payment services.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles - Renew vehicle registration online and information related to driver's license renewal.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Online hunting and fishing license application.

Virginia Employment Commission - View information related to unemployment insurance.

The Library of Virginia - Search catalogs and collections, and research guides.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety - Information related to alcoholic beverage control, parole board, state police, veterans services and contact information.


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Virginia Vital Records
Information on where to write for vital records, including birth, death, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees.
  Virginia Criminal Records
Learn where to find criminal records. Browse records for access to every county.
Virginia Court Records
With court records you may find information on land ownership, taxes, adoption, naturalization, and more.
  Virginia Adoption Records
Find out where to write and who to contact when in search of adoption records.
Virginia Land Records - This link will take you to the Virginia Land Records section of a separate site, the Land Records Research Directory.

Virginia Public Record Search

 Other Resources:
Land Records Research Directory