206 East Main St. Wise, VA 24293 Wise, VA 24293

Frequently Asked Questions

Deeds

This request requires a land records search by the customer, attorney, title abstractor or a title search company. You may obtain 24 or 48 hour unlimited access to our land records through Court Express Subscriptions.

To get a copy of your deed you may visit our office, use ClerkePass or obtain 24 or 48 hour unlimited access to our land records through Court Express Subscriptions.

No. We can only search for properties by current owner name. The Wise County Commissioner of the Revenue can search for properties by address.

To transfer property to someone else a new deed will be required. An attorney should be consulted to have a new deed prepared.

Adding someone to an existing deed will require a new deed. An attorney should be consulted to have a new deed prepared.

The VLR coversheet is required for all land record recordings. The VLR coversheet program can be accessed online using the provided link.

Judgments

This request requires a judgment records search by the customer, attorney, title abstractor or a title search company. We have public use terminals that will allow customers to look up recorded judgments or you may obtain 24 or 48 hour unlimited access to our judgment lien records through Court Express Subscriptions.

If the judgment has been satisfied and released we can provide you with a copy of the release that you can provide to the credit reporting agency. You can obtain a copy of the release by visiting our office or using the using the ClerkePass link provided on our website.

Contact the individual or company that filed the judgment against you to obtain payoff information. This office can only give payoff information on criminal judgments rendered in this Court.

If there is no assignee or successor to the judgment that can be contacted, you should contact an attorney. It may be required to file a petition with the Circuit Court to have the judgment released of record.

General Questions

Contact the Division of Vital Records at (804) 662-6200 or visit their website at www.vdh.virginia.gov to obtain a copy of your birth certificate.

Contact the Division of Vital Records at (804) 662-6200 or visit their website at www.vdh.virginia.gov to obtain a death certificate.

Yes, certain records are available for public viewing online. You may purchase access to the online records through Court Express Subscriptions.

We are sorry to say that (276) 328-3426 is the only phone number for General District Court and we are unable to answer any questions concerning that court. You may visit their online case information system for general case information and to prepay tickets.

Yes, there is a 4% convenience fee added to all credit/debit card transactions.

You must contact the General District Court at (276) 325-3426 or visit their online case information system for general case information and to prepay tickets.

County taxes are paid to the Wise County Treasurer’s Office. Their telephone number is (276) 328-3666.

The Commission of the Revenue assesses property values for the county. Their telephone number is (276) 328-3556.

Please visit http://www.restore.virginia.gov/ for information on starting this process.

Marriage Licenses

Please visit our Marriage License information page for more details.

A marriage license costs $30.00.

Concealed Weapons Permits

There is a $50 filing fee for the concealed weapons permit application. A concealed weapons permit is valid for five years. You may obtain an application from our office or by visiting the Virginia State Police’s website.

It may take up to 45 days to process your application.

Notary Public

You must complete the application and submit it to the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth with the required fee. Wait for a letter of acceptance to be mailed to you, and then appear in the Wise County Circuit Court clerk’s office to take the oath of office and pay $10 fee to pick up your notary commission.