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Nov 08

Plat Integration Project

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 9:16 AM by Barrett Chappell

The Dinwiddie County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has completed an integration project that links deed book plat records, to individual online property cards. The project included 18,000 parcels, was completed over a period of nine months and was funded entirely by fees collected by the Clerk’s Office.

Beginning November 1, 2017, citizens were able to view their plat online through the Dinwiddie County website, as opposed to visiting the Clerk’s Office. Data may be accessed via personal computer or mobile device, 24 hours/day at no cost to the citizen.

J. Barrett Chappell, Clerk of the Circuit Court stated, “It has been my vision to use technology to provide citizens greater access to records. This project represents a collaboration between my office, the Commissioner of the Revenue and Dinwiddie County’s Information Technology Department. Without the hard work and dedication of each of these offices, the project would not have been possible.”

Regarding this project, Commissioner of the Revenue Lori Stevens stated “I am extremely pleased that citizens will now have this information available at their fingertips any time of day or night. My office will work diligently to ensure that the information is maintained and remains accurate and up-to-date as plats are recorded in the Clerk’s Office.”
Apr 11

Circuit Court Announces Free Index Search of Land Records

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM by Barrett Chappell

Over the past 2 years the Dinwiddie Circuit Clerk, J. Barrett Chappell, Jr. has worked with the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Department of Judicial Information Technology to develop a program that will allow citizens to access the index information of Dinwiddie Circuit Court Land Records at no cost. Currently access to the Dinwiddie’s Land Records is available to subscribers at a fee pursuant to Code of Virginia 17.1-276. Dinwiddie is the first Clerk’s Office in the Commonwealth that offers this service through the Supreme Court’s online application and one of a handful of Clerk’s Offices statewide that offer a similar service. 

This service allows any citizen to sign up for an account online and search the index information for any Land Record dating back to 1970 at no cost. After searching the index a citizen may purchase any document within the application and the Clerk’s Office will email it within one business day.

J. Barrett Chappell, Clerk of the Circuit Court stated, “It has been my vision to use technology to provide citizens greater access to records.  This project will enhance the level of customer service available to citizens and businesses through my office by allowing for more efficient research of deeds and/or plats.”

According to Mr. Chappell, the next project the Clerk’s Office has planned is to integrate every plat that is on record in the Clerk’s Office into the Commissioner of Revenue’s property cards. This will allow citizens to easily view their plat remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.

For additional information on Dinwiddie Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, visit:  www.dinwiddiecircuitcourt.com.

Aug 12

Courtroom recordings integrated into electronic case files

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM by Barrett Chappell

Dinwiddie Circuit Court has completed the integration of its courtroom recordings into their electronic case files. The Dinwiddie Circuit Court will be one of the first courts to integrate the courtroom recordings into the court's case file. Every case that has a hearing before the court will now have an audio/video recording in the case file for review by court officials online and available to the public in the clerk's office. Our office continues to lead the state in using new technology to provide the best service and access to its citizens.

J. Barrett Chappell, Jr.
Dinwiddie Circuit Court Clerk

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