The Circuit Court Public Service Center (Room 305) has a wealth of information. All of the records/documents that are on file are available for public research and copies may be made -- except for adoption, juvenile and sealed records.
Research Aids
The following areas were once a part of Prince William:
  • In 1731 Prince William County was formed from Stafford & King George. 
  • In 1742 Fairfax was formed from Prince William. 
  • In 1757 Loudoun was formed from Fairfax. 
  • In 1759 Fauquier was formed from Prince William.
The Public Service Center has no full time staff to assist with genealogy research; however, a volunteer comes in a few days a week and may be able to assist you.  For basic inquiries, email, call 703-792-6033 or mail a letter to Prince William County Circuit Court, Attention: Archives, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110.  More extensive research must be done in person, online or, if you live out of the area, by hiring a private researcher.  For assistance with extensive land records research, consider hiring a local title company or attorney.
Helpful Links


Please notify the Circuit Court Clerk's Office by email if you find that any of the links on this page do not work.