For Virginia divorce decrees, make personal check or money order payable to State Health Department. Divorce data becomes public information fifty (50) years from the date of the event.
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218
Events that occurred in the portion of Virginia that is now West Virginia are recorded in the Archives of the Division of Culture and History.
Archives of the Division of Culture and History
Capital Complex, Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Divorce records are public information 50 years after the event. If the records are not available from the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of Court in county where divorce was granted.