Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Library of Virginia
Library of Virginia (Library Board)
Standards for Recorded Permanent Instruments [17 VAC 15 ‑ 61]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulatory action will provide a standard to which all circuit court clerks’ offices will compare the medium, inscription, and format of paper instruments presented for recording and filing, when such instruments will become records with a disposition of permanent retention.
State Authority Under Code of Virginia (42.1-82 ) one of the duties and powers of the Library Board is to issue regulations designed to facilitate the creation, preservation, storage, filing, reformatting, management, and destruction of public records by agencies. " Per t
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation This new regulation will combine, simplify, omit obsolete sections, and better organize the essential parts of the current regulations (17 VAC 15-60-10 et seq. Standards for Plats. 17 VAC 15-70-10 et seq. Standards for Recorded Instruments, and 17 VAC 15-80-10 et seq., Paper Used in Permanent Court Records). These three current regulations will be replaced by the new regulation.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Glenn Smith  / Records & Information Management Analyst
Address: Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)692-3604    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate a new regulation governing Standards for Recorded Permanent Instruments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2016.