Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for an account?
You can register for an account by selecting the Register option on the home page of the Clerk’s Information System. Should you need assistance you may call the Clerk’s Office Call Center at (804) 371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-866-722-2551.
How do I reset my password?
You can reset your password by choosing the Forgot your password? option from the CIS log-in page. Should you need assistance you may call the Clerk’s Office Call Center at (804) 371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-866-722-2551.
I am having difficulty with CIS online. Whom do I contact
You may call the Clerk’s Office Call Center at (804) 371-9733 or toll-free in Virginia
What are the hours during which support personnel are available?
Normal business hours, which are: Monday-Friday between 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check the SCC's Scheduled Closings.
How can I e-mail the Commission?
For general questions or inquiries about CIS, contact
SCCeFile@scc.virginia.gov. To report a problem with the website, contact
general information about the Commission, contact
email@example.com. You can expect a response to your inquiry within
two business days.
Which forms am I able to print online?
Forms and associated fees are available by selecting the appropriate business entity
from the Forms and Fees page.
What happens to my information if I decide not to complete
a transaction and close my browser?
Information related to an uncompleted transaction will be available to you in CIS dashboard for 90 days.
What is the function of the payment processor?
The Commission has contracted with a third party, LexisNexis, to provide a secure
method for accepting online payments in CIS on behalf of the Clerk’s Office.
How will a payment transaction appear on a credit card
or bank account statement?
The payment will appear as a transaction described as "VA SCC Clerk’s Office"
reflecting payment of the fees collected on behalf of the Clerk’s Office.
What happens to the credit card or bank account information
provided in connection with an online payment in CIS?
Payments made online in CIS are processed by the Commission’s payment processor, LexisNexis. The Commission does not obtain or maintain customers’ credit card or other financial information.