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The Clerk's Information System

The Clerk's Information System (CIS) is an online tool that allows you to:
  • Check name availability
  • Reserve a name
  • Form a business
General Information

The Clerk of the Commission is the official custodian of the judicial and administrative records of the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Business entity, Uniform Commercial Code and SCC case documents and information on file in the Office of the Clerk are in most instances open to public examination. Many documents may be viewed and downloaded from the Clerk's Information System (CIS) and Docket Search. These documents and information may also be viewed in the Clerk’s Office.

Staff members of the Clerk's Office can provide information regarding the requirements under Virginia law for filing a document in this office; however, the staff cannot provide legal, business or tax advice to the public. Guidance on these matters should be obtained from a legal or tax professional.

Notice Regarding Personal Identifiable Information

Generally, personal identifiable information such as social security or driver's license number, date of birth, or financial institution account number should NOT be included in business entity or Uniform Commercial Code documents submitted to the Office of the Clerk for filing with the Commission. The person who prepares or submits to the Clerk's Office a document for filing is responsible for ensuring that the document contains no such information. The Clerk's Office is authorized to obliterate, without prior notice, personal identifiable data included in a document or refuse to accept for filing a document containing such data. Note that most information contained in documents filed with the Commission is subject to public viewing.

Forms & Fees
Business FAQs

Office Hours
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Office of the Clerk
P.O. Box 1197
Richmond, Virginia 23218

For cases before the Commission
Document Control Center
Office of the Clerk
P.O. Box 2118
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118

Call Center: (804) 371-9733
Toll-free: 1-866-722-2551
Document Control Center (for cases before the Commission): (804) 371-9838


Physical Address
Office of the Clerk 
Tyler Building, 1st floor
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219