VirginiaCourtData.org has been updated with data from 2020. There are now more than 38 million case records available for bulk download.

Unfortunately, my work may still be useful

Yesterday, HB 780 went into effect. Here’s a summary —

Public access to nonconfidential court records. Provides that a clerk of court or the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall make nonconfidential court records or reports of aggregated, nonconfidential case data available to the public upon request.

There’s no…

Update #2: On April 17th, 2018, the district court data files were updated after Ned Oliver from the Richmond Times-Dispatch discovered missing cases from Norfolk’s data. The issue was that in early 2017, the district court combined Norfolk’s criminal, traffic, and civil courts, i.e. they stopped using FIPS codes 711…

In the 2017 session of the General Assembly, HB 1794 aimed to make the state’s case information website searchable across all localities and to make “the entire compilation of records contained therein…available upon request”. While the bill did not become law, the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) did generate…

Data quality is important. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Virginia’s lower courts do much to keep their data clean. I‘m going to go over some of the inconsistencies that I’ve found, starting with names. Here’s an example.

This individual has at least five unique spellings of his name. Middle name…

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I make Virginia court case information available, in bulk. Twitter: @oilytheotter

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