What We Do


One of the functions of our office is to assist the Governor in his appointments of nearly 4,000 individuals to serve on Virginia's boards and commissions. All Virginians are encouraged to participate in the government of our Commonwealth by offering to serve on a board or commission, or by recommending qualified candidates.

For more information, to view a list of 2015 openings, or to submit an application, please visit our Appointments page.

We also serve the Commonwealth through managing extraditions, clemency petitions, restoration of voting rights, service of process, authenticating foreign adoption documents, certifying notary publics, handling lobbyist registration, disclosures and conflict of interest filings.  Please visit the tabs above for more information and online applications.

Note: For information regarding corporations, businesses, certificates of authority, or change of address please contact the Clerk's Office in the State Corporation Commission.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments - July 31, 2015

31 July | Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia ...continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments - July 24, 2015

24 July | Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia ...continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments - July 17, 2015

17 July | Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia ...continue reading



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