Jacqueline C. Smith
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Serving Prince William, Manassas & Manassas Park
Outstanding Service to our Residents is My Priority
Jacqueline Smith has had a passion for ensuring access to justice since serving as a volunteer attorney in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Her clients there were left with no ability to rebuild after their land records were destroyed due to the government’s practice of storing them in the basement of the courthouse. When she returned home to her law practice, she was additionally concerned with the lack of customer service offered by the Clerk’s Office. With phones unanswered, documents unavailable and limited service availability, residents were deprived of the ability to exercise their legal rights. Since being elected, Jacqueline has ensured that phone calls are answered by a person and not a machine. She has made all public records available online and has launched Seals on Wheels, a mobile Clerk’s Office that allows her to provide services to residents in their neighborhoods on weekends to ensure that no one is prevented from accessing the services to which they are entitled.
Seals on Wheels
Jacqueline C. Smith, Esq., Clerk of the Circuit Court, is bringing her services to the streets. Clerk Smith is launching her latest outreach initiative, “Seals on Wheels”, a fully mobile service center to make the Clerk’s services even more accessible and convenient to her constituents.
Residents of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park can now access the most popular services provided by the Clerk by visiting Seals on Wheels at various sites throughout the jurisdiction on select Saturdays. The public can file marriage license applications, notary applications, concealed handgun permits, and much more – all at a location near home and during new Saturday hours.
On May 20, 2023, the Clerk will launch her Seals on Wheels Tour at the Dumfries Library. Seals on Wheels will continue rolling though the jurisdiction with stops at seven (7) libraries thanks to a partnership with Prince William County Libraries. The program will soon add dates in Manassas and Manassas Park.