What People Are Saying

“You all do such a great job! Too bad all the other counties aren’t on top of things too!” Title Examiner 10/15/08

“Thank you! I just tried the … system and it works great, I love it! Thank you again for providing this service.” Satisfied Attorney 10/20/10

“Thank you very much Michele, and for the quick response, have a great day!" Satisfied Citizen 1/20/15

“… It is very, very helpful to have the website and the ability to email someone, because it can be so hard to get folks on the phone at the various courthouses….” Happy Paralegal 11/10/10

“Thank you for all of your help – you were the easiest part of my morning!” Satisfied Citizen 8/13/12

a record of service

* Clerk of Court since 2008
* Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 51st District, 1998-2007
* Occoquan District Supervisor, Prince William Board of County Supervisors, 1992-1998

Prior Professional Experience
*Real Estate Broker/Salesperson
* Computer Operations Coordinator, National Tax Limitation Committee
*Adult Basic Education Coordinator/Teacher, Prince William Schools
* First Grade Teacher, Camp Pendleton, CA

* Certified Clerk of Circuit Court, University of Virginia, 2013
* M.S., Virginia Tech, 1978
* B.S., Mary Washington College, 1968

* Homeowner in Prince William County since 1973
* Married Clancy in 1967; 2 married daughters - Heather and Katie (Woodbridge H.S. classes of 1986 &
1989); 5 grandchildren - Robert (attending James Madison University), Colleen, Emily, Shelby and Luke
* Member, All Saints Anglican Church, Woodbridge

Michèle McQuigg ... Caring about Our Community
Michèle has a track record of:
Caring about Our Schools and Our Children
* PTA Life Member
* 1st Prince William Before & After School, School-Based Childcare sponsored by PTA
* Steering Committee for Commission on Youth
* Board of Visitors, George Mason University
Caring about Public Safety
* Prince William-Manassas Regional Jail Board, Member
* Neighborhood Watch Volunteer
Caring about the Quality of Life in Our Community
* Occoquan Landing HOA, Director
* Lake Ridge-Occoquan-Coles Civic Association, member since 1978
* Clean Community Council --1st Chairman of Recycling Committee and 1990 Volunteer of the year
* Mini-Library Volunteer
* READ Community Literacy Council, Co-Founder
* Cultural Arts Federation

Michèle ... Working for a Better Region and State


Bringing the Clerk's Office into the 21st Century. Improvements and technology innovations were implemented to streamline and to provide better service to the public.
* Scan all documents - one of the first Offices to stop creating hard copy case folders.
* Electronic Creation of Appeals - Initiator and Pilot - takes 75% less time to prepare.
* Remote Access of Records for Occasional User - Initiator and 1st to Pilot Service.

Improving Customer Convenience, Service and Accessibility.
* Reduced processing time of concealed handgun permits from an average of 6+ weeks to 1 week.
* Instituted Probate Pre-Appointment Worksheet - saving time for all.
* Offer Jury Questionnaires Online.
* Expanded Payment Options to include credit cards.

Implements Culture of Continuous Quality Improvements. The Clerk's Office is continually reviewing its operations and looking for savings, efficiencies and ways to improve customer service.

Careful Steward of Taxpayer $$$.
*Reduced spending by 27% and improved customer service.
* Worked to stabilize funding.

Preserving Our Records and Our History. The Clerk is the Keeper of the Records (land, court, marriage, probate, business names, etc.). We have records dating back to 1731.
* Improved Archives security.
* Digitizing all of our records and working to put them online.

The Clerk’s Office

The Clerk of Court is a constitutional office elected every 8 years that provides crucial services during critical periods in your life.
  • Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk
  • Concealed Handgun Permits are approved and issued by the Clerk
  • Trade/Fictitious Names for businesses are issued by the Clerk
  • Deeds, Deeds of Trusts, Judgments and other land records are recorded by the Clerk
  • Executors/Administrators of deceased person’s estates are appointed/qualified by Clerk who acts as a Probate Judge
  • Jury summons are issued by the Clerk
  • Clerks are in the courtrooms taking notes, preparing court orders, preparing prisoner transportation orders, subpoenas and other documents, ensuring interpreters, etc.
  • Clerks process many documents including adoptions, name changes, divorces, civil suits
  • Clerks take in filing fees and payments of fines and restitution
  • The Clerk is the keeper of all of the court and land records back to 1731