Chesapeake Public Law Library

About the Law Library

Visit Central Library to access our Law Library and learn how to use the Library's online resources. Request an appointment with our Law Library Clerk for training on print and electronic resources.

Please note staff is not permitted to give legal advice, interpret the law, or recommend legal action.

Chesapeake Code of Ordinances and Zoning

Access the City of Chesapeake’s Code of Ordinances and Zoning.

Code of Virginia

Access laws enacted by the Virginia General Assembly within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Includes Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts.

Legal Forms

Access thousands of legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues such as: divorce, real estate and power of attorney. Also includes legal definitions, state tax forms, a legal Q&A and more.

Lexis Advance

Access all state and federal statutes, cases, Virginia secondary materials and forms.
Available in the Library only.

Virginia Law Portal

Learn everything you need to know about laws in our state with access to the Code of Virginia, Virginia Administrative Code and the constitution of Virginia plus Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts as pertains to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Access statues, case law and secondary sources. Includes practice aids for Virginia attorneys with strong federal and national secondary resources.
Available in the Library only.

Print & Business Services

Taking care of business? Use the Library to print, scan or fax documents.
Need a Notary? Call your library at
757-410-7100 for availability and details.