The Circuit Court is a trial court with the broadest powers in
Virginia. The circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more
than $15,000. It shares authority with the general district court to
hear matters involving between $4,500 and $15,000. The circuit court
has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In
addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general
district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district
Committed to Excellence
The clerk of circuit court and the deputy clerks in this office are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular circuit court process. Please be advised, however, that our staff is prohibited by state law from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.
Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Virginia Attorney Referral Service at 1-800-552-7977.