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Where to Find Help

UPDATED January 2, 2009

Sheriff Departments


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser.  In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department.  You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure. For a list of Virginia courts, check the VA Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Virginia. You may be able to find more up-to-date listings for sheriff departments on the Virginia Sheriffs Association website.



Sheriff's Office
PO Box 36
94 Court St
Lovingston, VA 22949
Phone: (434) 263-7050

New kent

Sheriff's Office
12001 Crthse Cir
New Kent, VA 23124
Phone: (804) 966-9500

Newport News

Sheriff's Office
224 26th St
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 926-8759
Web: http://www.newport-news.va.us/sheriff/index.htm
Email: sheriff@nngov.com


Sheriff's Office
811 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 664-4955


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 68
Eastville, VA 23347
Phone: (757) 678-0495
Phone: (757) 678-0458


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 310
Heathsville, VA 22473
Phone: (804) 580-5221


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 307
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (540) 679-5308


Sheriff's Office
266 West Courthouse Road
PO Box 6
Nottoway, VA 23955
Phone: (434) 645-9044

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