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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 3434
Radford, VA 24143
Phone: (540) 731-5501


Sheriff's Office
383 Porter St
Washington, VA 22747
Phone: (540) 675-5300


Sheriff's Office
106 Wallace St
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: (804) 333-3611


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 494
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 387-6139

Roanoke Independent City

Sheriff's Office
340 W Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (540) 853-2941


Sheriff's Office
258 Greenhouse Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7328


Sheriff's Office
25 S Liberty
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 564-3800


Sheriff's Office
42 Court Avenue
Lebanon, VA 24266
Phone: (540) 889-8033

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