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Where to Find Help

UPDATED September 22, 2009

Courthouse Locations


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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.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our VA Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our VA Where to Find Help page.


Charles City

Charles City Circuit Court
P. O. Box 86
1078 Courthouse Road
Charles City, VA 23030-0086
Phone: (804) 829-2105
Fax: (804) 829-5107
Email: ekholmes@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Edith K. Holmes; Office hours: 8:30-4p.m


Charlotte Circuit Court
125 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte, VA 23923-0038
Phone: (434) 542-5147
Fax: (434) 542-4336
Email: SFallen@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Stuart B. Fallen; Office hours: 8:30- 4:30


Albermerle Circuit Court
16th District, Albemarle JDR
501 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972-4083 or 972 – 4085, Clerk of Court: Debra Ship
Fax: 434) 293-0298
Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Charlottesville Circuit Court
315 East Hight Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 979-0-3766
Fax: (434) 293-0211
Court Clerk: Paul C. Garrett; Office Hours: 8:30- - 4:30


22nd Judicial District
Drawer 31
3 North Main Street
Chatham, VA 24531
Phone: (434) 432-7887
Fax: (434) 432-7913
Email: HfHaymore@courts.sta.va.us
Court Clerk: H. F. Haymore Jr.; hours 8:30am – 4:30pm


Chesapeake Circuit Court
Civic Center, 307 Albemarle Drive
Suite 300A
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5579
Phone: (757) 382-3034
Fax: (757) 382-3035
Email: fmitchell@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court; Faye W. Mitchell


Chesterfield Circuit Court
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: (804) 748-0125
Fax: (804) 717-5625
Email: Circuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov
Court Clerk: Judy L. Worthington; Office Hours; 8:00- 4:30


27th Judicial District
P.O. Box 6309
1 East Main Street, Suite B
Christiansburg, VA 24068 - 6309
Phone: (540) 382-5760
Phone: (540) 382-6937
Fax: (540) 381-6848
Court Clerk: Erica W. Williams; Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm


29th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 190
293 Clintwood Main Street
Clintwood, VA 24228 - 0190
Phone: (276) 926-1616
Fax: (276) 926-6465
Clerk of Court: Richard E. Edwards, Office Hours: 8 - 4:30

Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights Circuit Court
401 Temple Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 520-9364
Email: SStafford@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Stacy L. Stafford


5th Judicial Circuit, Southampton Circuit Court
P.O. Box 190
22350 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837
Phone: (757) 653-2200
Fax: (757) 653-2656
Email: rfrancis@courts.va.us
Clerk of Court: Richard L. Francis; Hours 8:30am - 5pm


25th Judicial Circuit
P. O. Box 670
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670
Phone: (540) 965-1730 Clerk of Court: Debra N. Byer
Fax: (540) 965-1723
Email: dbyer@courts.state.va.us
Office hours: 8:30 – 5 pm


Culpeper Circuit Court
135 W. Cameron Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 727-3438
Fax: (540) 727-3474
Email: jcorbin@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Janice J. Corin; Office Hours: 8:30- 4:30


Cumberland Circuit Court
P. O. Box 8
1 Courthouse Circle
Cumberland, VA 23040-0008
Phone: (804) 492-4442
Fax: (804) 492-4876
Email: COwnby@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: Carol Ownby, Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

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