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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.



16th Judicial District
538 South Main Street
P.O. Box 220
Madison, VA 22727-0220
Phone: (540) 948-4657
Fax: (540) 948-5649
Email: lparrish@courts.state.va.us
Clerk: Lina M.Parrish


Prince William Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 792-6015
Fax: (703) 792-4721
Email: mmcquigg@pwcgov.org
Court Clerk: Michele B. McQuigg; Hours: 8:30am - 5pm


28th Judicial Circuit, Smyth Circuit Court
109 W. Main Street, Room 144
Marion, VA 24354
Phone: (276) 782-4044
Fax: (276) 782-4045
Clerk of Court: Dixie M. Seymour, Hours 9am - 5pm


21st Judicial Circuit
3160 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112-3966
Phone: (276) 634-4880
Fax: (276) 634-4836
Court Clerk: Vickie Stone Helmsutler; Hours 9am-5p.m.

21st Judicial Circuit
Martinsville Judicial Circuit
55 West Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24114-1206
Phone: (276) 403-5168
Fax: (276) 656-5234
Email: APritchett@courts.state.va.us
Clerk: Ashby R. Pritchett


25th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 190
Monterey, VA 24465- 0190
Phone: (540) 468-2447
Fax: (540) 468-3447
Email: lralston@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: Lois S. Ralston; hours 8:30am – 4:30pm


Westmoreland Circuit Court, 15th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 307
Montross, VA 24212-0289
Phone: (804) 493-0108
Fax: (804) 493-0393
Clerk: Owynne J. Chatham; 9am - 5pm

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