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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 Circuit
72 Main Street
P.O. Box550
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: (434) 591-1970
Fax: (434) 591-1971
Email: BPterson@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: Bouson E Peterson Jr.; hours 8am -4pm


27th Judicial Circuit
501 Wenoah Avenue
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Phone: (540) 921-1722
Fax: (540) 921-3825
Email: cfraley@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Charles L. Fraley III; hours 8:30am - 5pm


Petersburg Circuit Court
Once Courthouse Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 733-2367
Fax: (804) 733-5548
Email: BScott@courts.state.va.us
Clerk: Benjamin O. Scott


Portsmouth Circuit Court
PO BOX 1217
603 Crawford StreetCivic Center
Portsmouth, VA 23705-1217
Phone: (757) 393-8671
Email: CMorrison@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Cythina P. Morrison


11th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 37
2880 Old Buckingham Rd, Suite C
Powhatan, VA 23139-0037
Phone: (804) 598-5660
Fax: (804) 598-5608
Email: wmaxey@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: William E. Maxey Jr.

Prince George

6th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 98
6601 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23875-0098
Phone: (804) 781-6015
Fax: (804) 733-4721
Hours 8:30am - 5pm


27th Judicial Circuit
45 Third Street, NW Suite 101
Pulaski, VA 24301
Phone: (540) 980-7825
Fax: (540) 980-7835
Court Clerk: Maetta H. Crews; Hours 8:30- 4:30

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