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Where to Find Help

UPDATED September 22, 2009

Courthouse Locations

Virginia

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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.

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Radford

27th Judicial District
619 Second Street, West
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 731-3610
Fax: (540) 731-3612
Email: ahoward@radford.va.us
Court Clerk: Ann Howard; Hours 8:30- 5p.m. (no messages on machine after 4:30)

Richmond

Richmond City Circuit Court
13th Judicial Circuit
400 North Ninth Street, John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 02329
Phone: (804) 646-6505
Email: circuitcourtclerkinformation@richmond.gov
Court Clerk: Bevill N. Dean; Hours 8:45-4:45

Roanoke

Roanoke City Circuit Court
P.O. Box 2610
315 West Chruch Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24010-2610
Phone: (540) 387-6270
Fax: (540) 387-1024
Email: Brenda.Hamilton@roanokeva.gov
Clerk of Court: Brenda S. Hamilton; Hours 8am - 5pm

Rocky Mount

22nd Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 567
275 South Main Street Suite 212
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Phone: (540) 483-3065
Fax: (540) 483-3042
Email: tjbrown@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Teresa J. Brown; Hours 8:30 – 5p.m.

Rustburg

24th Circuit Court
P.O. Box 7
732 Village Highway
Rustburg, VA 24588-0007
Phone: (434) 332-9555
Fax: (434) 332-9692
Clerk of Court: Deborah H. Huges; Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

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