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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.



23rd Judicial Circuit, Salem Circuit Court
2 East Calhoun Street
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 375-3067
Fax: (540) 375-4039
Email: ccrawford@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Chance Crawford; hours 8:30am - 4:30pm

Roanoke County Circuit Court, 23rd Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1126
305 E. Main Street
Salem, VA 24153-1126
Phone: 540-387-6205
Fax: 540-387-6145
Email: smcgraw@roanokecountyva.gov
Clerk of Court: Steven A. McGraw Sr; Hours 8:30-4:30


Spotsylvania Circuit Court, 15th Judicial District
P.O. Box 96
915 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0096
Phone: (540) 582-7600
Fax: (540) 582-7175
Clerk of Court: Christalyn M. Jett; Hours 8am - 4:30pm


Stafford Circuit Court, 15th Judicial Circuit
1300 Courthouse Road
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69)
Stafford, VA 22555-0069
Phone: (540) 658-8750
Email: BDecatur@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: Barabara G. Decatur; Hours 8am - 4pm


Green Circuit Court, 16th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 386
County Office Building, 22 Court Square
Stanardsville, VA 22973-0386
Phone: (434) 985-5208
Fax: (434) 985-6273
Court Clerk: Marie C. Durrer; Hours 8:15 am – 4:30


25th Judicial Circuit, Staunton Circuit Court
113 East Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 245-3874
Fax: (540) 245-3970
Clerk of Court: Thomas E. Roberts, Clerks office Located on the 3rd Floor; Hours 8:30am - 5pm

Augusta Circuit Court, 25th Judicial Circuit
PO BOX 689
1 East Johnson St.
Staunton, VA 24402 – 0689
Phone: (540) 245-5321 Clerk of Court: John B. Davis
Fax: (540) 245-5318
Email: jbdavis@crouts.state.va.us
Office ours: 8;30 – 5p.m.


Patrick Circuit Court
P.O. Box 148
Main Street
Stuart, VA 24171-7213
Phone: (276) 694-3927
Fax: (276) 694-6943
Clerk: Susan C. Gasperini; Hours 9am - 5pm


Suffolk Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1604
Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Courts Building, 150 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Suffolk, VA 23439-1604
Phone: (757) 923-7800
Fax: (757) 934-3204
Email: WRCarter@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: W. R. Carter Jr.; Hours 8:30am - 5pm


Surry Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 332
28 Colonial Trail, East
Surry, VA 23883
Phone: (757) 294-3161
Fax: (757) 294-0471
Email: glayton@courts.state.va.us
Clerk: Gail P. Clayton; Hours 9am - 5pm


6th Judicial Circuit, Sussex Circuit Court
P.O. Box 1337
15088 Courthouse Rd., Rte 735
Sussex, VA 23884
Phone: (434) 246-1012
Phone: (434) 246-5511 (ex 1012)
Fax: (434) 246-2203
Court Clerk: Gary M. Williams; Hours 9am - 5pm

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