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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.


Warm Springs

25th Judicial Circuit
Bath Circuit Court
PO BOX 180
Warm Springs, VA 24484-0096
Phone: (540) 839-7226
Fax: (540) 839-7248
Email: wwinebriner@courts.state.va.us
Clerk of Court: M. Wayne Winebriner


20th Judicial Circuit
29 Ashbey Street
Warrenton, VA 20186 - 3202
Phone: (540) 347-8610
Email: clerk@fauquiercounrt.gov
Court Clerk: Gail H. Barb


15th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1000
101 Court Circle
Warsaw, VA 22572-0956
Phone: (804) 333-3781
Fax: (804) 333-5396
Email: rforrester@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Rosa S. Forrester; Hours 9am - 5pm


Rappahannock Circuit Court
P.O. Box 517
238 Gay Street
Washington, VA 22747-0517
Phone: (540) 675-5350
Fax: (540) 675-5351
Court Clerk: Diane Bruce


Waynesboro Circuit Court, 25th Judicial District
250 South Wayne Avenue, Suite 202
P.O. Box 910
Waynesboro, VA 22980-1028
Phone: (540) 942-6616
Fax: (540) 942-6774
Email: briggsn@ci.waynesboro.va.us
Clerk of Court: Nicole A. Briggs; hours 8:30am - 5pm


9th Judicial Circuit
5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 6
Williamsburg, 23188-8218
Phone: (757) 564-2242
Fax: (757)564-2329
Clerk of Court: Betsy B. Woolridge; Hours of Operation 8:30-4:30

9th Judicial Circuit, Williamsburg James City County
5201 Monticello Avenue Suite 6
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218
Phone: 757-564-2242
Fax: 757-564-2329
Clerk of Court: Betsy B. Woolridge; Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm


26th Judicial Circuit
5 North Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 667-5770
Fax: (540) 723-8886
Email: rhogan@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Rebecca P. Hogan; Hours 9-5

26th Judicial District, Winchester Circuit Court
5 North Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 667-5770
Fax: (540) 723-6638
Email: twhittle@courts.state.va.us
Court Clerk: Terry H. Whittle


30th Judicial Circuit, Wise/Norton Circuit
P. O. Box 1248
206 East Main Street
Wise, VA 24293-1248
Phone: (276) 328-6111
Fax: (276) 328-0039
Web: http://www.courtbar.org
Email: jack@jckkennedy.net
Clerk of Court: J. Jack Kennedy Jr.; Hours 8:30am - 5pm


Shennendoah Circuit Court, 26th Judicial District
P.O. Box 406
112 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: (540) 459-6150
Fax: (540) 459-6155
Clerk of Court: Denise F. Barb; Hours 9am - 5pm


Wythe Circuit Court, 27th Judicial Circuit
Circuit Court Building
225 S. Fourth Street, Room 105
Wytheville, VA 24382
Phone: (276) 223-6050
Fax: (276) 223-6057
Email: HHorney@courts.stata.va.us
Court Clerk: Hayden H. Horney; Hours 8:30am - 5pm

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