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Ms. Linda J. Moore

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1231
(804) 748-1757 Fax

Internet/E-mail/Fax Filing
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

NOTE: Filings will not be accepted via the Internet, e-mail or fax.

General District Court Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 144
Chesterfield, VA. 23832

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA. 23832 

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Parking is permitted in any area except those that are gated, marked "reserved," or designated for jurors. There is no fee for parking.


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File a Protective Order

Get Protective Order assistance with Virginia’s online form system, I-CAN.  

Emergency Protective Order (EPO)

  • Issued through the Magistrate 
  • Lasts for 72 hours (three days)

Extend an Emergency Protective Order

Petition the Court for a Preliminary Protective Order during the three days the Emergency Protective Order is active.

Preliminary & Final Protective Orders

  • Are only issued by a Judge.
  • Must go through the Court system.
  • Arrive at the courthouse before 9 a.m. to complete paperwork.
    • Appear before a judge at 10:45 a.m.
  • If you arrive after 9 a.m., you may be scheduled to attend Court the next business day at 10:45 a.m.