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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

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This email account is intended for general inquiries only. For specific case-related inquiries, please call the Clerk’s Office during public service hours to speak with a staff member in the appropriate division.

The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

Public Service Hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Recording Hours
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Circuit Court Clerk - General Information Civil

Online Case Data 

Concurrent Jurisdiction with General District Court

  • civil cases where monetary claims range from $5,000 to $25,000

Exclusive Jurisdiction of Circuit Court

  • monetary disputes involving more than $25,000
  • civil cases of a domestic relations nature, such as
    • divorce
    • annulment matters.  

Appellate Court

The Circuit Court serves as the appellate court in

  • civil cases appealed from the General District Court.
  • civil (domestic relations) cases appealed from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, typically
    • child support
    • custody
    • visitation matters

NOTE: Matters involving child support, custody, and visitation may or may not originate in the circuit court, depending on various factors.


When filing a civil case in the Circuit Court, the filing party is responsible for ensuring that all pleadings are prepared in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court. 

For the most current Civil filing fees, please access the Civil Filing Fee Calculation tool. 

Fee Schedule

After reviewing the Civil Fee Schedule please feel free to contact the Civil Division should you have questions.

Payment Types Accepted  


Unlike the two District Courts, the Circuit Court does not typically provide "forms" for use by litigants in filing civil suits. Hence, it is strongly recommended that the services of an attorney be employed when filing a civil action at the Circuit Court level.

The Supreme Court of Virginia makes certain forms relating to civil actions available.

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Required to be included with all new civil case filings

NOTE: Clerk's Office personnel are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice.

Newspapers Approved for Orders of Publication

The publications/entities below have been approved for orders of publication:

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Progress Index
  • The Amelia Bulletin Monitor
  • Style Weekly
  • The Observer, Inc.
  • Village News


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