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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 - Grand Jury, Docket Call, Case Scheduling

Chesterfield Circuit Court Docket Procedures 

2018 Circuit Court Docketing Procedures 

Terms of Court and Docket Information

Criminal and Civil Terms begin Tuesday following 3rd Monday in Jan., 3rd Monday in March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.


  • Grand Jury meets 6 times a year.
  • Criminal dockets generally convene at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth's Attorney on designated days.


  • Civil trials generally convene at 8:30 a.m.
  • Hearings in civil cases are set with Judges' legal assistants.
  • Civil trials are set with Judges' legal assistants or at Civil Docket Call at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cases appealed from the J&DR Court are set at Civil Docket Call at 2:00 p.m., but may be pre-set with Judges' legal assistants prior to Docket Call.
  • For the most current Civil filing fees, please access the Civil Filing Fee Calculation tool. 


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